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In the news, Tuesday, December 27, 2016


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from Big Think

47% of Jobs Will Disappear in the next 25 Years, According to Oxford University
The Trump campaign ran on bringing jobs back to American shores, although mechanization has been the biggest reason for manufacturing jobs’ disappearance. Similar losses have led to populist movements in several other countries. But instead of a pro-job growth future, economists across the board predict further losses as AI, robotics, and other technologies continue to be ushered in. What is up for debate is how quickly this is likely to occur.


from Bloomberg

U.S. Consumer Confidence Jumps to Highest Level Since 2001
Consumer confidence climbed in December to the highest level since August 2001 as Americans were more upbeat about the outlook than at any time in the last 13 years, according to a report Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board.


from Breitbart

Kellogg Foundation Made Huge Grants to John Podesta’s Center for American Progress
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation gave nearly two million dollars to the John Podesta-founded Center for American Progress and a closely affiliated organization called Washington Center for Equitable Growth that also lists John Podesta as a founder.

Israel To Present Trump With ‘Evidence’ Obama Was Behind UN Resolution
Israel’s ambassador to the United States warned Tuesday that the country will provide “evidence” to President-elect Donald Trump that President Barack Obama was behind Friday’s anti-settlement resolution at the United Nations Security Council.

Pro-Abortion Writer: To Compete, Democrats Must Admit Pro-Life Candidates
The Democratic Party has destroyed its chances for success by barring pro-life candidates, according to a pro-abortion author analyzing November’s election.


from FEE (Foundation for Economic Education)
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Marxism on the Menu: Why This Communist Restaurant Failed
A communist restaurant in Grand Rapids has gone out of business. Shocking, we know. Sooner or later, market forces will find you.  That’s the thing about those pesky prices and profit and loss signals. While they never fail to reward you for producing something that provides value to your fellow man, they’re quick to slap you square in the face with your failures. Prices and private property rights are fundamentally important. Failure to grasp how these forces work leads to positively detrimental outcomes.


from The Guardian (UK)
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Trans-Siberian Railway: a view from Moscow to Vladivostok – a photo essay
On a 9,288km journey inspired by the centennial anniversary of the railway’s completion in 1916, photographer Annie Ling captures life onboard the Trans-Siberian Railway, and beyond the carriage window.


from Mises Institute
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How Interest Rates Affect Time Preference — and Vice Versa
A general increase in price inflation, resulting from increasing money supply and a fall in real wealth, will lead to a general rise in interest rates.


from New Statesman
"The leading voice of the British left, since 1913."

A perfect storm of events offers a path to relevance for Labour if it can provide answers to job insecurity, automation and a looming Brexit skills crisis.

A newly proposed requirement to show ID before casting a vote could reduce the number of people who vote Labour. What we do know from the one part of the United Kingdom that requires voters to produce ID before voting ­– Northern Ireland – is that it makes it harder for poorer people to vote as they are less likely to have the required identification.

Deadwood would not be made today – they wouldn't even look at the script
Deadwood is about uncomfortable things: the birth and death of capitalism, the queasy insistences of greed and ambition and the orgiastic sex charge of ultra-violence. 


from The Spokesman-Review


from UPI News Agency - United Press International

New York AG: Donald Trump can't close foundation during investigation
9:17 AM  A spokeswoman for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Trump's foundation also can't solicit funds until the probe ends.


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