Adam Brandel

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It's Looking A Lot Like 2008 Now...

Economic and market conditions are eerily like they were in late 2007/early 2008.<p>Remember back then? Everything was going great. Home prices were …

Russian Foreign Policy Is Incomprehensible for a Reason

The Kremlin tolerates an ultranationalist community that is not bound by Putin's caution.<p>British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has accused "Russians" of organizing a failed coup in Montenegro and the Kremlin denied involvement. The truth, however, is far more complicated thanks to a kind of …

A kitten overcoming cubicle barriers is your Monday office inspiration

Mondays: the days when all of Sunday’s late-night worries crystallize and become real: the growing to-do list, the non-stop meetings, the projects …

Revolution IS Possible--by Leftists Stiffening Sanderistas' Spines

- Advertisement -<p>NOTE TO READERS: This is the follow-up to my previous, provocative piece "Can't Hillary Haters All Just Get Along?" While I've …

What Would Actually Happen If We Broke Up the Banks?

"If a bank is too big to fail, it is too big to exist," reads a policy statement on BernieSanders.com.<p>Every year, the Financial Stability Board …

This is an oligarchy, not a democracy: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and the real reason why change never seems to come

Delusion has become the first requirement of citizenship, either to buy into our “values” or live with consequences<p><i>“At the parliament of animals, the rabbits demanded equal rights, and the lions replied, ‘But where are your claws?’”</i><p>We often hear it reported that in some benighted countries the …

Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

Circus Politics: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?

Who needs bread and circuses when you have the assortment of clowns and contortionists that are running for the White House?<p>Truly, politics in America has been reduced to a three-ring circus complete with carnival barkers, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, lion tamers, animal trainers, tight rope …

The truth about Flint: Kids drank poisoned water because of the GOP’s radical, anti-democratic “reforms”

This nightmare happened because of deeply undemocratic steps taken after the GOP gerrymandered a blue state<p>As I noted in an earlier story, the third week in December brought two startling stories highlighting the ongoing Dixiefication of the Midwest, a key ingredient in how the GOP, with its aging …

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in situations where we have to learn a vast quantity of information in a very short period of time.<p>In these instances, almost …

The Brain

Philosophy and the City

Citizen’s income is an idea whose time has come

I applaud John O’Farrell’s article (A no-string basic income?, 7 January). The logic is a “no brainer”. A basic reason for money is to ensure the flow of goods from factory to consumer. Cut off the money supply and the system fails. This government’s policy of cutbacks and austerity does just that …

Income Inequality

Anti-Education by Friedrich Nietzsche review – why mainstream culture, not the universities, is doing our best thinking

Throughout his life Nietzsche thought of himself as an educator, but the time he spent working in higher education was not long and much of it he found frustrating. Appointed professor in classical philology at the University of Basel in 1869 when he was only 24 years old, he was seen as a prodigy …

Higher Education

Saudi showdown with Iran nears danger point for world oil markets

The world's densest network of oil pipelines runs through Saudi Arabia's Shia heartland. It is now the epicentre of a deadly struggle<p>The Persian Gulf has become a strategic tinderbox.<p>Saudi Arabia’s drastic decision to behead the Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr marks a point of no return in the bitter …