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If Ford Wants to Beat Tesla, It Needs to Go All In

The auto industry is facing a trio of disruptive technologies: electric batteries, autonomous vehicles, and the mobile phone. The first two have been long-standing threats, relatively speaking, and are embodied in one company, Tesla. Which is why the auto industry’s reaction to Tesla’s announcement …

These Are The Highest-Paying Companies In America

$$$<p>Career review site Glassdoor on Wednesday released a list of the 25 highest-paying companies in America for 2016 -- and surprise, surprise, tech firms dominate the report.<p>Major tech companies (Google, Facebook and Twitter, to name a few) account for nearly the entire list, though a few …

Game of Thrones and ‘Empowerment’: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

The highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment<p>Thrones of Blood<p>How “Empowerment” Became Something for Women to Buy<p>“We’re Creating a World That Feels True”<p>Why <i>Hamilton</i> Matters<p>On Kobe Bryant<p>“Yet I’ll Speak”: <i>Othello</i>’s Emilia, a Rebuke to Female Silence<p>Hannah Horvath, Why Do We (Still) …

Game of Thrones

The People v. O. J. Simpson Will Be with Us Forever

A long time ago, the latest O. J. story goes, a construction worker discovered a knife in the fresh ruin of Simpson’s house, where he’d been part of a crew tasked with tearing the haunted place down. He handed the knife over to an off-duty police officer, whom he met on a movie set. The cop held …

Lessons From Japan's Experiment With Negative Rates

Japan’s economic and financial malaise once was thought to have little relevance for other advanced economies. Respected Western economists and …

Economics

More a marathon than a sprint

VIEWED from above, the great steel roofs of Nigeria’s textile mills are an impressive sight, occupying block after block in the northern city of …

CEOs with Daughters Run More Socially Responsible Firms: An Interview with Henrik Cronqvist

The Study: Henrik Cronqvist of the University of Miami and Frank Yu of China Europe International Business School compared the corporate social responsibility ratings of S&P 500 companies with information about the offspring of their chief executive officers. The researchers found that when a firm …

Atheism deserves better than Richard Dawkins: “Secular fundamentalism” is actively hurting the movement

<b>(AP/Fiona Hanson)</b><p>The public intellectual confuses religion for the religious, and nonbelievers would be unwise to follow his example<p>Ben Branstetter<p>October 15, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>Richard Dawkins, the British biologist and prominent atheist, has found …

Religion

The world will come crashing down (again): Inside the global debt crisis that America is about to import

<b>(lumy010 via iStock/Salon)</b><p>Trillions of dollars of investment in emerging markets has been fueled by cheap credit — and the bill’s coming due<p>Robert Hennelly<p>October 14, 2015 5:27pm (UTC)<p>Even as tens of millions of Americans continue to still struggle to recover from the Great Recession, there are …

Emerging Markets

How The Fed's Visible Hand Is Forcing Corporate Cash Mismanagement

Two weeks ago when we presented James Montier's exhaustive analysis on corporate profitability and specifically its relationship to the Kalecki …

"Emerging Markets Are On The Verge Of Liquidation" Top Performing Hedge Fund Manager Warns; "QE4 Is Coming"

Until recently, John Burbank's Passport Capital was one of the top 15 performing hedge funds in 2015. Recent events have only led to an even higher …

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

Self-improvement

The Positive Feedback Loop is Broken

The rat runs left and reaches the cheese. He is rewarded by the maze. Guess which direction he runs the next time through. And the next. And the next.<p>…

Fundamentals are only half the story

WSJ this morning, as stocks sell off around the world:<p>“It’s a very skittish market,” said Wouter Sturkenboom, senior investment strategist at Russell …

Rousseff Coup Could Sink Brazil, Emerging Markets

<i>Submitted by Shock Exchange</i><b>Rousseff Coup Could Sink Brazil, Emerging Markets</b>Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff's approval rating has plummeted to 8% …

Stock Markets

The Fed Keeps Interest Rates Near Zero

The Federal Reserve announced Thursday that it will not be raising rates just yet.<p>The U.S. Federal Reserve has decided not to raise interest rates at its September Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The committee’s two-day meeting concluded with Fed officials voting to keep interest rates near …

Economics

The Real Reasons Why The Fed Will Hike Interest Rates

For the past several months, the chorus of voices crying out over the prospect of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike have all been saying …

Doomsday clock for global market crash strikes one minute to midnight as central banks lose control

China currency devaluation signals endgame leaving equity markets free to collapse under the weight of impossible expectations<p>When the banking crisis crippled global markets seven years ago, central bankers stepped in as lenders of last resort. Profligate private-sector loans were moved on to the …

The Looming Bankruptcy Of Saudi Arabia

There’s two interesting little stories in this idea that Saudi Arabia is going to go bust in a couple of years as a result of the sagging oil price. Both are more general economic ideas than just the story of that oil price. The first is that mono-anything in economics is something we don’t really …

The Crisis Is About the Euro, Not Just Greece

Greece GDP per capita nearly tripled in the 15 years prior to it Greece adopting the euro. It has been a disaster since then. Maybe the crisis is about the idea of the euro, not just about Greece.<p>When Greeks went to the polls last week, did anyone really imagine that they were going to vote to …

How billionaire Michael Bloomberg made his fortune

Though his 12-year run as mayor ended in 2013, the billionaire remains as busy as ever, and is spending plenty of money as he goes. After all, he hopes to give away his entire fortune before he dies.<p>From his early days working on Wall Street to his generous philanthropic donations, here's how …

New York City

Showing them the exit

GREECE'S back is to the wall; its time has run out; it is stuck between a rock and a hard place with other rocks waiting to fall on its collective …

Where Does Money Go In A Recession?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Where does the money go in a recession?</i><p><i>Answer by Geoffrey Widdison, Engineer, on Quora</i><p>Here’s the thing about money: money isn’t real.<p>And I’m not saying that from a hippie, anti-materialist, counter culture perspective, I mean money is a purely theoretical …

Hallucination, or Divine Revelation?

"Madness" used to be considered an affliction of the spirit—demonic possessions, or Godly visions. Now it's treated as a medical issue. What does this mean for contemporary believers?<p>What is the difference between a homeless man who claims to speak to God and a saint who says the same? When I posed …

Mental Disorders