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George Soros: Russia poses existential threat to Europe

Investor says Vladimir Putin’s aggressive nationalism challenges values and principles on which the EU was founded

George Soros has warned that Russia’s expansionism poses an existential threat to the EU and called for greater material support for Ukraine. 470 more words


Party Plenum Indicates Limits To Xi Jinping's Power

THIS BYSTANDER DRAWS two points of note from the recently concluded Fourth Party Plenum, the four-day annual meeting of China’s 350 most powerful officials. The first is that President Xi Jinping has not centralized power as comprehensively as has been supposed. 616 more words


The Coming Dissolution of the EU

“In simple form, politics drives the economy and everything else in Europe. This is how Europe managed to squeak through a banking crisis that would have cratered any other region (it will still happen, but down the road). 42 more words


Another Deutsche Banker And Former SEC Enforcement Attorney Commits Suicide

“Following a brief late summer spell in which there was little if any news of bankers taking their lives, asreported previously, the banker suicides returned with a bang when none other than the hedge fund partner of infamous former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan, Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli entrepreneur, was found dead after jumping off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Tel Aviv.” 78 more words

Liars Vs Truthers

Das Kompost-Komplott

(Spiegel Wirtschaft) – Katrin Zeug:

Nie mehr ein schlechtes Gewissen, weil die Verpackung verrottet wie altes Laub: Die Industrie feiert biologisch abbaubare Kunststoffe als Mittel gegen Plastikmüll. 9 more words


Everything Millennials Need To Know About Politics

22 If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too. 16 more words