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Category Archives: Harvard

New Study: ‘Powerful Superflares Can Serve As Plausible Drivers of Extinction Events’

According to a new paper, there’s a solid chance that a massive super flare storm could impact Earth within 100 years. And the consequences of this magnitude of a solar storm could include extinction. In The Astrophysical Journal, a new paper was published detailing the outcome of a super flare. Avi Loeb and Manasvi Lingham, two renowned astrophysicists […]

Chris Hedges: Elites “Have No Credibility Left”

Chris Hedges and David North via TruthDig.com, On Monday, WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North interviewed Chris Hedges, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, lecturer and former New York Times correspondent. Among Hedges’ best-known books are War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, The Death of the Liberal Class, Empire of Illusion: the End of Literacy and the […]

Is Bridgewater A Fraud? Here Are The Troubling Questions Posed By Jim Grant

Jim Grant, author of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, first hinted last week that not all is well when it comes to the world’s biggest hedge fund, Ray Dalio’s $160 billion Bridgewater (of which one half is the world’s biggest risk-parity juggernaut). Speaking to Bloomberg last week, Grant said he was “bearish” on Bridgewater because founder […]

Ralph Nader: How CEO Stock Buybacks Parasitize The Economy

Authored by Ralph Nader via Evonomics.com, The monster of economic waste – over $7 trillion of dictated stock buybacks since 2003 by the self-enriching CEOs of large corporations – started with a little noticed change in 1982 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under President Ronald Reagan. That was when SEC Chairman John Shad, […]

“You May Be Hopping Mad When You Finish Reading This”

Submitted by John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics Uncle Sam’s Unfunded Promises Here’s a surprisingly profound question: What is a promise? Dictionaries offer various definitions. I like this one: “An express assurance on which expectation is to be based.” That definition captures the two-sided nature of a promise. One party offers an assurance, which the other […]

Monitor Releases Simulation Of What Nuclear Explosion Near North Korea Would Look Like

A scientist tasked with monitoring the proliferation of nuclear weapons has published what he described as a “rough simulation” of what would happen if North Korea follows through with threats to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. The upshot of the simulation – which was published by Lassina Zerbo, the head of the […]

Gold Reset To $10,000/oz Coming “By January 1, 2018” – Rickards

Gold Reset To $10,000/oz Coming “By January 1, 2018” – Rickards – Trump could be planning a radical “reboot” of the U.S. dollar– Currency reboot will see leading nations devalue their currencies against gold– New gold price would be nearly 8 times higher at $10,000/oz– Price based on mass exit of foreign governments and investors from […]

Which College Offers The “Best Bang” For Your Tuition Buck?

Is making the investment in a college education still worth it? How much debt can you expect to have after you graduate, and how much money will you make in your career? As HowMuch.net details, Nitrocollege.com crunched the numbers from the top twenty public and top twenty private schools in the country and created a visualization […]

Error 404: Visualizing The Internet’s Digital Decay

In 2005, one of the most intriguing advertising stunts of the internet age was hatched. As Visual Capitalist's Nick Routley explains, Alex Tew launched the The Million Dollar Homepage, where anyone could “own a piece of internet history” by purchasing pixels-plots (minimum of 10×10) on a massive digital canvas. At the price of just one dollar […]

Fired Coder Speaks Out On Google’s “Potentially Illegal Practices”, “Recorded Meetings” And “Science Denial”

For those who have managed to avoid this storyline, James Damore, now a former Google employee, caused outrage when he circulated a manifesto on Friday, complaining about Google’s “ideological echo chamber,” alleging women have lower tolerance for stress and that conservatives are more conscientious. By Monday, the chess master, who studied at Harvard, Princeton and […]