Monthly Archives: January 2019

Welcome to the Real World, Suckas!

What It Means to Borrow Money From China Beijing readily loans money to country after country, making it possible for their governments to finance ambitious projects. But that also means that countries have become heavily indebted to Xi’s government to … Continue reading

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Adult Neurogenesis, and BDNF

Human brains generate new neurons throughout life. This miracle of lifelong brain regeneration allows lifelong learning, and is driven by complex interacting processes. One of the biological factors that can stimulate the formation of new brain neurons is the neurotrophic … Continue reading

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Does Russian GDP Rank Higher than China’s GDP?

By some rankings, Russian GDP per capita ranks 62nd in the world while China ranks 73d. According to World Bank statistics for 2017, Russia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita ranks 62nd in the world. __ Source Keep in mind … Continue reading

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South African Power Company Eskom in Death Spiral

Eskom is now in a death or debt spiral – or arguably both – as it engages in a stand-off with the government. __ Antigone Miltiadous A few years after South Africa changed to a popular rule system of government, … Continue reading

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Stock Markets and Oil Prices Rise in Synchrony

Stocks and Oil Rebound on the Fourth Day As of noon Eastern Standard Time, stock market indexes had risen 2 – 3 % while oil prices had risen roughly 2%, from their lower levels in late 2018 and early 2019. … Continue reading

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Is Xi Jinping Bright Enough to Avoid War?

Highly placed members of the Chinese military are urging communist party leadership to attack the US Pacific fleet in a surprise “Pearl Harbor” style attack. “The United States is most afraid of death,” said Rear Admiral Luo Yuan on December … Continue reading

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