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Over the last year or two, there’s been a discussion about the U.S. Federal spending moving beyond $4 trillion dollars, and whether a $1+ trillion dollar annual deficit on top of a $20 Trillion national debt – Federal only – is sustainable. It isn’t.
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Gross Incompetence
Here’s the lowdown: the EU’s single market mechanism dictates freedom of movement for labor, capital, services, and goods. These are not divisible; you cannot have one without the other. Still, that’s precisely what Theresa May, again, is proposing.
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Facebook: Six Degrees Of Giant Squid
All of a sudden, politicians in the EU, UK, and USA all want to talk to Mark Zuckerberg. That’s a bad enough sign all by itself.
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1984 Is Not The Future
Orwell may not have foreseen the blessings and trappings of social media, but he did foresee how governments and their media sympathizers would react to them: with more disinformation.
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A Modest Plan
With all the talk about the bubble market, people are once again saying Donald Trump is a fool, he should never have taken credit for a Dow that’s about to collapse.
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Bitcoin Doesn’t Exist – Part 5
Although "Bitcoin" can’t be hacked, it’s only software and has many vulnerabilities. If held on an exchange, you have legal and financial risk. If held at home, you could have a hard drive fail and lose your passwords.
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Debt Rattle February 17, 2018
Weak dollars make weak economies. Or is it the other way around?
Debt Rattle
President Donald Trump plans to use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to build momentum for sweeping legislation on infrastructure and immigration that could buoy the White House and fellow Republicans ahead of crucial midterm elections.
Unrest Is The Only Growth Industry Left
There’s the recovery as it’s been sold to you. It’s all been borrowed, to the last penny.

Work Experience

Owner
The Automatic Earth
2007 - Present (11 years 11 months)
Free lance writer
Hour Magazine, Montréal
1999 - 2005 (6 years 10 months)
Mixed media manager
Omer de Serres, Montréal
1993 - 1995 (2 years 9 months)

Education

Universiteit van Amsterdam / University of Amsterdam

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