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The Slow Motion Greek Bank Run Gathers Pace As Tsipras Berates The IMF

It’s long been true that there are three potential outcomes to the current Greek debt crisis. Everyone kisses and makes up and a deal is reached on the second and then third bailouts. This has long been the most likely outcome given the European Union’s distaste for the idea that the union and the …

Europe

Why Accounting Firms Leave A Lot Of Money On The Table

Accounting firms, especially the larger ones, have clients and solid businesses, and, critically, they tend to want to grow. The irony is that many if not most of these firms are defining growth as bringing in new clients. They are missing the more immediately extremely profitable route to growth…</i> …

Small Business

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

Republicans Fixed the Economy?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012 said that, if elected, he would get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent by the end of 2016. These were his exact words: "I can tell you that over a period of four years, by virtue of the policies that we'd put in place, we'd get the …

Budget Deficit

Is This Country Crazy?

<b>Inquiring Minds Elsewhere Want to Know</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Americans who live abroad -- more than six million of us worldwide (not counting those who work for the U.S. government) -- often face hard questions about our country from people we live among. Europeans, Asians, and Africans …

Political Science

David Cameron warns of looming second global crash

PM says ‘red warning lights are flashing’ against a backdrop of instability and uncertainty, as G20 summit draws to a close<p>David Cameron: red lights are flashing on the global economy<p>David Cameron has issued a stark message that “red warning lights are flashing on the dashboard of the global …

'Radical' Labour to fight election with pledge to cut tuition fees by £3,000

Labour will fight the next election on a pledge to cut tuition fees by £3,000 as part of a "radical" manifesto<p>Labour will pledge to cut tuition fees by thousands of pounds a year in their next manifesto.<p>Douglas Alexander, the shadow foreign secretary and party’s general election strategist, said a …

Harry Reid has no apologies

Republicans think Harry Reid is running the Senate like a dictator: His no-compromise style is almost like Vladimir Putin’s, and his inflammatory rhetoric is reminiscent of the Joe McCarthy era.<p>But Reid doesn’t seem to care.<p>“Get a brain, OK?” the Senate majority leader snapped at a reporter, when …

Young Guns gear up

The Republican “Young Guns” are ready to rule, if they get the chance.<p>Since they first got the name seven years ago, allies and enemies of Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy are now beginning to jockey to prepare for potential changes at the top of the Republican power structure in the House.<p>…

Climate billionaire aims for 2016

California billionaire Tom Steyer turned heads in Washington with the news that he plans to spend $100 million to help make climate change a defining issue in this year’s elections.<p>But it gets even bigger: The hedge fund executive turned green activist might be willing to lay out even more than …

Last call for state parties?

For many state parties, the party may soon be over.<p>State party officials across the country say the explosion of money into super PACs, nonprofit groups and presidential campaigns has made fundraising more difficult. And some of those outside groups are starting to take over the traditional local …

A threat to freedom

Our politicians are proposing to bring back statutory press control for the first time in more than 300 years. This is unacceptable.<p>A free press is one that is free from government or political interference. Our politicians maintain that they are defenders of a free press in this country and yet …

Vicky Pryce and the high cost of being unlikable

Vicky Pryce has been stripped of her honour and humiliated anew. Is that really what you wanted?<p>The sorry tale of Chris Huhne, Vicky Pryce, the speeding points and the jail sentences was a perfect illustration of the old adage: "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we leave our wives for a …