Chris Schwarz

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"No Food, No Peace"

There’s been a lot of talk about food riots in the wake of the international food price hikes in 2007. Given the deaths and injuries caused by many …

Why Ukraine's future may hinge on its oligarchs

Though Ukraine's turmoil has centered on the standoff between the Yanukovych government and protesters, it's the country's business elites who may be …

We Are Approaching The Economic Singularity

<b>The 2014 Strategic Investment Conference: Investing in a Transformational World Stuck in a Liquidity Trap</b> <b><br>The Economic Singularity</b> <b><br>The Minsky Moment</b> <b><br>The Event Horizon</b> <b><br>The Glide Path</b> <b><br>Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Argentina, and South Africa</b><p>I fully intended to write today about a recently released …

Economics

White House official: Russia 'can't have it both ways' on Syria

President Barack Obama hosted Jordan's King Abdullah II at a private residence in California, where the two leaders took the opportunity to speak publicly on the humanitarian crisis within Syria.<p>After the two leaders discussed the situation Friday, a senior administration official had sharp words …

[Opinion] Time for EU to get serious on Ukraine

It is high time: The EU’s language of “concern” has worn thin on the cold streets of Kiev.<p>Without a geostrategic vision for post-Soviet Europe, the …

Europe

Ukraine Opposition 'Ready' to Vacate Kiev City Hall

Opposition leaders in Ukraine say protesters are ready to vacate the Kyiv city hall they have occupied for more than two months.<p>But head of the …

Russia

Competition for a job lowest since the financial crisis - Capitol Report - MarketWatch

A gauge of competition for jobs fell in December to the lowest level in more than five years, but the U.S. labor market remained weak and it’s too …

Economics and Finance Research

Search IDEAS<p>What is IDEAS?<p>IDEAS is the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Based on RePEc, it …

Television (India)

When A $65 Cab Ride Costs $192

I was in the car for about an hour, rolling around Manhattan in the middle of a snowstorm. The ride normally would have cost me $65. But when it came time to pay, my driver, Kirk Furye, was concerned for me.<p>"Are you going to get in trouble with NPR?" he asked. "You are almost at three times the …

RT @ChrisGiles_: Super panel on monetary policy - Tombini, Summers, Kuroda, Osborne http://t.co/8GNu6EFxZn

Russell 2000 on pace for best monthly return, up nearly 6%, since September

May 19, 2018<br>7:11 PM<p>Kentucky Derby winner Justify, sent off as the 2-5 favorite, won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, running his unbeaten streak to five races and setting up a historic shot at horse racing’s Triple Crown when he competes in the Belmont Stakes in three weeks.<p>May 19, 2018<br>5:04 PM<p>The …

Mariposa County Resource Conservation District Hosts Annual Native Plant Sale in Coulterville on Saturday, November 4, 2017

November 1, 2017 - The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District's annual native plant and wildflower seed sale is coming up soon!<p>This popular …

Wildflowers

Insight: Europe's utilities squeezed by creeping nationalization

PARIS (Reuters) - Vattenfall unplugged! With flyers, posters and an animated film of a bear disconnecting the Swedish utility that operates the Berlin electricity grid, campaigners tried to convince voters to put power distribution back in public hands.<p>A general view shows the Boehlen-Lippendorf …

The Regional Dynamics of Economic and Population Growth

As many across the world entered the New Year in a celebratory mood, others are still struggling to recover from the effect of the recent economic …

US thinks it can coax opposition to Syria peace talks

WASHINGTON - The United States is "reasonably confident" that it can persuade the Syrian opposition to join peace talks slated for later this month, …

“Forty Hours is Full-Time” plan would only make the problem worse

As part of the Republicans’ alternative to a minimum wage increase, Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Defense: Pompeo creates 'action …

Health Care

5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar - Briefly - WSJ

1 Another Healthy Gain in Payrolls Expected Share on Twitter<p>Economists think Friday’s employment report will provide further evidence of the economy’s strength at year’s end.<br>Nonfarm payrolls are forecast to be up about 191,000 in December. That would be a little below the 203,000 pace in November, …

The Fed - Fed's balance sheet

The Federal Reserve's balance sheet<p>The Federal Reserve operates with a sizable balance sheet that includes a large number of distinct assets and …

As Japan’s Economic Pie Grows, Christmas Cakes May Shrink

The size of Japan’s economic pie may be expanding, but a beloved staple of the year-end holiday season — the Christmas cake — may get smaller for many people as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic program, or “Abenomics,” pushes up prices and weakens the yen.<p>The original Christmas cake in Japan …

Japan's War On Deflation Gets A Boost As Consumer Prices Rise At Their Fastest Pace In 5 Years

Stripping out volatile food and energy prices, which have largely driven recent increases, prices inched up 0.6 percent in November, the country's best result since August 1998.<p>The broader consumer price index, which measures a basket of everyday goods but excludes the cost of fresh food, rose 1.2 …

Economy

China economy to slow, but will still rival U.S.

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- China's economy could approach $21 trillion over the next eight or nine years, nearing the size of that of the U.S., even …

Don't Fire An Employee And Leave Them In Charge Of The Corporate Twitter Account

Yesterday HMV, the beleaguered British entertainment retailer, laid off 190 employees, in an effort to cut costs and right its balance sheet. The company apparently pulled a large group into human resources and gave them the bad news. While this was going on, one employee, Poppy Rose, who had been …

Report: Britain Will Be Europe's Biggest Economy By 2030

British research group the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) predicts that Britain's output will outstrip France's by 2018 before displacing Germany by around 2030.<p>But it will be overtaken by India and Brazil over the same time period, said the study.<p>"Germany is forecast to lose its …

Chinese navy dares US warship into dangerous game of chicken

USS Cowpens, Pacific Ocean, Sept. 20, 2012<br>US Navy Photo/ Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly via NavSource Online<p>In yet another …

In major legal victory, sex workers in California gain access to victim compensation rights

<b>(Chase Carter via Flickr Creative Commons)</b><p>The change signals the end of nearly 15 years of discrimination against sex workers who were victims of rape<p>Katie McDonough<p>December 13, 2013 7:15pm (UTC)<p>California officials voted Thursday to overturn a discriminatory rule that prevented sex workers who are …

Putin Says New ‘Instanteous’ Weapons Pose Danger To Global Stability

<b>Putin Says New ‘Instantaneous’ Weapons Pose Danger to Global Stability</b><p>12 December 2013 | Issue 5276<p>By Ezekiel Pfeifer<p>Osman Orsal / Reuters<p>A United …