Monthly Archives: April 2016

“Most Massive Malinvestment of Economic Resources Ever Known”

Update: Make China’s economy look good or become an organ donor! Bubble of Historic Proportion China is the greatest construction boom and credit bubble in recorded history. An entire nation of 1.3 billion has gone mad building, borrowing, speculating, scheming, … Continue reading

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Learning to Transcend Failure is a Necessary Part of Growing Up

The following article is adapted from a posting published earlier on The Dangerous Child blog How Can Children Master Financial Skills by Age 18? Humans learn best by trying — by going out on the limb for something. Early tries … Continue reading

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How Much Does an Entrepreneur Make in the US?

noun, plural entrepreneurs [ahn-truh-pruh-nurz, -noo rz; French ahn-truh-pruh-nœr] 1. a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk. 2. an employer of productive labor; contractor. __ http://www.dictionary.com/browse/entrepreneur Note that entrepreneurs assume the … Continue reading

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What is the Best Return on Investment from US Colleges and Universities?

In the past, college was a ticket to a brighter future. Now, it’s a ticket to immense debt and an uncertain financial future for far too many students. Student loan debt in the U.S. has now topped $1 trillion. According … Continue reading

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Power to Coerce, Power to Disrupt

Hackers Hit Banks, Power Grids, Air Traffic Control Systems Anything that is connected to the net is susceptible to being hacked — for purposes of espionage, theft, vandalism, or sheer deadly destruction. Global Financial Network “SWIFT” Regularly Robbed of $Millions … Continue reading

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The Real Hunger Games

A Few Eerie Parallels Between the Fictional “Hunger Games” and the Real Meltdown of the Company Towns [Company towns] are single-industry towns with one dominant employer, usually an industrial plant or a factory that depended on state orders in Soviet … Continue reading

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World Disorder Grows

Global Anarchy Begins to Swell 22 years ago, Robert D. Kaplan published his famous article — The Coming Anarchy — in The Atlantic. The article was followed 6 years later by a book of the same name, including the original … Continue reading

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No Hope for Russia to Emerge from Putin Fiasco in One Piece

Clashes within the elite were bound to intensify as the pie to be shared shrinks due to the economic crisis. The number of such conflicts has grown rapidly since 2014: for example the nationalisation of oligarch Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s crown jewel … Continue reading

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TEOTWAWKI Survival Cache: Include 3D Printer, Survival e-Library, etc.

When you are placing your survival caches in likely hiding places around the world, do not forget to include a general-purpose, self-replicating 3D printer, along with a comprehensive survival e-library with all the necessary modeling software and plans. You will … Continue reading

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Drug Czar Linked to Smugglers and Drug Trafficking

‘These people are useless for society so it’s better to sacrifice them and let them die.’ _ Unnamed Drug Enforcement Officials There is a direct link between HIV and habitual intravenous drug use. In countries with high rates of intravenous … Continue reading

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Combat Flow Training: Dynamic Linked Chaos

Note: This article is cross-posted from The Dangerous Child blog Staying Alive is a Dynamic, Chaotic Affair: You Must Learn to Flow With the Go Get Out of the Box! Just as Neo needed to understand that there is no … Continue reading

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Russia Behind the Scenes

Looking Behind Moscow’s Potemkin Village Most western observers of Russia fail to look beyond the superficial glitz of postcard Moscow, and thus utterly fail to understand Russia and the hell that Putin has made of it. Here are a few … Continue reading

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How to Get More Production from Your Female Workers and Slaves

A Guest Article by the Brilliant and Virtually Irreplaceable Administrative Assistant, Valerie Get More Production Out of Your Human Female Slaves Creativity and problem-solving can be very useful attributes in human slaves, even females. Scientists have recently discovered that ordinary … Continue reading

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Government Mega-Projects vs. Opportunity and Private Initiative

“A slow, state-owned, ineffective and mostly non-market oriented company is, simply speaking, incapable of competing with SpaceX and other agile private space companies,” says Pavel Luzin, a space industry expert at Perm State University. Moscow Times Opportunity vs. Mega Government: … Continue reading

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Things to Come

You Know How Some Days It’s Hard to Choose Between Kale and Cannabis? Now you don’t have to chooose! In a tour-de-force destined to change the world, amateur scientists have succeeded in creating a hybrid cross of the nutritional green … Continue reading

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How Do Brains that Evolved for Hunting and Scavenging Learn Advanced Science and Maths?

The human brain was initially used for basic survival tasks, such as staying safe and hunting and gathering. Yet, 200,000 years later, the same human brain is able to learn abstract concepts, like momentum, energy and gravity, which have only … Continue reading

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Why China’s Actual Economy is Unraveling

Update: Obsolete State-Owned-Enterprises (SOEs) are gobbling up the massive ongoing Chinese credit stimulus. This looming great debt mountain of China — complete with defaults, capital flight, political purges, ghost infrastructure and industrial overproduction, and toxic devastation of land, air, rivers, … Continue reading

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Some Reasons for High vs. Low Innovation Levels

Society needs to incorporate certain characteristics in order to get the most of its potential for innovation: Open and non-discriminatory market access and foreign direct investment policies; Science and R&D policies that spur innovation; Openness to domestic competition and new … Continue reading

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Wholesale Movement of Chinese Industry and Workers into “Russian” Far East

Chinese industrial colonies have been moving wholesale into Africa, Latin America, and Central Asia for several years now. This time, it is Russia’s turn to be overrun by China’s debt-propelled never-ending industrial bubble. Moscow is going ahead with a program … Continue reading

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Guns, Lots of Guns — And Other Crazy Stories

The March record is the eleventh straight monthly record for background checks. The unprecedented streak, which began in May 2015, has included all-time records for both monthly and yearly sales. With 7,682,141 checks processed through the FBI’s National Instant Background … Continue reading

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April Energy Packets

Update: North American Shale Becoming Cheaper and Easier to Produce Advances in shale oil & gas production are keeping North American shale in the game long after Saudi Arabia and Russia thought they could out-produce the upstarts into the dirt. … Continue reading

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Computer Models are Powerful — But Often Misused — Tools

“Most of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, is false.” Currently, Computer Models are Ridiculous Failures — At Least When Used in Climate The real … Continue reading

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Schools Preparing Children to be Helpless, Fearful Sheep

Note: This article is cross-posted from The Dangerous Child, with modification How can you possibly expect someone who has spent most of his or her life in a educational system that discourages risk and critical thinking, and which teaches them … Continue reading

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Years More of This Yet to Come

Russia’s economy is not just in recession – it has entered a period of stagnation that will last at least four years, according to Natalia Orlova, chief economist at Alfa Bank, in an interview with bne IntelliNews. Source Vast money-laundering … Continue reading

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Complex Evolving Systems

More on Why Everything You Think You Know Just Ain’t So The idea of complex evolving systems grew out of the somewhat simpler concept of “complex adaptive systems.” The difference is that the evolving systems not only adapt and survive … Continue reading

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