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8 Fantastic Apps to Download Before Your Next Road Trip

Author: David Pierce. David Pierce Gear<p>Date of Publication: 11.01.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Let your phone ride shotgun, where it can …

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert — here's what she learned about how the ultra wealthy keep their money

"All the world's a stage" - Shakespeare. Istvan Biro via Wikimedia Commons<p>Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage, but the sociologist Erving Goffman added that most of the interesting stuff lies behind the scenes, in what he called the “backstage” areas of everyday life.<p>Having spent the past …

Income Inequality

Saudi Arabia to run out of cash in less than 5 years

Not even the mighty Middle East can survive cheap oil forever.<p>If oil stays around $50 a barrel, most countries in the region will run out of cash in five years or less, warned a dire report from the International Monetary Fund this week. That includes OPEC leader Saudi Arabia as well as Oman and …

Oil

America enabled radical Islam: How the CIA, George W. Bush and many others helped create ISIS

We have tried to harness the power of radical Islam for our own interests for decades. ISIS is partially on America<p>Since 1980, the United States has intervened in the affairs of fourteen Muslim countries, at worst invading or bombing them. They are (in chronological order) Iran, Libya, Lebanon, …

Geopolitics

8 Foods These Experts Avoid At All Costs

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

The 18 countries with the lowest tax rates in the world

The World Economic Forum's recent global competitiveness report uses "total tax rate" as one measure of how competitive a country is, with lower figures being better.<p>The total tax rate is actually defined by the World Bank. Here's how it works:<p>The total amount of taxes is the sum of five different …

United Nations

Apple has fixed a new feature for iOS 9 that could stop your 16GB iPhone running out of space all the time

If you go to download an app right now, every version of it — for every iteration of the iPhone — are bundled into one software package.<p>Apple wanted to change that with iOS 9, which was supposed to come with new "app thinning technology" so that only the parts of the app that actually work on your …

Out of Space

Warren Buffett and Jeremy Grantham have been warning us about this moment for years

Since the financial crisis, corporations have managed to deliver robust profit growth by offsetting the drag from weak sales growth with widening profit margins. These fatter profit margins came from cutting costs, which usually means getting more productivity out of fewer workers.<p>But with the …

Markets

10 facts reveal the absurdity of Pablo Escobar's wealth

Despite his humble origins, Pablo Escobar became the leader of the Medellín cartel, which was responsible for 80% of the global cocaine market.<p>"El Patron" brought in an estimated $420 million a week in revenue, making him one of the wealthiest drug lords ever.<p>While verifying Escobar's wealth is …

South America

Another sign that things are going wrong in 3 of the world's largest economies

This is a horrible sign for three of the biggest economies in the world.<p><b>"In the first six months of the year, the market in Russia has dropped by 70%, Brazil by 36% and China by 47%,"</b> said JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald in a press release.<p>"Parts of Europe are also struggling, with France down by 26%," he …

Christmas Trees