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  • The WHO's Deceiver-General--A close look at Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    04/21/2020 10:46:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Visit Discoverthenetworks.org. When President Trump announced that his administration would withhold all U.S. funding from the World Health Organization, pending an investigation of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus promptly straightened the halo atop his head and proceeded to address the world in the sober tones of a selfless, afflicted martyr: “For now,” he said, “our focus, my focus, is on stopping this virus and saving lives. WHO is getting on with the job…. When we’re divided, the virus exploits the cracks between us.” But as a close look at Tedros’s handling of the current crisis...
  • Economic Illiterates Are Running Amok

    04/10/2020 3:58:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    One particularly terrifying consequence of the Chinese Bat Soup Virus that is not yet getting the attention it deserves is how this situation is making already stupid liberals even dumber, especially when they sound off about economics. In the wake of this pandemic, we’ve been subjected to a series of mind-numbing insights from the pinko blue check brain trust that reaffirms the clichéd but true observation that our elite is anything but elite. Leave it to our liberal betters to take a bad situation and seek to make it exponentially worse. For example, Sally Kohn – oh, you know where...
  • 'Failure could set the world on fire.' Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 96, warns coronavirus could spell economic doom for generations and tells US to 'safeguard the liberal world order'

    04/04/2020 8:07:14 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 30 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | By CHEYENNE ROUNDTREE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has warned of global economic doom He wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal on Friday, issuing a dire proclamation that 'failure could set the world on fire' The 96-year-old believes the White House has done 'a solid job in avoiding immediate catastrophe' etc etc
  • Dems' New Talking Point on the Trump Economy: Obama Built It

    02/13/2020 6:04:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2020 | Larry Elder
    The "expert" predictions of economic disaster should Donald Trump win the 2016 election did not occur. Under Trump, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq composite have reached historical highs while unemployment for blacks and Hispanics have hit historical lows. In the wake of Trump's undeniable economic success, what is the 2020 Democratic Party argument for why voters should back their candidate over Trump? The morning after Trump's election, Paul Krugman, economics professor and columnist for The New York Times, wrote: "Now comes the mother of all adverse effects -- and what it brings with it is a regime that...
  • Mark Ruffalo Calls for Economic Revolution Because Capitalism Is ‘Killing Us’

    12/02/2019 8:18:03 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/02/2019 | Ben Kew
    Actor and left-wing activist Mark Ruffalo, reportedly worth around $30 million, has called for an “economic revolution” in the United States, warning that free-market capitalism is “killing us” and robbing the peace and prosperity of future generations. Ruffalo made his revolutionary call via Twitter, sharing a Time magazine article entitled “How America’s Elites Lost Their Grip.”
  • Economic Growth Accelerated to 2.1% Rate in Summer

    11/27/2019 7:05:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/27/2019 | John Carney
    The American economy grew at a faster pace this summer than estimated earlier. Gross domestic product grew at a 2.1 percent annual rate for the third quarter, the Commerce Department said yesterday in its second estimate of economic growth. That is a substantial boost from the 1.9 percent in the earlier estimate. While businesses pulled back on investment in the summer, likely because of fears of sluggish global growth and uncertainty over the direction of trade and monetary policies, consumers remained confident and spending high, thanks to rising wages and extremely low unemployment.
  • Trump slams Federal Reserve during speech before Economic Club of New York

    11/12/2019 3:24:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/12/19 | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump on Tuesday painted a rosy picture of the booming US economy, but slammed the Federal Reserve in a rousing speech to the Economic Club of New York. “Today, I am proud to stand before you as president of the United States to report that we have delivered on our promises and exceeded our expectations by a very wide margin. We have ended the war on American workers, we have stopped the assault on American industry, and we have launched an economic boom the likes of which we have never seen before,” the president said at a luncheon at...
  • The Millennial Urban Lifestyle Is About to Get More Expensive

    10/16/2019 6:49:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 15, 2019 | Derek Thompson
    Several weeks ago, I met up with a friend in New York who suggested we grab a bite at a Scottish bar in the West Village. He had booked the table through something called Seated, a restaurant app that pays users who make reservations on the platform. We ordered two cocktails each, along with some food. And in exchange for the hard labor of drinking whiskey, the app awarded us $30 in credits redeemable at a variety of retailers.
  • How Democrats threaten economic security

    08/12/2019 12:14:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | 08/11/2019 | ANALYSIS/OPINION:
    The late Saul Alinsky, the legendary left-wing community organizer, must be looking up from wherever he is and smiling. The direction lately taken by the Democratic Party shows they’ve bought into his tactics, hook, line and sinker. In his most famous book, “Rules for Radicals,” he opens with the following observation: “What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. ‘The Prince’ was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. ‘Rules for Radicals’ is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it...
  • Warren Predicts An Economic Crash: Her Policies Will Guarantee It

    07/26/2019 7:32:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    issueinsights ^ | 07/25/2019 | I & I Editorial Board
    Earlier this week Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that an economic crash is right around the corner. She’s right. But it’s her own plan that would bring about the collapse she’s predicting. Warren says that she sees all the signs of a “coming economic crash” that she — and she alone, apparently — saw before the 2008 financial crisis. Let’s leave aside the dubiousness of Warren’s self-proclaimed economic forecasting abilities, and the fact that Democrats have been predicting an economic calamity since November 2016. Here’s her central point: “The country’s economic foundation is fragile. A single shock could bring it all...
  • Just learned about USAFacts.org, a fascinating new data source for evaluating national policy

    04/30/2019 5:12:48 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 1 replies
    USAFacts is a new data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society. We are a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic initiative and have no political agenda or commercial motive. We provide this information as a free public service and are committed to maintaining and expanding it in the future. We rely exclusively on publicly available government data sources. We don’t make judgments or prescribe specific policies. Whether government money is spent wisely or not, whether our quality of life is improving or getting worse – that’s for you to decide. We hope to spur serious, reasoned,...
  • The 'Green New Deal': A Radical Mandate for Government Control of American Society

    01/03/2019 11:54:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    news.grabien.com ^ | Jan 2, 2019 9:12 PM | By Tom Elliott
    ncoming New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brings with her a massive online following, influence she says she’ll deploy only in support of candidates and politicians who support her plan for a “Green New Deal.” “The Green New Deal” is something Ocasio-Cortez invokes frequently in media appearances and rallies. So what’s actually in it? Her office recently released the text of a proposed House rules change outlining the plan. The proposed rule change for the upcoming 116th Congress would require the creation of a “Select Committee for a Green Deal” that would be responsible for creating the plan by January 1,...
  • Executive Order on Establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council

    12/12/2018 4:32:19 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 12/12/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Executive Order on Establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council ECONOMY & JOBS Issued on: December 12, 2018 menuALL NEWS ESTABLISHING THE WHITE HOUSE OPPORTUNITY AND REVITALIZATION COUNCIL By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. Fifty-two million Americans live in economically distressed communities. Despite the growing national economy, these communities are plagued by high poverty levels, failing schools, and a scarcity of jobs. In December 2017, I signed into law a bill originally introduced as the Tax...
  • 'It is indeed a big one': Trump hails new report as U.S. economy surges to 4.1 percent growth

    07/27/2018 7:57:40 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 78 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 27 July 2018
    President Donald Trump hailed a new economic report showing the U.S. economy grew at a clip of 4.1 per cent in the second quarter, hitting a high pace not reached since 2014. 'It is indeed a big one,' Trump said. Trump said he was 'honored' by the growth figure and called it a 'great day.' The president made an unscheduled appearance on the South Lawn of the White House, flanked by his economic advisors, to tout the news. He promised the high growth rate was not a 'one-time' thing. 'As the trade deals come in one by one we're going...
  • Why Does the Islamic World Lag Behind?

    05/28/2018 6:13:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 27, 2018 | Steven Hayward
    The passing of Bernard Lewis last week at the age of 101 recalls to mind perhaps his most famous book title about the Muslim world, What Went Wrong? But maybe a successor of sorts has been found in Duke University economist Timur Kuran, who has a long article forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Literature that paints a pretty bleak picture of the economic and social structure of Islamic nations. Just check out the abstract of the article, which is bland in language but harsh in its conclusions:
  • America’s Economic Anarchy

    05/25/2018 7:05:01 AM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Bob Shanahan
    America’s current economic situation is not one of financial security or encouraging growth. Below the surface of our 106+ month-long “recovery,” now the second longest on record, is a sense of anxious anarchy in American households. Working men and women are struggling to make ends meet and many are simply not working at all. The real story that is not being told by the mainstream media is how close we are to an epic collapse. You have to work! Not sure if you have been following this story or not, but a 30-year-old man from New York has just been...
  • Turkish crash has already begun, says economist

    05/22/2018 10:17:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Ahval (Events) ^ | May 21 2018 | none stated
    There has been little room for optimism in recent predictions on Turkey’s economy, but even among pessimistic company, one strategist’s comments on Turkey to Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung came off as bleak. Turkey has already entered an economic crisis and can expect a “massive” fall in the value of the Turkish lira by the period after the June 24 elections “at the latest,” Turkish daily Cumhuriyet quoted economist Russell Napier as saying. After years of steady decline, the lira’s fall has accelerated sharply in recent weeks, repeatedly hitting record lows against the dollar and leading losses in emerging markets...
  • Executive Order Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility

    04/10/2018 9:54:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    www.whitehouse.gov/ ^ | 4/10/2018 | white house
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to promote economic mobility, strong social networks, and accountability to American taxpayers, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. The United States and its Constitution were founded on the principles of freedom and equal opportunity for all. To ensure that all Americans would be able to realize the benefits of those principles, especially during hard times, the Government established programs to help families with basic unmet needs. Unfortunately, many of the programs designed to help families have...
  • County board lays out plan on efficiency, economy

    04/05/2018 5:58:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Shar Porier
    BISBEE — Over the next three years, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors will be busy trying to reach the goals of the Strategic Plan they and county staff developed. Supervisors Ann English, Pat Call and Peggy Judd have agreed to the ambitious agenda that reflects the determination to make the county government more efficient and effective, to improve the county’s economic position, and to continue to maintain and improve infrastructure. Over the past few months, the supervisors met with department heads and County Administrator Ed Gilligan to focus thoughts, determine feasibility and set timelines. They met with Facilities Director...
  • Turkish defence giant struck by economic fallout from Syria incursion

    01/25/2018 3:49:59 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Ahval ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | none stated
    Turkey’s defence corporation Aselsan could be one of the first economic casualties of the ongoing Turkish military operation in northern Syria, after it was forced to cancel its planned secondary public offering to foreign investors. Aselsan is the world’s 58th largest defence company, with exports accounting for a large portion of its annual revenue of $1.7 billion. It is also a main provider of equipment and electronic defence systems for the Turkish military. The proposed secondary public offering fell through due to the lack of a suitable offer, a company representative said in a statement to the Istanbul Stock Market.