Mai Ly

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How to Prevent Your Own Decline and Fall in Life

I just finished skimming some of Edward Gibbon’s “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” (through some quotes), and have some valuable lessons I …

US Power Will Decline Under Trump, Says Futurist Who Predicted Soviet Collapse

We talked to Nobel Prize-nominated Johan Galtung, who predicted that someone like Trump would win the US, and that it will trigger a decline in power.<p>Johan Galtung, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union, warned that US global power will collapse …

75 years ago, what if Japan never attacked Pearl Harbor?

Historic images reveal the devastation after the Japanese assault.<p>Historic images reveal the devastation after the Japanese assault.<p>Few events in World War II were as defining as the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The "date which shall live in infamy" — as President Franklin D. …

Geopolitics

No country with a McDonald’s can remain a democracy

The best way to combat the likes of Trump, Le Pen and Farage and the politics they represent is to rescue power from the grip of transnational corporations<p>A wave of revulsion rolls around the world. Approval ratings for incumbent leaders are everywhere collapsing. Symbols, slogans and sensation …

McDonald's

Brace yourself: the most disruptive phase of globalization is just beginning

To properly understand globalization, you need to start 200,000 years ago.<p>Richard Baldwin skillfully takes on this daunting task in a new book, starting all the way back with the hunter-gatherers. For too long, he says, traditional analysis of trade has been too narrow, he argues.<p>The economist, who …

Globalization

Pro-Independence Activists Cannot Become Lawmakers, Hong Kong Court Rules

The Hong Kong High Court ruled on Tuesday that two pro-independence activists will not be allowed to serve as legislators despite their elections in …

Stay in a Luxurious Tiny House at the Tiny Digs Hotel in Portland

Wondering what it is like to live in a tiny house? One great way to find out before building your own is to stay in a tiny house hotel. And if you …

Food & Dining

Here's how a $50 drug ends up costing you $700 in America's healthcare system

For years they've been watching their customers struggle to pay for prescription drugs, even when they have generic or over-the-counter alternatives. These drugs are supposed to treat simple, everyday ailments, like acid reflux and heartburn.<p>In the case of acid reflux, the drug in question is …

Philippines’ Duterte called for a ‘separation’ from U.S. He is now backtracking.

That was quick.<p>On Thursday night in Beijing, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called for a military and economic "separation" from the United States. From now on, he told a crowd, it’s the Philippines, Russia and China "against the world."<p>Or not. On Friday, he was already giving his message a …

Asia

Torrential rains kill more than 230 in Pakistan, India

Troops and other emergency personnel were deployed in both countries to help with relief operations, with boats and helicopters being used to reach stranded people.<p>Incessant rains in Pakistan have killed at least 106 people over the past three days and damaged thousands of houses, officials said as …

Thousands of Americans surrendering their passports due to be hit by huge hike in government fees

Large tax bills faced by Americans who have not lived in their country for years are forcing US citizens to renounce their nationality - but only at a cost<p>Americans who are abandoning their citizenship in droves are due to be charged five times more to surrender their passport under government …

Immigration