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Commentary & Opinion
March 20, 2019 Opinion: Why further financial crises are inevitableSource: FT
We learnt this month that the US Federal Reserve had decided not to raise the countercyclical capital buffer required of banks above its current level of zero, even though the US economy is at a cyclical peak. It also removed...
J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said that the U.S. economy has essentially been split into those benefiting from thriving corporations and those who are left behind.
Source: South China Morning Post
n the last few weeks the warnings have come thick and fast: the world economy is teetering on the edge of a new global recession, and sooner rather than later is going to tip over the edge into the abyss. Happily, the alarm bells...
March 12, 2019 Is Ethical A.I. Even Possible?Source: NY Times
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — When a news article revealed that Clarifai was working with the Pentagon and some employees questioned the ethics of building artificial intelligence that analyzed video captured by drones, the company...
General Electric GE, +2.67% fell to under $7 a share in December. From the beginning of 2014 to the start of 2019, GE plummeted 67% while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.96% increased 45% in the same five-year period. And GE’s dividend is...
March 7, 2019 Natural disasters show planet is not fragileSource: The Daily Reflector
The people at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change agree, saying that to avoid some of the most devastating impacts of climate change, the world must slash carbon emissions by 45 percent by 2030 and completely...
At the end of it all, the average household was 20 percent poorer in 2009 than just two years before: The net worth of U.S. households and nonprofit organizations went from $69 trillion in 2007 to a trough of $55 trillion in 2009.
March 7, 2019 The World Needs Natural Gas, Not The Sierra ClubSource: Forbes
In October, 18 years after the non-disaster, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a call for dramatic reductions in Global Greenhouse Gases (GHGs). Its goal is to limit global warming to 1.5...
March 7, 2019 People Need to Be Scared About Climate Change. They Also Need to Recognize That It’s Not Too Late.Source: Mother Jones
Amid all the carnage, the leading global authority on warming, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, detailed the horrors in store if average temperatures pass 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit)...
March 6, 2019 Viewpoint: Anti-GMO Organic Consumers Association helps Russia spread dangerous myths raising fake concerns about vaccines and biotechnologySource: Genetic Literacy Project
Russian trolls are meddling wherever and whenever they can to cause societal strife. Radio Free Europe reports that Russian trolls may have contributed to the massive measles outbreak in Europe ...
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