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Japan Finmin: U.S. Monitoring Won't Constrain Japan

Japan’s actions in the currency markets will not be constrained by the United States adding the country to a new monitoring list over foreign exchange policies, and it will act as needed, Finance Minister Taro Aso was quoted by the Kyodo news agency as saying on Sunday. 170 more words

Finance

Psychology matters a great deal

May 1, 2016

Psychology matters a great deal in determining shifts in the economy.

by Robert J. Shiller

http://www.nytimes.com

“We don’t know whether any specific event — say, an unexpected spike in oil prices or a decline in the stock market — will help transform any of the current social stories into a truly virulent economic disruption. 979 more words

Governance

Paul Krugman, the Conscience of the Liberal, speaks

May 1, 2016

Paul Krugman, the Conscience of the Liberal, speaks on US Presidential Elections–It’s Hillary vs Donald in November, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com

Maybe we need a new cliche: It ain’t over until Carly Fiorina sings. 867 more words

Politics

Tell The U.S. Senate: Reject The China Bilateral Investment Treaty

Excerpt from: CREDO Action

Have you heard of the China Bilateral Investment Treaty (China BIT)? If you’re like most people, you haven’t. And there’s a reason for that. 666 more words

Nevada Democratic Links

Tell President Obama: Block The Biggest GMO-Chemical Merger In History

Excerpt from: CREDO Action

If you thought Monsanto was bad, this could be even worse: Chinese chemical giant ChemChina has begun a $43 billion merger with Swiss-based seed and pesticide company Syngenta to create one of the largest chemical and GMO seed companies in the world. 440 more words

Nevada Democratic Links

Six Years Ago A BP Oil Rig Began Spewing Oil Into The Gulf -  Act Now To Stop New Gulf Drilling!

Excerpt from: Greenpeace

Keep It In The Ground

Make a public comment to tell the Obama Administration to stop new offshore drilling in the Gulf and all of our coasts. 300 more words

Nevada Democratic Links

The next crisis, sooner or later

Published in Insights, The New Zealand Initiative’s newsletter, 29 April 2016

In his book The Ascent of Money, Harvard economic historian Niall Ferguson introduced us to what he called “the perennial truths of financial history”. 348 more words

Insights