Archive for the 'Business and Finance' Category

Some Very Initial Thoughts on the US-China Deal

Friday, November 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Some Very Initial Thoughts on the US-China Deal by Naomi Klein on the Common Dreams Website on November 12, 2014.

For the first time, China is committing to capping its emissions and acknowledging that there must be a limit to its coal-powered growth juggernaut. It’s not everything, but it’s certainly not nothing. (Image: y-axis.com)

 

Scientific research can be prone to bubbles too – neuroscience risks being the next one

Friday, November 7th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Scientific research can be prone to bubbles too – neuroscience risks being the next one  by Vincent F Hendricks on the Converstation website November 5 2014.

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A Chronicler of Warnings Denied

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: A Chronicler of Warnings Denied Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change by Claudia Dreifus in The New York Times on October 27, 2014.

Naomi Oreskes says that those fighting action on climate change are not focusing on science, but on economics.
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Tigers and global corporate criminality: “We’ve got a really bad system”

Friday, October 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 6 Tigers and global corporate criminality: “We’ve got a really bad system” By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on October 15, 2014.

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Chinese Return to the Waldorf, With $2 Billion

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Chinese Return to the Waldorf, With $2 Billion By David Barboza in The New York Times on October 8, 2014.

In the Waldorf-Astoria’s earlier glory days, Henry Kissinger is flanked by Deng Xiaoping, right, and Qiao Guanhua in 1974.Credit John Sotomayor/The New York Times

Resignations at Center for Jewish History Stir Speculations About Financial Health

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Resignations at Center for Jewish History Stir Speculations About Financial Health:  Steinberg and Ackman Resign — ‘Transparency’ Cited By Paul Berger on the Forward Mobile website on August 28, 2014,

An Eye to the Past Can Help Guide the Future

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  An Eye to the Past Can Help Guide the Future By Carl Richards in The New York Times on July 21, 2014.

Facebook Manipulates Emotions: Business as Usual for Social Media Giant

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Facebook Manipulates Emotions: Business as Usual for Social Media Giant by Helen A.S. Popkin on the NBC News website on Junw 30,  2014,

Piketty v. Marx The two economists have a lot in common, but their differences matter too

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Piketty v. Marx The two economists have a lot in common, but their differences matter too by Russel Jacoby on the New Republic website on June 7, 2014.

Nothing Personal, Just Business

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Of Recent Interest:  Nothing Personal, Just Business: A Guided Journey Into Organizatonal Darkness by Howard F. Stein on the Ernest Beeker Website on April 1, 20013.

Medicare to Cover More Mental Health Costs

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Medicare to Cover More Mental Health Costs By Judith Graham in The New York Times on December 27, 2013.

Oregon museum lands record-breaking Bacon painting

Friday, December 27th, 2013

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Click Here To Read:  Oregon museum lands record-breaking Bacon painting by Maria Puente on the USA TODAY website on December 27, 2013.

China gets tough on environmental targets

Friday, December 27th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  China gets tough on environmental targets on the Xinjuanet website on December 25, 2013.

Fewer Psychiatrists Seen Taking Health Insurance

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Fewer Psychiatrists Seen Taking Health Insurance By Robert Pear in The New York Times on December 11, 2013.

The secret buyer of Bacon’s $142M triptych is …

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   The secret buyer of Bacon’s $142M triptych is … By Emily Smith in The New York Post on November 19, 2013.

Electronic Medical Records and Privacy

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

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Click Here to View:  Electronic Medical Records and Privacy with WSJExperts on the The Wall Street Journel Spreecast on Teh Wall Street Journal website on November 18, 2013.

Khamenei controls massive financial empire built on property seizures

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Khamenei controls massive financial empire built on property seizures By Reuters  on the Al Arabiya website  on the November 12, 2013.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei oversees an organization called Setad that has assets estimated at about $95 billion. (File photo: Reuters)

Why the Germans Haven’t Returned $1 Billion Worth of Nazi-Looted Painting

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Why the Germans Haven’t Returned $1 Billion Worth of Nazi-Looted Paintings Munich authorities seem more interested in protecting an art dealer than in returning stolen works to their rightful heirs By Saul Austerlitz on the Tablet website on November 14, 2013.

A self portrait by Otto Dix is seen on screen at a press conference on Nov. 5, 2013, in Augsburg, Germany, on the discovery of nearly 1,500 paintings, including works by Picasso and Matisse, looted by the Nazis. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Click Here to Read:  Looted Treasures in Pandora’s Box on this website.

Click Here t Read: In a Rediscovered Trove of Art, a Triumph Over the Nazis’ Will on this website.

The Preschool Payoff

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Preschool Payoff By Kimberly Palmer on the US News on October 24, 2013.

Was Stalin Necessary for Russia’s Economic Development?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Was Stalin Necessary for Russia’s Economic Development? by Anton Cheremukhin, Mikhail Golosov, Sergei Guriev and Aleh Tsyvinski on  from National Bureau of Economic Research.

Click Here to Read:   Was Stalin Necessary for Russia’s Economic Development? Anton Cheremukhin, Mikhail Golosov, Sergei Guriev, Aleh Tsyvinski from the Voxeu.org website on October 10, 2013.