A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1-LC




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Piketty´s Political Hunch
American Magazine, by George L. Priest

Original Article

Posted By:EagleBlurst, 7/7/2014 10:38:35 AM

Thomas Piketty’s Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century has reached the New York Times’ bestseller list for the past 10 weeks — it was first in nonfiction shortly ago and near the top for the last few weeks. For an academic book consisting mostly of statistics, this is remarkable, though, having read it, I think it is likely to chiefly end up sitting on many bookshelves perhaps briefly browsed but largely unread. Its market popularity undoubtedly derives from Piketty’s denunciation of what he claims to be the growing inequality in Western nations, especially in the United States. Piketty is an

      


Post Reply   End of Thread  


Post Reply   Close thread 791256

End of Thread  



Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "EagleBlurst"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "EagleBlurst"



Piketty´s Political Hunch
American Magazine, by George L. Priest    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 7/7/2014 10:38:35 AM     Post Reply
Thomas Piketty’s Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century has reached the New York Times’ bestseller list for the past 10 weeks — it was first in nonfiction shortly ago and near the top for the last few weeks. For an academic book consisting mostly of statistics, this is remarkable, though, having read it, I think it is likely to chiefly end up sitting on many bookshelves perhaps briefly browsed but largely unread. Its market popularity undoubtedly derives from Piketty’s denunciation of what he claims to be the growing inequality in Western nations, especially in the United States. Piketty is an

   

 

R-G6-LC
  


 
How the South Came to
Rise Again: The Civil
Rights Act of 1964
American Magazine, by John Steele Gordon    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 7/2/2014 11:06:04 AM     Post Reply
There’s an old saying in the South that “the South shall rise again.” And on July 2, 1964, 50 years ago, it began to do so. It has not stopped since. That day, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It was sweeping, to put it mildly. It outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. It forbade the unequal application of voter registration requirements, such as literacy tests, and it banned racial segregation in schools, workplaces, and places of public accommodation, such as hotels, theaters, and restaurants.

The Genetics Revolution Challenge and
How to Incentivize Biomedical Research
American Magazine, by Arnold Kling    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/30/2014 10:16:19 AM     Post Reply
One-size-fits-all blockbuster drugs are giving way to treatments tailored to individuals’ genetic makeups and aimed at narrow subsets of broader diseases.“It’s a new world,” said Wendy Selig, president of the Melanoma Research Alliance, the largest private funder of research on the disease, which this year is expected to kill nearly 10,000 Americans. “We’re segmenting what we thought of as large diseases into smaller populations of patients that are defined by genetic distinctions. ... The goal is to match the right therapy to the right patient, and to do it with minimal collateral damage.” “Drugmakers Find Breakthroughs in

Aereo Decision a Boon,
Not a Bane for Innovation
American Magazine, by Mark F. Shultz    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/27/2014 9:44:39 AM     Post Reply
In American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., the Supreme Court just held that Aereo’s television service, which re-transmits over-the-air TV signals to subscribers via the Internet, does indeed transmit performances to the public within the meaning of the Copyright Act. Aereo had been intercepting broadcast signals and re-selling them to subscribers without securing permission from or paying broadcasters or TV show creators. Some have decried the decision as a threat to innovation, with Aereo’s CEO claiming it was “a chilling message to the technology industry.” One journalist even called it “a crushing blow to one

Why Voters Grew Tired of Cantor
American Magazine, by James V. DeLong    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/25/2014 11:52:52 AM     Post Reply
In the aftermath of Eric Cantor’s defeat, pundits are arguing over whether he lost due to his stance on immigration or to his addiction to cronyism. In fact, the two are inseparable, and presenting them as alternative explanations misses this basic point. Cantor’s pro-amnesty position on immigration fueled perceptions that he was a leader of a coterie of insiders more than a leader of Republicans. The winner in the Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District, David Brat, said that immigration is “the most symbolic issue that captures the difference between myself and Eric Cantor in this race but it also captures

The EPA Overreaches Again
American Magazine, by Blake Hurst    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/23/2014 11:01:44 AM     Post Reply
In farm country, the joke goes like this: “I don’t want any more land, except my neighbor’s.” That’s a pretty fair description of how the EPA has treated America’s landowners. With a recent rule, the agency is continuing to broaden its jurisdiction over U.S. waters and is reaching to regulate more farmland. Back in 1972, when Congress passed the Clean Water Act (CWA), the EPA was given jurisdiction over discharges from “point sources” like factories into the “navigable waters” of the United States. Jurisdiction over the majority of U.S. water and land was left to state and local governments.

   

 

R-TA-Wide
  


 
Europe´s Energy Problem
American Magazine, by Desmond Lachman    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/20/2014 10:57:11 AM     Post Reply
Fast-moving events in Ukraine and the Middle East highlight the need for Europe to improve its energy policy. In particular, they underscore Europe’s excessive dependence on Russian energy supply, which poses a major risk to its economic growth prospects. That dependence also constitutes a serious impediment to Europe’s foreign policy, limiting its ability to maneuver, as has been all too clear during the recent U.S. attempt to impose meaningful economic sanctions on Russia for its activities in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. These risks are all the greater for those countries in southeast Europe that have low natural gas

Attorney Fees in Patent Cases:
There is a Middle Ground
American Magazine, by Michael M. Rosen    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/18/2014 10:33:07 AM     Post Reply
How do we ensure Americans get their “day in court” while also weeding out meritless lawsuits? One often-discussed way is to require the losing party to pay the winning party’s attorney fees, as is common in Britain, Europe, and elsewhere in the world. After all, if a vexatious litigant faces the threat of paying his adversary’s (expensive) lawyer fees, he’ll surely be more circumspect about filing a frivolous case. But automatically awarding attorney fees to the prevailing party, at least in patent cases, would be a grave mistake that would undermine the so-called “American rule” — whereby we’re

The G-7 Weighs in on
SIFI Designations
American Magazine, by Peter J. Wallison    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/16/2014 12:43:48 PM     Post Reply
Early in June, in the midst of serious discussions about the global economy, Ukraine, climate change, and dealing with an expansionist Russia, G-7 leaders took time out to express concern about a matter well beneath their usual remit — that progress has been too slow in setting up a framework for regulating the financial firms they call “shadow banks.” In their communique from Brussels, the leaders of the world’s most important countries promised that “2014 will be the year in which we focus on ... relevant shadow banking activities with clear deadlines and actions to progress rapidly towards strengthened and

The Natural Gas Boom:
Questions and Complications
American Magazine, by Vaclav Smil    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/13/2014 10:41:22 AM     Post Reply
America has been buoyed by an abundance of natural gas. The bulk of its vast resources of this precious fuel is locked in shale formations under more than 20 states, unable to escape without drilling horizontal wells through the most promising layers and fracturing the rocks surrounding the bores with highly pressurized mixtures of water, chemicals, and sand. Use of this process, decades in the making, expanded rather suddenly after 2007, and it has become widely known by the rather unappealing term “fracking.” The facts are easy to summarize. Thanks to a rapid expansion of horizontal drilling and hydraulic

Europe in Denial
American Magazine, by Desmond Lachman    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/11/2014 9:21:01 AM     Post Reply
Among the more glaring weaknesses in European policymaking over the past few years has been the complacency of its political elite. Sadly, today, despite clear evidence that the European political center is crumbling, the European political elite manages to convince itself that this is but a fleeting phenomenon of no great significance. And despite the very real risk that Europe could be drifting towards Japanese-style deflation, the policy reaction of the European Central Bank continues to be too little too late. Tectonic changes are occurring in European politics. In last month’s European parliamentary elections, close to 30 percent

   

 



 
Stanley Cup Blues
American Magazine, by Joseph Epstein    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/9/2014 11:57:35 AM     Post Reply
The Stanley Cup finals, in which the New York Rangers play the Los Angeles Kings, have begun, and I shall not be at my post — or more precisely, in my chair, footstool at the ready, a glass of ice water on the lamp table to my right. I suffered too greatly watching my home team, the Chicago Blackhawks, lose to the Kings, 5-4 in overtime of the seventh and deciding game for the western conference title. The Blackhawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, and the Kings kept tying things up, and



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



The Obamas Have Spent
Over $44,351,777.12 In
Taxpayer Cash On Travel

44 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Ariel Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 3:34:25 PM     Post Reply
The Obamas have spent over 44 million dollars in taxpayer money on travel and vacations. Some are even calling him the “most well-trvaeled, expensive” president in our nation’s history. As Americans head off for the long holiday weekend, let’s take a look back at some of the president’s holiday spending. Our president vacations a lot — we’re talking $44,351,777.12 worth of “a lot,” with most expenses charged to the American taxpayer. As of March 2014, Obama has spent more time traveling internationally than any other president, taking 31 trips since assuming office in 2009. The 119 days spent overseas have

SOURCE: Feds to Bring in Riot Squad
Against Illegal Immigration Protesters

42 replie(s)
Breitbart Texas, by Kristin Tate    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/6/2014 4:20:29 PM     Post Reply
HOUSTON, Texas--As illegal immigrants continue to spill across the U.S.-Mexico border, federal authorities are attempting to relocate the migrants from South Texas to housing facilities in states across the nation. One such facility is located in Murrieta, California, where a large group of protesters recently blocked a bus full of migrants from arriving. The protesters remain there, adamant that illegal immigrants don´t get dumped in their town. But soon the concerned citizens may be forced to step down--Breitbart Texas has learned that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes

Unleashed Upon America:
Obama Unchained!

40 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: geo11- 7/6/2014 4:04:46 AM     Post Reply
My fellow Americans, we are all bit players in the making of a metaphoric slasher movie: Obama Unchained, starring Barack Hussein Obama. Here is a summary of the movie. It is a heartwarming tale about how the mainstream media and Democratic Party suckered America into electing their extreme far-left dream president – a Trojan Horse in the form of a black man.

July 4 parade float mocking Obama
draws accusations of racism

36 replie(s)
CBS News, by Jake Miller    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/6/2014 2:53:26 PM     Post Reply
A Fourth of July parade float in Nebraska that showed a dummy standing outside an outhouse labeled "Obama Presidential Library" is drawing cries of racism from local residents and the Nebraska Democratic Party. The float, in the annual Independence Day parade in Norfolk, Neb., was affixed to trailer being towed behind a blue pickup truck. The dummy was clad in overalls, standing by a walker next to the outhouse. (Snip) But one of the parade´s organizers, Rick Konopasek, told the Lincoln Journal-Star the float was intended to be no more offensive than a political cartoon. He said the outhouse was the

   

 

  


 
Going Without Water in Detroit
32 replie(s)
New York Times, by Anna Clark    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 3:41:04 PM     Post Reply
DETROIT — A FAMILY of five with no water for two weeks who were embarrassed to ask friends if they could bathe at their house. A woman excited about purchasing a home who learned she would be held responsible for the previous owner’s delinquent water bill: all $8,000 of it. A 90-year-old woman with bedsores and no water available to clean them. These are the stories that keep Mia Cupp up at night. Ms. Cupp is the director of development and communication for the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, a nonprofit contracted by the state of Michigan to work as a human-services

This means Warren: Obama
backs challenger to Hillary

32 replie(s)
New York Post, by Edward Klein    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/6/2014 4:55:33 AM     Post Reply
President Obama has quietly promised Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren complete support if she runs for president — a stinging rebuke to his nemesis Hillary Clinton, sources tell me. Publicly, Obama has remained noncommittal on the 2016 race, but privately he worries that Clinton would undo and undermine many of his policies. There’s also a personal animosity, especially with Bill Clinton, that dates from their tough race six years ago. A former Harvard law professor and administration aide, Warren would energize the left wing of the Democrat Party just as Obama did against Clinton in 2008. Thanks to her outspoken stand against big banks

Obama’s war on real Americans
31 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Judson Phillips    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/6/2014 11:23:30 PM     Post Reply
Murrieta, California is ground zero in America’s war against illegal aliens who are swarming our border. The Obama regime is not stopping the illegals. They are in fact doing everything they can to facilitate the entry of illegals into this nation. In California, and a lot of other places, real Americans have had enough. (Snip) According to media reports, the Obama regime is going to deploy riot squads to make sure those buses get through. The Regime cannot close off the border but it is going to use riot police to attack real Americans! This is simply beyond belief. Illegal aliens are just that, illegal. Yet the Obama Regime is going to use

Japanese Knotweed: The Invasive
Plant That Eats the Value of Your Home

28 replie(s)
Newsweek, by Christopher Middleton    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/6/2014 5:34:34 AM     Post Reply
When the German botanist Philipp von Siebold sent a variety of plant specimens to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew in August 1850, he had no idea what he was unleashing on the world. Among the various floral and tuberous growths he dispatched was a plant which, 164 years later, is leaving a trail of mayhem all across the planet. It goes by the name of Japanese knotweed, or Fallopia japonica. It presents a pleasing appearance to the eye: heart-shaped leaves, bamboo stems and pretty, little white-flower tassels. What is less obvious is this plant’s relentless killer instinct. Look through the

Border Meltdown: Obama Delivering
290,000 Illegals To U.S. Homes

27 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/6/2014 4:34:56 AM     Post Reply
The vast majority of 50,000 unaccompanied youths and children who have illegally crossed the Texas border during the last few months have been successfully delivered by federal agencies to their relatives living in the United States, according to a New York Times article. A second New York Times article report revealed that officials have caught an additional 240,000 Central American migrants since April, and are transporting many of them to their destinations throughout the United States. The 290,000 illegals — so far — are exploiting legal loopholes that allow them to get temporary permits to stay in the United States. Experts say that

   

 

B-G1-LC


 
A standing-only section on planes
could mean lower fares, study says

27 replie(s)
Los Angeles Times, by Hugo Martin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/6/2014 2:12:14 PM     Post Reply
Would you buy a bargain-priced airline ticket, but the catch was you had to stand for the entire flight? A new university study says the idea of standing-only sections on planes is no joke. An airline that removes seats can fit about 20% more passengers and, as a result, offer discounts of as much as 44% compared with airlines that offer big comfy seats, according to the study published in the International Journal of Engineering and Technology. Airlines in Ireland and China have looked into the concept, but none have yet put the idea into practice. Major carriers in the

Coroner: Haggins died of
multiple gunshot wounds

26 replie(s)
WHIO-TV [Dayton, OH], by Staff*    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/5/2014 11:32:52 AM     Post Reply
DAYTON — Security will increase at a Dayton store where the owner fatally shot a teenager who, along with another suspect, was allegedly trying to rob the business at gunpoint Monday. The death of Isiah Haggins Jr., 16, of Trotwood, was officially ruled a homicide by the Montgomery County Coroner´s Office. The cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. Dayton police said the teen and another suspect entered the Step-N-Style store at 3217 W. Siebenthaler Ave. armed with guns and demanded cash. The store owner, who´s been robbed before, also had a gun and shot Haggins. The second suspect fled

Why Don’t Republicans Respond To Border
Crisis? – People Want To Know Why The
“GOP” Does Nothing To Stop The Illegal Alien
Madness… We’ll Explain

26 replie(s)
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/6/2014 10:02:05 AM     Post Reply
Many people are wondering why Republicans are not doing more to stop the Illegal Alien influx, and more specifically not stop President Obama’s approach. We can answer that question….. ….But before we do everyone needs to stop being a co-dependent and accept what is in front of us. This guy, Tom Donohue, is at the root of the matter. Tom Donohue is the President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the CoC. The CoC wants amnesty legislation, the CoC is also the primary source of campaign funding for the following Republicans: Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Rob Portman (R-OH), Bob Corker (R-TN),

   

Post Reply   Close thread 791256

End of Thread  




Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS