Archive for June 18th, 2017

Each modern stock-market crash has been precipitated by a catalyst that has little to do with finance and that catches us off guard, says Scott Nations.

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Ever since President Trumps election, a cottage industry of politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators has sought to understand what motivates Trump supporters. Theories have ranged from globalization to a rebellion against Washington elitism to racism. But the true cause may have been overlooked: the postindustrial society.
It has imposed on the economy a wage structure that systematically generates inequality between the majority of Americans and the upper middle class, roughly defined as the top 20percent with a threshold income of a bit more than $100,000. We have two…

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<p>When Wal-Mart Stores Inc bought online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion last year, it marked a crucial moment - the world's largest brick-and-mortar retailer, after years of ceding e-commerce leadership to arch rival Amazon, intended to compete.</p>

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Take a close look at the tax rules that will change if Trumpcare passes.

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While most of the world wonders nervously what’s next from the Trump White House, the confident China President Xi Jinping is shifting his bid for global leadership into a full-court press. Xi’s hugely ambitious…

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<p>Elsewhere, gains are slow and low-income households are paying more rent than ever.</p>

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The changing nature of communication is leaving people unprepared.

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