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The Fed is close to repeating the biggest mistake of the Great Depression

I wrote a few weeks ago that I thought the Fed was at risk of repeating a mistake it made in the Great Depression. In 1937, US economic-policy makers started tightening, inadvertently starting another recession.<p>A few respondents, including George Pearkes of Bespoke Investment Group and Capital …

Great Depression

The rich are getting richer – and their wealth is safe as houses

In terms of wealth, Australia is now less equal than ever before, and whether that continues will depend on young peoples’ access to the housing market<p>The latest figures on household incomes show that over the past two years income inequality has increased. However, income is only part of the issue.<p>…

Race to renewable: five developing countries ditching fossil fuels

Global development professionals network,Renewable energy,Energy,Environment,Solar power,Costa Rica,Afghanistan,China,India,Albania,Wind power,Hydropower,Americas,Asia Pacific,Europe,World news,South and Central Asia<p>Costa Rica, Afghanistan, China, India and Albania are all embracing renewable …

Renewable Energy

37 fraternity members charged in hazing death at New York college

Nineteen-year-old student died from multiple, massive traumas in ‘glass ceiling’ ritual on Pennsylvania trip with members of Pi Delta Psi at Baruch College<p>The death of a 19-year-old student has shone a light on a ritual known as the “glass ceiling” in which young people pledging to join a …

See Breathtaking Photos of the Galapagos Islands on the Anniversary of Darwin's Voyage

Caption from LIFE. A giant tortoise, sensing danger, draws in its head with a hiss of alarm. It weighs 500 pounds, measu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …

Charlie Hebdo has published a controversial cartoon of the drowned Syrian toddler

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has sparked controversy by depicting the drowned Syrian toddler who washed up on a beach in Turkey.<p>In January, 12 people were shot dead at the weekly magazine's office in Paris. Five others were killed in several related attacks. The magazine was targeted …

Is Capitalism Moral? George Mason University Professor Answers That Question in 5 Minutes

A renowned economics professor is attempting to dispel claims that capitalism is greedy and immoral in a newly released Prager University video, arguing that it is the government — and not the private sector — that creates and facilitates unpalatable fiscal situations.<p>Dr. Walter Williams, an …

Terrence Howard Has A Controversial Math Theory That He Wants To Prove With Crystals

Terrence Howard is a brilliant actor, and owns an incredible assortment of hats (and scarves), but he also belongs in a rarefied air of wacky interview subjects – your Steven Seagals, your Gary Buseys, your Jean-Claude Van Dammes – who can scarcely open his mouth without saying something so …

Crystals

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

It’s a well-established fact that smoking is terrible for you, even in small amounts. When it comes to wholly preventable risk factors for a host of …

Research

Russia could have a dark ulterior motive with its moves in Syria

Kremlin authorities reportedly have an ulterior motive other than supporting the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad: getting jihadists out of Russia, where they may attack the homeland, and sending them into Syria.<p>Russia recently escalated tensions with the US by sending elite …

The case for redistributing wealth in America is losing support from 2 demographics

Data has shown that the gap in income between the rich and poor has been increasing and the US is one of the worst developed countries in regards to economic inequality.<p>Politicians, protestors, and the media have increasingly become fixated on these themes of the wealth gap.<p>Despite the increased …

One in six Americans go hungry. We can't succeed on an empty stomach | Tom Colicchio and Billy Shore

A bill to address childhood hunger in the summer holidays could help to feed 6.5 million children if passed. But we need to be doing more<p>As millions of kids head back to school this month, some of them are missing summer, but many are excited to once again receive regular meals. Many low-income …

You can now donate to politicians directly through a tweet

And 2016 candidates are already taking advantage<p>Twitter has partnered with Square to make it easier for users to send monetary donations to their favorite politicians. Now you can chip in directly through a tweet by hitting the "contribute" button, picking the amount, and entering your debit card …

North Korea warns that it has revamped and restarted all nuclear plants to make more bombs

A day after threatening long-range rocket launches, North Korea declared Tuesday that it has upgraded and restarted all of its atomic fuel plants so it can produce more — and more sophisticated — nuclear weapons.<p>Neither announcement was entirely unexpected, and outside analysts see the back-to-back …

North Korea

Ostracised, sacked … and even arrested: the fate of whistleblowers at the UN

Photograph: Reuters<p>French soldiers on patrol in the Central African Republic. A report into sexual abuse of children by some French peacekeepers was leaked by a UN aid …

Central African Republic

Woman invents tent for refugees which can collect rainwater and store solar energy

This collapsible tent can collect rainwater, store solar energy could just change the lives of millions of refugees around the world.<p>The tent, which …

How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of …

Drone Flying Near Wind Turbine Spots Something Highly Unusual on Top

A man taking his drone out for a spin while on vacation in Rhode Island caught something entirely unexpected on a 175-foot wind turbine.<p>Just as his drone reached the top, its blades still, it spotted a man laying on the body of the turbine, seeming to be taking in the sunshine.<p>According to a …

Hillary Clinton just held an uncomfortable press conference where she dismissed a question about Bill and North Korea

She didn't appear to enjoy the experience.<p>When Fox News' Ed Henry asked Clinton multiple questions, for example, she told him he was only "entitled" to one.<p>"Well, let me answer one of your questions because I think that is what you are entitled to," she said, speaking in Minneapolis, Minnesota, …

Jimmy Kimmel Made A Hilarious New Campaign Ad For Donald Trump

Donald Trump is proof that if you have enough money and scream your opinions loudly enough, people have no choice but to listen to you. Hell, some people may even agree with you, even if what you’re proposing is nothing more than a bunch of vague platitudes about “making America great again.”<p>Jimmy …

Megyn Kelly

Donald Trump has an ace in the hole for dealing with attacks from his Republican rivals

After Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) released a video criticizing real-estate magnate Donald Trump for his past allegiances with Democratic candidates, Trump had a familiar response at the ready.<p>"Recently, Rand Paul called me and asked me to play golf," Trump said in a statement. "I easily beat him on …

Donald Trump

World's first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year, shipping in 2016

1/18<p>Nice Architects Ecocapsule Solar-Powered Off-Grid Egg Home<p>If your fantasy is to live totally off-the-grid anywhere around the world, that dream …