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Commuters & Computers: Mapping America’s Megaregions

From California’s Bay Area to the highly-integrated Great Lakes Economy, megaregions are a dominating aspect of human geography and commerce. It should be no surprise then, that 85% of corporate head offices in the US and Canada are overwhelmingly concentrated in the core cities of great megaregions. We tend to think of cities as individual economic […]

MSNBC Catches Illegals Jumping Border Fence With Mexico As It Reports On Trump’s Wall

In an delightfully ironic lesson why border protection is important for the US, an MSNBC crew was reporting on the prototypes of Trump’s proposed border wall near San Diego, when the interview was interrupted by a group of “migrants not from Mexico” hopping over the existing fence. “What happened?” the MSNBC reporter shouts as a […]

Forget Catalonia, Flanders Is The Real Test Case Of EU Separatism!

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, Catalonia’s separatist campaign has dominated European headlines for the past couple of weeks, but it’s really the northern Belgian region of Flanders which will serve as a barometer over whether large chunks of the EU will fall apart into a collection of identity-centric statelets prior to the bloc’s […]

Donald Trump: Warmonger-In-Chief?

Authored by Antonius Aquinas via Acting-Man.com, Cryptic Pronouncements If a world conflagration, God forbid, should break out during the Trump Administration, its genesis will not be too hard to discover: the thin-skinned, immature, shallow, doofus who currently resides in the Oval Office! The commander-in-chief – a potential source of radiation?   This past week, the […]

And The Least Safe Country In The World Is…

A global survey conducted in 135 countries has revealed that crisis-hit Venezuela has by far the lowest share of inhabitants that feel safe walking alone at night. You will find more statistics at Statista As Statista's Martin Armstrong notes, a mere 12 percent of Venezuelan respondents said that they would feel comfortable at alone at night on […]

UN Report Reveals Nations Producing Most Refugees Were Targets Of US Intervention

Authored by Whitney Webb via TheAntiMedia.org, A UN report has shown that more than 65 million people were forced to leave their home countries last year, becoming refugees due to deadly conflict. The top nations from which refugees fled have one thing in common, they were all targets of US intervention. A United Nations report […]

Mapping The World’s Population

At the end of olast year, there were 7,418,151,841 people on our planet, and while many in America still believe the world revolves around them, this map shows the world resized by each nation's current population…   Source: BofAML TransformingWorld Atlas The five most populous nations are China (1.4bn people), India (1.3bn), the USA (324mm), […]

Sinking Into The Centralized Cesspool Of Corruption, Cronyism, And Sclerosis

Authored by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Those urban regions that pursue decentralized, networked, localized solutions will likely prosper as the adaptive advantages of these principles pay self-reinforcing dividends. In yesterday's entry, I suggested that rather than bemoan the inevitable failure of centralized "fixes," let's turn our efforts to the real solutions: decentralized, networked, localized. […]

The Megacity Economy: How Seven Types Of Global Cities Stack Up

Back in 1950, close to 30% of the global population lived in cities. As Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, that has shifted dramatically, and by 2050, a whopping 70% of people will live in urban areas – some of which will be megacities housing tens of millions of people. This trend of urbanization has been […]