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The Yield Curve predicts Recession in 2020
April 24, 2019

How the Yield Curve Predicts the 2020 Recession

The business press recently generated a lot of comments about the Yield Curve. "The Yield Curve is inverting they cried," and the specter of a recession in 2020 loomed over the White House. Trump immediately created an outcry by nominating...

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Trump Mafia Evades Probe
April 2, 2019

Trump Mafia Evades Mueller Probe

We should have known this was coming. As soon as Michael Cohen told us that the Trump organization worked like the Mafia, we should have known. Like dozens of previous prosecutors when jousting with mafia dons, Mueller couldn't pin a...

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The Crisis of Democracy is rooted in the terrible job situations for young people in U.S. and Europe
October 17, 2018

The Real Crisis of Democracy

In the United States and in Europe there is a Crisis of Democracy. Autocratic rulers in Hungry, Turkey, and Poland are using violence and intimidation to shut down the free press, restrict who can vote in elections, and silence freedom...

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