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Bernie Sanders Starts Mentioning the Military Budget

Bernie Sanders Starts Mentioning the Military Budget

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Bernie Sanders has added the existence of foreign policy onto the bottom of emails like the one below, after having posted a video of himself quoting the usual Eisenhower quotes on military spending. These changes match the request made when World BEYOND War and RootsAction.org asked 100 prominent people to sign an open letter to U.S. Senator Bernie […]

Could Stocks Rally Even as Parts of the Economy Are Recessionary?

Could Stocks Rally Even as Parts of the Economy Are Recessionary?

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We contrarians can’t help it: when the herd is bullish, we start looking for a reversal. When the herd turns bearish, we also start looking for a reversal. So now that the herd is skittishly bearish, anticipating a recession, contrarians start wondering if a most hated rally is in the offing, one that would leave most punters off the […]

U.S. Bases in Okinawa Are a Threat to Freedom

U.S. Bases in Okinawa Are a Threat to Freedom

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By David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND WarRemarks at Rally outside White House, January 7, 2019. There are a number of problems with the idea that maintaining and expanding giant military bases in other people’s countries protects freedom in the U.S. or in the occupied land. For one thing, the United States maintains these bases in […]

Polling on the Border Wall

Polling on the Border Wall

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Eric Zuesse Polling on the border wall shows that Trump’s proposal is very unpopular amongst the American electorate, especially amongst the people who live near the Mexican border; but Republicans nationwide do support his proposal — and overwhelmingly. Trump’s base is the mass of people who approve of Trump and his initiatives no matter what […]

Commoditization = Deflation

Commoditization = Deflation

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Apple’s slumping sales growth in China re-energized discussions on the commoditization of smart phones: the basic idea is that once devices, services, goods, platforms, etc. are interchangeable and can be produced/generated anywhere, they are effectively commodities and their value declines accordingly. In the case of Apple’s iPhone, many observers see diminishing returns on the latest model’s features as the price point (around […]