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Corporate consolidation by brand

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This picture is but a drop in the ocean of corporate consolidation. When you read about an increase of M&A (mergers and acquisitions) it is usually an indication that rich people (using the corporations they own) have just stolen a great deal of money from you, legally (because the rich write the laws) and/or illegally. 120 palabras más


Obamacare Healthcare: Breakeven for Insurers!

The Federalist has released a statement that Obamacare insurers are ‘finally’ going to make a profit… because they can ‘finally’ charge premiums that sustain their expenditures. 480 palabras más


RCMP move to arrest pipeline protesters at entrance to Trans Mountain work site

BURNABY, B.C. — Authorities in British Columbia arrested anti-pipeline protesters Saturday afternoon on Burnaby Mountain, a first in a string of actions demonstrators said they have planned for the coming week. 342 palabras más

PMN News

Economy Update From NPR: Steel Tariffs Could Crunch Foreign Carmakers In The U.S. South

Steel Tariffs Could Crunch Foreign Carmakers In The U.S. South
Mercedes Benz USA showed off its new headquarters in Atlanta — all in the midst of a possible trade war that could affect the car industry in the South, which has become a truly global car market.

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Saturation employment follows automation

This is a further contemplation of the nature of work in the future of near complete automation of the workforce.   What jobs will people do when all jobs are automated?  3.370 palabras más

Data Science

How does improving basic infrastructure enhance economic growth?

My answer on Quora:

Basic infrastructure enhances economic growth in three broad ways: (1) by supporting the production of goods and services, (2) by connecting people to each other and to those goods and services, and (3) by helping people secure basic needs like food, clean water, housing, health care and quality education (a healthy population is a productive one). 591 palabras más

Global Economy

Alternative Data, Investment Strategies and the Principle of Incompatibility

Alternative data – a trendy subject nowadays – is non-traditional data that can be used in the investment process. An increased percentage of hedge fund managers are planning to use this kind of data and new analytics in their investment processes. 760 palabras más