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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9:17 AM A spokeswoman for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Trump's foundation also can't solicit funds until the probe ends.