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A!104 – Panama Freaks
58:26 - spin doctor and positioning, PR. // es ist ja bekannt das intendanten des fernsehen mal einen anruf bekommen und es richtig stellen sollen, so wie inter BPK: illegal eingewanderte fluechtlinge. was ein oxymoron. ein fluechtling zu sein ist keine illegale sache! // + 10.000 kids missing! // 1:45:54 - Panama Papers. Journalists have for years papers. And don't use them to shine light on the organised system in the western world of tax evasion/avoidance! Wie fatal.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
What Happens Next (In Europe)?
the odds of another crisis are higher than a rally to fresh records. [...]
“The 2009-2015 rally originated from two main drivers: a massive stimulus, and credit expansion in China,” said Goette, who’s a partner at his firm in Zug, Switzerland and helps oversee 1 billion Swiss francs ($1 billion).

“European earnings have not followed suit so far. Skepticism regarding central-bank operations has started to emerge.”
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Yanis Varoufakis: »MONEY AND POWER«, Public Lecture 2015-11-04
3rd bailout loan $0 went to Greece. All to pay off banks. extend & pretend. 1st: ~90% went to the banks. [...] ESM does not exist [...] banking union plan not progressing at all. //&! Yanis Varoufakis @Oxford Union - youtu.be/zWB6lY2GBjQ - ACADEMIA LACKS ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT ATTITUDE! Because going against the grain has become anti-reputation. [...] it's all about expectations, predictions about where S&P500 will be in 12 months. [...] regression between theory and reality. economists have never been humble. [ see Wall Street cottage factory of analysis and prediction shops ] [...] if you torture the data and model enough it will confess. [< EU monetary union based on theory ] [...] [34:00] Brussels is technically incompetent and will not reform itself. I am a libertarian marxist. Schumpeter. true creative destruction. great wealth currently created - all going to 1%. = not humanitarian. not democratic. [...] 41:00 Q&A, <48:50> gov budget not same as household budget; George Osborne.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
The "Tourist" Investors Flooding Silicon Valley With Money Will Go Home One Day - BuzzFeed News
The tourist analogy comes from Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at the German financial company Allianz and former CEO of mutual fund giant Pimco. He fleshes out his theory of “tourist dollars” in his new book, The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse, describing what happens in emerging economies like Brazil and India when investors from the developed world respond to slow economies at home by seeking more profitable climates abroad. Ranjan Roy, a former emerging-market currencies trader who now runs a tech startup, wrote a Medium post this week connecting El-Erian’s “tourist” theory to the mutual fund investors that have flooded Silicon Valley with cash in recent years. The post was pretty convincing, so we decided to see if El-Erian agreed. He does. And he worries about what those tourist dollars are doing to the locals. [...] they don’t re-up [ like VC's and real Angels would do ] [...] push to stretch for return.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Civil servants will be banned from helping Brexit ministers, Cameron says - Politics live | Politics | The Guardian
He put Brexit on the table because it was popular and feared to lose votes to UKIP. Opportunist. Career Politician. Needs a script. And now is changing the script in order not to lose the plot. The public voting yes. // David Cameron has made it clear that civil servants will not be allowed to help ministers who want to make the case for Britain leaving the European Union. He set this out in a letter listing four rules that will apply to ministers who want to campaign for Brexit. [...] [ and makes clear what his cabinet and peers can vote on ] Ministers will only be free to dissent on the issue of staying in the EU or leaving. [...] Ministers who speak from the frontbench will be expected to support government policy. But “we need to be flexible and apply common sense”, Cameron said. [...] This implies that Outist ministers will not be allowed to make the case for leaving the EU from the Despatch Box. [ Meaning his Brexit-Op is a dickless stunt. ]
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Rechtspopulisten: Die Macht der Frustrierten - Berg-Kolumne - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ symptom ] In Polen, Ungarn und der Schweiz regieren die Rechtspopulisten bereits, in Deutschland und Frankreich ist es vielleicht bald so weit. Es wird schon nicht so schlimm werden, denken viele, mit leisem Ekel. Aber es wird schlimm. [...] Gegen alle Errungenschaften wie Mitgefühl, Kultur, gegen den Sozialstaat, gegen die Demokratie - was da poltert und pöbelt, ist die Macht der Frustrierten, gegen die anderen. Gegen die in der Unterzahl, gegen die Dummköpfe, die nicht wählen gehen, oder zu krank sind, gegen die Analphabeten und Denkfaulen. Der Rest zuckt mit den Schultern. Es wird schon nicht so schlimm werden, denken viele, mit leisem Ekel. Aber es wird schlimm. //&! bit.ly/1JjjEeM - Proteste in mehr als 20 Städten: Tausende Polen demonstrieren gegen ihre Regierung //&! bit.ly/1PdjHgS - Kaczynskis Rechte spaltet Polen: Wer nicht sein Freund ist, ist sein Feind //&! bit.ly/1k93FsY
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Henriette Reker mit Messer attackiert - Aufstand? Fehlanzeige. - SPIEGEL ONLINE
ufstand der Anständigen? Fehlanzeige. Trotz des Attentats eines Rechten auf eine Lokalpolitikerin hat nicht einmal jeder zweite Kölner gewählt. So viel Apathie war nie. [...] Die Oberbürgermeisterwahl 2015 ist eine einzige Blamage für Köln. Und sie ist ein alarmierendes Signal. Nicht in irgendeiner strukturschwachen Problemgemeinde mit hoher Arbeitslosigkeit haben sich die Menschen von der Politik abgewandt, sondern in einer florierenden Großstadt, die sich selbst für ungeheuer fortschrittlich hält.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Three - We Want Our Country Back
[ manipulation, set-up, ... to get the content for their motive, agenda ] //&! http://www.theguardian.com/world/far-right+france //&! http://www.theguardian.com/world/far-right+austria &! http://www.theguardian.com/world/far-right+germany //&! Swiss elections: anti-immigration SVP party heading for record victory - bit.ly/1Lw0NOh //&! Es wird für alle enger“ - Interview In ihrem neuen Buch „Ausgrenzungen“ fragt die US-Soziologin Saskia Sassen, wie Menschen heute unterdrückt und entrechtet werden. Es trifft auch die Mittelschichten. - bit.ly/1OD0Huf
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
In the loop October 2: Flemish separatism, F1 and the Juncker plan by POLITICO Europe
min 17 - behind-the-scenes fight in the European Parliament over the appointment of top managers for the so-called Juncker Plan: a €315 billion EU investment plan. // threat of White Elephants, roads and bridges to nowhere ... only politicians can put themselves in front of photojournalists for photo op. no productive investments into the future. renewable, smart grid, private public paternerships, carbon emission reduction projects ie urbanisation planning projects to half city traffic and put cycling network in place, and zero emission public transportation, ... --- no accountability, no oversight no transparency. risk of corruption, bribery, dirty handshakes, ...
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Simon Hix on the election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the Labour Party - YouTube
Movement (Bobble Head of our time that captured imagination of disenfranchised part of society which became disengaged with Politics because they had no voice and no impact and no shared views) - vs - [Labour] Party (something babyboomers and pensioners could voted for (if) it is properly framed, spun, communicated over and over again that they've sold out their kids and grand children for their own gain and capture of wealth and have to change course. because their kids and grand children are on a backfoot very much, already. and can not take guaranteed the opportunities and social and capital luxuries babyboomers, post-war gen (pensioners) have enjoyed and continue to enjoy. that they have to give up some of their pie).
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Disenfranchised Voters and the Rise of Radical Populism - YouTube
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Die Story: Zehn Jahre Kanzlerin: Mysterium Merkel | Kontrovers | BR - YouTube
6:20 - nicht falsch stehen wollen ... // macht sich unberechenbar und flexibel // but no long-term vision and mission >> thus no long-term future of germany in globalised digital economy and marginal cost and economic abundance! // no Principles. No spine. // Teflon Kanzlerin. Und andere muessen dann gehen. // "hat immer die Kontrolle behalten." 10 Jahre lang.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
What now for Jeremy Corbyn? - BBC News
His opponents outside the party won't let him forget his past associations - reaching out to Irish Republicans and vocal opponents of Israel - peacemaking in his view, unacceptable to others. That, combined with his economic views, out of step with the mainstream, means for most Conservatives his success is a political gift. They believe his election is a chance, not just to poke fun week after week, at an accidental leader, but to maim Labour for a generation. And his election expresses a fundamental truth - the least palatable for Labour at Westminster. The party's core was unable to offer an idea, or a personality attractive enough to inspire or convince. What was, for them, an uncomfortable fantasy is now real. [...] Could that powerful niche ever expand to become a true national movement capable of winning a general election? That really would be breaking the rules.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
UK businesses should highlight upsides of staying in the EU, says pressure group | Business | The Guardian
Rudd was responding to a report in the Financial Times (paywall) suggesting that David Cameron and his advisers are urging business leaders not to speak out in favour of the country remaining in the EU for fear they will damage the prime minister’s sensitive negotiations. [ // in the office for the sake of being in office ] [...] However, the prime minister’s team is concerned that if business speaks up in favour of remaining in the EU, it could hamper the renegotiation process. Sajid Javid, the business secretary, has already rebuked the CBI for its enthusiastic stance. Mathew Elliott, the head of Business for Britain and the founder and former chief executive of the Taxpayers’ Alliance, is also set to launch a business no campaign within the next few weeks, so yes campaigners are reluctant to give him an open field. [ not very democratic ]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
The Draghi Put - YouTube
Draghi Put &! bit.ly/1fQ2lcq // &! bloom.bg/1Euf6peh // &! Mark Blyth Mackenzie Lecture 2015 – Austerity and the Politics of Money - youtu.be/B6vV8_uQmxs --- u cant make them lend (banks) 2 businesses (productive investment, closing productivity & output gap) particularly in a deflationary world with secular stagnation tendencies/signs, with non-existent inflation expectations! liquidity trap! dont get into higher growth path/gear! and infrastructure bonds (= Eurobond) on EU level wont help very much. !New Normal is lower yield avg across assets (public) & economic growth average p/a of abt 1.2-1.4% Add demographic bubble/ageing population = less consumerism, less disposable income/discretionary spending on aggregate, Piketty (book) removed technology as growth multiplier in some chapters & then you really come to <2% p/a long-run growth predictions for EU/western world. <2% growth p/a at >90% debt2gdp u have a problem! == Rechtsruck &or Anti-Austerity. Political tail-risk!
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Europe's economic challenge not just about Greece - BBC News
IMF, Christine Lagarde, said: "I remain firmly of the view that Greece's debt has become unsustainable." [...] Greek debt will reach 201% of GDP some time next year. [...] It is unlikely a portion of the debt will be written off but there may well be an agreement to extend current loans and to lower the rates of interest. [...] [ the overall health of Europe as a whole and its individual parts in question] [...] the eurozone economy splutters. There is a recovery - the eurozone is growing at an annual rate of 1.3% - but it is patchy. In the [Q2'15] France and Italy, which account for 40% of the eurozone economy, flat-lined. Italy which had only recently emerged from recession fell back, managing growth of just 0.2%. [...] [ ECB: on balance, outlook remains on the downside ] The eurozone economy is still smaller than it was in 2008. [...] The fundamental challenges to the European economy remain - how to innovate [...] modernise [...] [ EU project living up to its potential ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
China fact of the day
#IMF estimate China’s budget deficit – including local govt borrowing – at close to 10% of GDP in 2014
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Griechenland-Krise: Wir verspielen Europa - Kommentar - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Griechen können sich per Referendum aus dem Euro wählen, die Briten über einen EU-Austritt abstimmen: Europa droht auseinanderzubrechen - weil wir alle uns zu wenig dafür einsetzen. [...] Griechenland drohen der Staatsbankrott und ein chaotisches Ausscheiden aus der Eurozone. Die Briten sollen in einigen Monaten über den Verbleib in der EU abstimmen. Eine gemeinsame europäische Strategie für den Flüchtlingsansturm über das Mittelmeer ist nicht in Sicht. Die Geheimdienst-Ausspähungen haben die USA und Europa einander entfremdet, während Russland an einer undurchsichtigen Expansionsstrategie arbeitet. [ Symptoms of our time. ] // bit.ly/1HvMxbP - Pressekompass: Wer ist schuld an der Griechen-Krise? Die Antworten der internationalen Medien
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Six takeaways from the Danish elections
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
John Ralston Saul: Moving Beyond Globalism - YouTube
Deregulators & the people behind intellectual cleansing (ie Larry Summers vs Elizabeth Warren back in deregulation time of Clinton&Bush No. 2), have to be held responsible; economic thought; model, thinking, trickle-down, globalisation, no oversight & consumer protection // capitalism & globalisation are not self limiting // GFC is a symptom, Oil crisis in 70/80s, dot.com, world com, enron // globalisation (trade) doesnt solve growth problem // London banking is soufflé with no hard items (no real wealth creation within economy (income growth)) // shift money to who will spend it (re:bailout) // banks & rootless tax evaders global corps have no shared economic interest // "the globalist model" will work everywhere else, according to the IMF/World Bank, democracy will work in the Middle East. said the same people from the same school of thought // globalisation created oligopolies, not more competition! // climate change=investment w ROI // AfD=symptom // added value, no comp on price
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Spain enters a new political era - BBC News
Anti-austerity parties, linked to the Podemos movement on the far left, which is barely one year old, have the prestige of holding power in Barcelona, and could form a coalition to rule in the Spanish capital. Across the country the ruling Popular Party (PP) of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been punished. The PP will hold onto the fact that they still have the highest share of the vote of any single party. But they have lost absolute majorities in regional parliaments across the country, including in traditional heartlands like Valencia, where the party has been badly damaged by corruption. [...] What is also eye-catching is that significant support nationwide has shifted from the PP to parties on the left, even though the PP has taken Spain's economy from the height of the financial crisis in 2012 through to a period of impressive growth. [...] That could be because the social impact of the recovery is still not being felt by enough of the people bit.ly/1J0fkU3 & !> bit.ly/1Ht0Nfi
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Osborne warning to 'sleepwalking' Europe - BBC News
annual CBI dinner // 'its about competing with the global economy' which means you have to deregulate, skip consume protection, allow zombie banks to run themselves hot to the tune of billions for a bailout, [also EU watch do has an eye on unfair subsidies] ... a competition for price. there is no winner. its a zero sum game. but not for wall street. Wall Street shareholders are the winners. And everyone else is a looser. No shared economic interest. Brexit is easy way out, the quickest and with short-term view only. The future is about being remarkable. The Purple Cow (Seth Godin). Differentiation in a flat world of borderless competition. UK ended up here because of UKIP. Why UKIP? UKIP is a Protest Party (opportunistic in itself and for those disenfranchised voters). See European Election 2014 results. A symptom of short-term view policy folly by Career Politicians who do not represent the common good nor make policy decisions base on shared economic interest.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
[PREMONEY 2014] Venture-nomics: The Explosion Of Micro-Funds & The LP Fatigue Epidemic - YouTube
(1) fundy changes, how little it costs to get sw product/company off the ground. [...] (X) Private Market keeps lots of value creation to itself, much longer time to IPO & Wall Street' short-term demands. // // see also other [PREMONEY 2014] videos on this channel
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Danny Alexander calls for corporate tax evasion crackdown
"We are all in this together." << ya right .... /// "They see benefit fraudsters brought before the courts and small firms harangued by the tax man for modest VAT bills while giant firms and high net worth individuals know it's unlikely they'll be prosecuted for not paying all their taxes. [...] Danny Alexander concedes it might be a big ask to get a new law through Parliament making inaction in the face of tax evasion a crime but the Lib Dems will try." - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31574457 - HSBC 'open to criminal charges' &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31477788 - Balls pledges tax evasion crackdown &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31447703 - Treasury looking at tightening tax evasion laws &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31579026 - HSBC chief 'holding £5m in Swiss account' - Guardian report
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Ukraine: UK and EU 'badly misread' Russia
The House of Lords EU committee claimed Europe "sleepwalked" into the crisis. The EU had not realised the depth of Russian hostility to its plans for closer relations with Ukraine, it said. It comes as French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke about the crisis at a joint news conference in Paris. Ill-equipped The committee's report said Britain had not been "active or visible enough" in dealing with the situation in Ukraine. It blamed Foreign Office cuts, which it said led to fewer Russian experts working there, and less emphasis on analysis. A similar decline in EU foreign ministries had left them ill-equipped to formulate an "authoritative response" to the crisis, it said. The report claimed that for too long the EU's relationship with Moscow had been based on the "optimistic premise" that Russia was on a trajectory to becoming a democratic country.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Fenwick and West’s Q4 venture financing report shows healthy levels of optimism with a dash of irrationality | PandoDaily
One interesting point noted in Fenwick’s report is that valuations were strong across series, meaning that once investors grow comfortable pulling the trigger on a particular company and team, they’re not shy about paying up for the right to participate in a given round. Continuing the founder-friendly theme, the rounds raised in the most recent quarter contained limited “structure,” meaning that investor-friendly terms like liquidation preference were rarely present. It’s not just Silicon Valley or North America that are benefitting from growth in venture activity. China, Europe, and India have all saw substantial increases in VC investment in 2014 over the prior year, and are up considerably over the last five years. Only Israel, among popular international venture markets remained flat year-over-year, as it has done for much of the last decade. [...] Another intersting trend [...] is the rise in activity among corporate (aka, strategic) investors.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Deine Rechte sind in diesen Freihandelsabkommen nicht verfügbar [31c3] - YouTube
Wir zeigen, an welchen Stellen sich die Abkommen TTIP und CETA auf Netzpolitik, Datenschutz und Demokratie auswirken können, wie der kreative Protest sich mit digitalen Mitteln organisiert hat und und wie andere Kampagnen von diesen Erfahrungen möglicherweise profitieren können – und selbstverständlich auch, was die nächsten Schritte sein werden.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
As a jobcentre adviser, I got ‘brownie points’ for cruelty | Mary O’Hara | Society | The Guardian
"We are all in this together." << yea right. We just don't have a lobby like Canary Wharf and Fortune500 companies. // A demonstrable shift took place once the coalition settled in, says Neville. Along with “relentless” targets, huge caseloads, and less time to spend with individual claimants, she lists the increasing complexity of the system including the many and very complicated forms that needed to be filled in and problems with the fitness to work test administered by Atos. “It used to feel like we were doing something for clients, now it was [doing something] to them,” she says. Things were made all the more difficult, ...
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Lobo-Kolumne: Pseudoskepsis zweifelt an allem außer an sich selbst - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Symptoms to a greater arch that is happening - a global leveling of the playing field ... Reaktion auf die zunehmende Komplexität der Welt // Junk Food in form of constant bad news - bc News Room is 24/7 Rocky horror show - bc of Pageviews business model.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Finanzsystem: "Dieser Crash wird in die Geschichte eingehen" - YouTube
>> nichts substanzielles geaendert nach 2008. // min 10 Muendiger Anleger, ZIRP and NIRP >> Papierwerte nichts mehr wert. &! Bildung! Investment in Bildung. &! Staatliche Rente, Private Rente, Betriebliche Rente. Rister und Ruerup Rente nichts wert. &! Germany - Altersarmut und Niedriglohnsektor &! Altersversorge ist eine wette auf die Zeit ... was hat in 30-40 jahre noch wert? Stabil und ueberschaubare risiken nur in Sachwerten (nicht Papier). &! Exportweltmeister - zeit ist limited. Deutschlands 'aufschwung' wird auch in ein paar jahren wieder vorbei sein. &! Endspiel. 2008 war das einlaeuten ... Systemkriese! &! Werte - Geld macht nicht Gluecklich. 15% Rendite auch nicht. - Menschlichkeit - Wir - muss wieder zurueckkehren. In das Grab kannst du nichts hinterlassen. Geld arbeitet nicht, Menschen arbeiten! Wandel kommt nicht von oben, von der elite, ... kommt von der Mitte der Gesellschaft. &! ungedeckte Geldsysteme. &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmCoCHZkiFs
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
ZDF aspekte: Jakob Augstein:"Wir sind nicht die Guten" - YouTube
"so einfach kann die Wahrheit nicht sein. [...] lass uns mal hinter die Wahrheit gucken." journalism co-oped into western (NATO and Co.) aim by just re-print their material releases without independent fact checking. Very easy to slip into when your editor/paper is under pressure from the 24/7 news cycle, dying print, short attention span of online reader, ... // vertrauensverlust durch die bank in den letzten jahren weil gerechtfertigten verlust von vertrauen und nicht gerechtfertigten verlust von vertrauen. double whammy.
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
Russell Brand - Poll: only 18% trust their Politician/Politicians.
Russell Brand - Analysis of an interview with Ed Miliband after a survey found just 41% of the UK public would vote in the next election, 23% were satisfied with the way MPs are doing their job and only 18% trust politicians to tell the truth.
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Revealed: how coalition has helped rich by hitting poor | Politics | The Observer
"We are all in this together." [...] &!&!&! http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/hilary-mantel-in-an-interview-with-spiegel-on-the-britain-of-today-a-1002263.html "Interview with Hilary Mantel: 'What's Happening in Britain at the Moment Is Really Ugly'" Hilary Mantel's historical novels are celebrated in Britain, but her critiques of the establishment are widely feared. In a SPIEGEL interview, she says her country is retreating into insularity and to attitudes prevalent in Victorian times. [...] It's a retreat into insularity, into a mood of harshness. When people feel they're being mistreated, they lash out against people who are weaker than themselves, immigrants for example. What's happening here at the moment is really ugly. The government portrays poor and unfortunate people as being morally defective. This is a return to the thinking of the Victorians. Even in the 16th century, Thomas Cromwell was trying to tell people that a thriving economy has casualties [...]
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
The Meteoric Acceleration in Series A Valuations
Series A valuations have doubled in 6 mo's, passing median Series B valuations from 10 yrs ago, acc to @ttunguz; the valuation explosion is likely due to capital tripling within the Seed fund raising market; if the trend continues & A replaces B, then Seed is the new A. ... // is it A: Maturity of New Economy business case. or B: hunt for yield. or C: increased occurrence of soft-landing/acquihire. or D: FOMO. or E: Increased cost for Start-ups to reach next business/product stage due to crowding and competition for talent. or F: All of the above. & http://pando.com/2014/11/03/neas-jon-sakoda-its-not-just-startups-vcs-would-be-wise-to-prepare-for-leaner-times/ & http://pando.com/2014/11/05/whats-beneath-the-recent-spike-in-series-a-valuations/
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Capitalism in Crisis Amid Slow Growth and Growing Inequality - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Six years after the Lehman disaster, the industrialized world is suffering from Japan Syndrome. Growth is minimal, another crash may be brewing and the gulf between rich and poor continues to widen. Can the global economy reinvent itself? [...] The buzzword is "inclusion" and it refers to a trait that Western industrialized nations seem to be on the verge of losing: the ability to allow as many layers of society as possible to benefit from economic advancement and participate in political life. & http://youtu.be/hPPBYNKmuWc?t=3m52s IMF talking about over 70% of EU banks are Zombie Banks.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Kanzlerin Merkel nennt bei Obama-Besuch das Internet Neuland - SPIEGEL ONLINE
http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/it-gipfel-digitalpolitik-von-merkel-ist-wertlos-lobo-kolumne-a-998559.html "IT-Gipfel: Warum Merkel eine wertelose Digitalpolitik macht [...] Die Geschehnisse rund um den IT-Gipfel 2014 haben erneut gezeigt, dass Angela Merkel ganz genau weiß, was sie tut. Auch wenn Medienkommentare tendenziell abfällig klingen, auf Blogs fehlendes Verständnis diagnostiziert wird und auf Twitter Hunderte Handflächen vor Hunderte Stirnen geschlagen werden. Die Einschätzungen, sie habe das Internet oder irgendetwas Digitales nicht verstanden, sind sogar dann falsch, wenn sie sachlich richtig sein mögen. Denn Angela Merkel geht es nicht um das Verstehen, sondern um das Herrschen." & http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/angela-merkel-sucht-das-festnetz-a-998713.html & http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/nacktbilder-in-der-cloud-de-maiziere-warnt-user-a-998424.html - celebgate
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
ModCloth Hit By Second Round Of Layoffs | TechCrunch
ModCloth confirmed the new layoffs to TechCrunch, explaining that the company was affected by a broader downturn in the retailer sector. [...] [... add student debt took over credit card debt this year in total. and consumer spending is a bell weather and biggest part of US economy ... NastyGal layed off people recently too and cited persistent downturn in revenue and some employees cited not a great environment inside of NastyGal, more party than work(?!) ... both companies are falling into the non-essential spending categories/more into "I treatme with this." category for millennials and geny ... further that teams are being relocated away from pricey SF/Silicon Valley is rational, decreasing operational costs, lengthening runway by lowering Burn rate.] ... & http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-29/consumer-spending-in-u-s-falls-for-first-time-in-six-months.html & http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-consumer-spending-increased-0-5-in-august-1411993899
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Alan Greenspan on what's wrong with the world economy - Newsnight - YouTube
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Empire - The Promise and Peril of Democracy - Web Extra - Empire asks why democracy is in retreat - YouTube
symptoms now more evident than ever!
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
EZB: Draghi kündigt Aufkaufprogramm für Kredite an - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Mit dem Plan reagiert Draghi auf die schwache Wirtschaftslage in der Eurozone. Länder wie Italien, Spanien oder Griechenland kommen - wenn überhaupt - nur sehr langsam aus der Krise. Die dortigen Banken vergeben seit Jahren immer weniger Kredite. Und selbst in großen Ländern wie Frankreich und Deutschland stagnierte die Wirtschaftsleistung zuletzt. Ausdruck findet das auch in der Inflationsstatistik: Die Verbraucherpreise in der Eurozone steigen kaum noch - im September lag die jährliche Teuerungsrate gerade mal noch bei 0,3 Prozent. Um die Wirtschaft in Schwung zu halten, sollen die Preise nach Vorstellungen der EZB aber eher um knapp zwei Prozent pro Jahr steigen. Deshalb versuchen Draghi und seine Kollegen seit Monaten, die Kreditvergabe der Banken zu steigern, um so Wirtschaftswachstum und Preisentwicklung anzutreiben.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
AfD: Union reagiert auf Euroskeptiker von Wolfgang Münchau - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Abwarten, anbiedern, angreifen - drei Strategien, mit denen die Union auf die neue Konkurrenz durch die AfD reagiert. Richtig ist allein die dritte: Wer die Lucke-Partei kleinhalten will, muss offensiv für Euro und Europa werben. [...] die totale Konfrontation suchen. Schäubles Weg ist der richtige. [...] Befürworter der europäischen Integration werden als übereifrige "Integrationisten" abgekanzelt. Und man spottet über Brüsseler Bürokraten ohne Kenntnis der Fakten. Wenn man diesen Weg geht, wandelt sich auch bei uns die Debatte. Wenn wir die AfD bekämpfen wollen, dann sollten wir verhindern, dass die Partei die Debatte monopolisiert. Sonst schlafwandelt auch Deutschland in die Euroskepsis.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Jon Stewart on Alibaba 'The communists have beaten us at capitalism' $baba - YouTube
risk carried by shareholders. shady, intransparent, no sheriff for a town that does not exist. ... sounds like something big to hit the fan, maybe, eventually. possible. black swan event?
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
AfD-Aufstieg: Ratingagentur S&P warnt vor Auswirkungen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Was bedeutet der AfD-Aufstieg für die Euro-Krisenländer? Nichts Gutes, befürchtet die Ratingagentur S&P. Demnach könnte Kanzlerin Merkel aus Sorge um Wähler ihren Kurs verschärfen - und so die Bonität der Staaten gefährden.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Not that negative after all - YouTube
- nbdy is taking up the money to invest in his business (increase capacity, R&D, etc etc), becs there is no demand ... what is holding up the western world is the service economy - especially in UK and USA! - and then there is one particular structural impediment in Germany et al, demographic bubble.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Jürgen Trittin: Plädoyer für linke Reformen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Heute ist es für viele Menschen, gerade wirtschaftlich Schwächere, schwer geworden, dem Begriff "Reform" etwas Gutes abzugewinnen. Viel zu oft war Reform ein Synonym für sozialen Rückschritt & Ausschluss aus der Gesellschaft. Reform heute ist neoliberal aufgeladen, es steht für Deregulierung, für weniger Sicherheit, mehr Armutsrisiko & weniger Demokratie. Diese reale Erfahrung hat die Angst vor Veränderung erhöht. So haben Konservative leichtes Spiel. Das Bittere ist: Für diese Diskreditierung von Veränderung, für die Umdeutung von Reform sind auch Regierungen der linken Mitte mitverantwortlich. Links reden, rechts wählen - das ist keine deutsche Marotte. Als Folge der Finanzkrise wurden in Europa erst einmal reihenweise konservative & wirtschaftsliberale Regierungen gewählt. Gerade dort, wo die Krise wirklich zugeschlagen hat, zeigte sich wieder einmal: Krisen sind keine guten Zeiten für eine Politik der linken Mitte. [GroKo: Das allermeiste bleibt, wie es ist.] youtu.be/yAmiQJYqjxM
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Monitor - Nationalistische Kleingeister So viel 19. Jahrhundert...
Klar: Wohlstandsversprechen allein werden es nicht richten. Erst wenn die Benachteiligten spüren, dass sie aufschließen können und wenn wir Profiteure wirklich bereit sind zu teilen, wird der europäische Gedanke die nationalistischen Kleingeister wieder in ihre Flaschen zurück drängen. Ein frommer Wunsch? Mag sein. Aber was wäre die Alternative? + !!! + Jon Snow from Channel4 in Response to apparent NO Vote Campaign Win - "The scale of YES and NO participation in Scotland's referendum sends a powerful message to westminster: Address the UK's democratic deficit." ( https://twitter.com/jonsnowC4/status/512821896484630529 )
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - UK jobless rate falls to lowest level since 2008
avg weekly earnings still lagged way behind inflation. Excluding bonuses, avg earnings in the May to July period rose by 0.7% from a year earlier; including bonuses, they rose by 0.6%. The current rate of inflation is 1.5%. Last month, the Bank of England halved its forecast for average wage growth in 2014 to 1.25%, leading some commentators to believe it is under little pressure to raise interest rates any time soon. [...] Labour's shadow employment minister Stephen Timms said: "Today's fall in overall unemployment is welcome, but the new figures have shown working people are seeing their pay falling far behind the cost of living. "Pay excluding bonuses today is the lowest on record. Under this government wages after inflation have already fallen by over £1,600 a year since 2010 and by next year working people will have seen the biggest fall in wages of any Parliament since 1874." +due 2lack of job security, people arnt asking 4 meaningful raise. service econ jobs dominate recovery!
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Farewell to the mother of all depressions
[ THE RECOVERY, THE GLASS IS HALF FULL. PERIOD. ]But nonetheless many will be slightly depressed that although the service economy is now just under 3% bigger than it was at the peak, manufacturing is still more than 7% smaller, and the production industries as a whole have been diminished by 11%. As I have bored on about for a while, although it is heart-warming to see UK manufacturing growing right now, there has been no rebalancing of the economy back towards the makers. Also, within services, the contribution of shoppers to the recovery remains immense - and the retail trade made the biggest contribution to the latest quarter's services surge. That suggests we may be at a premature end to households' attempts to strengthen their finances and pay down debts - and shows that growth in the economy remains perilously sensitive to the cost of money.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Wirtschaftskrise: Deutsche Wirtschaft mit starkem Export ist anfällig - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Typischerweise produzieren dominante ökonomische Narrative zuerst Illusionen und dann große Probleme. Wo eine Geschichte von Marktteilnehmern, Regulierern und Beobachtern vorbehaltlos akzeptiert wird, ist der Boden bereitet für Irrtümer, die uns am Ende Kopf und Kragen kosten können, wie ich meinem neuen Buch argumentiere. >> Die Politik des billigen Geldes verzerrt die Wirtschaftsstrukturen .... - die deutsche Wirtschaft unterfinanziert & Dass die Politik des ultrabilligen Geldes die Wirtschaftsstrukturen verzerrt, auch hierzulande. [CreditCrunch/transmission mechanism broken/hunt for yield/betongold/no-investments] +++ die Digitalisierung auch die produktionslastige deutsche Wirtschaft fundamental durcheinanderwirbeln wird. [Year of Code/Education Policy/Human Capital - high ed imigrants/Mobile Creatives/Share Economy] +++ Spiegel 37/2014 "Deutschland der Scheinriese" Cover Story
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Mail.Ru cuts sales growth forecast as ad demand slows
>> advertising is the first thing businesses pull back on when their business (economy, consumers) is not doing well. falling ad budgets is a symptom.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Stephanie Hare on the UK economy - Newsnight - YouTube
>> how many jobs have been lost regarding to banking in london and adjoining businesses ... thousands. thousands of hours of productivity gone (high charges for the hours). forever. = productivity and output gap || and how many times had osborne now moved forward expected savings and targets in time ... every year. || it will not get better as they travel (still) on the same path that leads to nowhere safe. still heading to the cliff. same direction. same speed.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race | TIME
via reddit - http://bit.ly/1oLANYC || Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [...] According to a 2012 Pew Research Center report, just half of U.S. households are middle-income, a drop of 11 percent since the 1970s; median middle-class income has dropped by 5 percent in the last ten years, total wealth is down 28 percent. Fewer people (just 23 percent) think they will have enough money to retire. Most damning of all: fewer Americans than ever believe in the American Dream mantra that hard work will get them ahead. || + Krawalle nach Tod von Michael Brown: Obama schickt obersten US-Ermittler nach Ferguson - http://bit.ly/1mjvmKV http://bit.ly/1veMG9c || http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28861149 - << no trust into investigation, into officials, ...
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Eurokrise: Angela Merkel betreibt riskante Rettung - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Es sind die inneren Widersprüche einer Währungsunion, die nur das sein will, aber nicht mehr, die uns jetzt einholen. Anstatt die Schuldenkrise durch eine Schuldenkonferenz zu lösen, verlagern wir das Problem, indem wir komplizierte Auffangschirme schaffen, die die Schulden lediglich von einer Ecke des Systems in die andere hinüberschieben. Das sieht gut aus, ändert aber an der Überschuldung von Griechenland und Portugal nicht einen Deut.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Konjunktur in EU: Analyse des ersten Halbjahrs 2014 - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In anderen Euroländern dagegen ist die Lage bedenklich. Vor allem Frankreich und Italien, die nach Deutschland größten Volkswirtschaften des Währungsraums, haben große strukturelle Probleme. Und in Krisenstaaten wie Griechenland, Spanien und Portugal geht es dank schmerzhafter Spar- und Reformprogramme zwar inzwischen wieder leicht bergauf mit der Wirtschaft. Doch die Gefahr eines Rückfalls in die Krise ist noch immer groß. || http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/eurostat-inflation-in-euro-laendern-sinkt-auf-rekordtief-a-986068.html - Neue Zahlen von der europäischen Statistikbehörde Eurostat: Die Inflation in den 18 Ländern im Euroraum ist so niedrig wie seit fast fünf Jahren nicht mehr. Das Wirtschaftswachstum kommt zum Stillstand. || + http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/bip-deutsche-wirtschaft-schrumpft-um-0-2-prozent-a-986028.html + http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/diw-chef-fratzscher-hoehere-loehne-und-konjunktur-a-986124.html "Investitionen!"
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Gefahr durch Niedrigzinsen - YouTube
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
The Rise Of Europe's Religious Right
For the most part, though, issues dear to social conservatives were a side issue in elections driven heavily by economic frustration. [...] The suddenness with which social conservatives became a force in Brussels has many progressives speculating that they are the creations of American social conservatives seeking to “export the culture wars.” [...] Today, American ties seem much more about a shared vision to build a global conservative movement rather than leaning on stronger and wealthier U.S. partners for support. // http://www.salon.com/2014/02/28/the_dying_right_why_christian_fundamentalists_are_in_panic_mode_partner/ || Pro Progressive - the hard things are hard bc they are worth doing it. It's easy to turn ones back. But its hard to hold your face into the storm that is brewing. Holding onto status quo is not worth the struggle, it is a futile short-term view - as the status quo is not sustainable.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
DIW-Chef Fratzscher zu Banken-Stresstest, Lohnerhöhung - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Abhängigkeit zwischen Banken und Staaten hat in den letzten Jahren besorgniserregend zugenommen. Die berechtigte Sorge ist daher, dass Bankenrettungen die Staatshaushalte der hochverschuldeten Eurostaaten überfordert. Dann könnten wir leicht wieder in eine Krisensituation wie im Sommer 2012 geraten, als die Anleihezinsen für viele Eurostaaten drastisch nach oben geschossen sind. [...] Die größte Herausforderung für Europa ist, Wachstum zu schaffen. Nur durch ein deutlich stärkeres Wachstum kann es gelingen, dass die Unternehmen Beschäftigte einstellen, die Banken faule Kredite abbauen und die Staaten ihre Finanzen in Ordnung bringen. [...] [ +see end - Income Growth across the board in Germany Needed. Recent 2017 wage floor/minimum wage was overdue. Overdue. ]
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Re that double standard, Floyd Landis puts it... - The Science of Sport
https://screen.yahoo.com/floyd-landis-contador-coach-drug-110000919.html - // half way in: elite sports & entertainment factor of drama, winners and loosers - nobody wants it to be complicated, knowing all the factors that play in to what is happening, what happened, what is likely to happen.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Henrik Müller über Wirtschaftswachstum 2014: Die Pessimisten sind los - SPIEGEL ONLINE
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