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Apprenticeship programs could close the skills gap, but have been slow to gain traction

September 17th, 2014 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

Governors from Michigan to North Carolina and the Obama administration have a solution for some of the U.S. manufacturing sector’s woes: German-style apprenticeship programs.    



Is it time for a Guaranteed Basic Income?

September 9th, 2014 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

Poverty and homelessness on the rise. Is it time for Basic Income? The idea of Basic Income has been endorsed by economists from a variety of political camps, but has always seemed more of a distant dream than a reality.  Productivity and standard of living increases made Basic Income practical and logical.    



Eight facts that explain what’s wrong with health care in America

September 8th, 2014 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

Obamacare is not universal health care. If the American health care system were to break off from the United States and become its own economy, it would be the fifth-largest in the world. “It would be bigger than the United Kingdom or France and only behind the United States, China, Japan and Germany,” says David […]



Russians circumvent lingerie ban by 3D printing it

September 2nd, 2014 at 1:43 pm » Comments Off

3D printed lingerie. A Eurasian Union law prevents the production or import of lace garments, but the German lingerie brand, Lascana, has turned to 3D printing to circumvent that law. Lingerie lovers rejoice because you next pair of sexy undies may be on the way to you thanks to 3D printing.    



Why some poorer countries lend to richer countries

September 2nd, 2014 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

In the last ten years, the increase in global imbalances has posed a theoretical challenge for international macroeconomics. Why did some less-developed countries with a higher need for capital, like China, lend to richer countries?    



Germany considers ban on after-hours office communications to workers

August 29th, 2014 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

A ban on office communications in the evening and during vacation time could even become law. Some German companies such as BMW, Volkswagen and Deutsche Telekom, in the last few years,  have banned after-hours calls and emails to workers.  The point of the ban is to actually let people take time off in the evening, […]



Who is on America’s secret terrorist tracking-system?

August 13th, 2014 at 7:56 am » Comments Off

More than 40% of the people on United States government’s shared database of  terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept.    



South Korea sends 10,000 balloons filled with Choco Pies to North Korea

August 11th, 2014 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

South Koreans prepare to release balloons filled with chocolate pies and cookies over to North Korea. Last week, North Korea got a sweet surprise from its neighbor, South Korea. About 200 South Koreans along with North Korean defectors packed 770 pounds of Choco Pies into plastic bags, which they attached to 50 giant balloons and […]



New York Times has called federal government to repeal marijuana ban

July 30th, 2014 at 5:06 pm » Comments Off

The Times said marijuana should only be available to people over 21 years old. The New York Times has called for the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana. They likened the federal law outlawing the drug to the failed prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s and ’30s. (Video)    



The U.S. government’s secret rulebook for labeling you a terrorist

July 25th, 2014 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

The guidelines state that “the general policy of the U.S. Government is to neither confirm nor deny an individual’s watchlist status. There has been a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system and it has been quietly approved by the Obama administration. It authorizes a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to […]



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