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Will 2014 Be a Lost Year for the Washington Economy?–Capital Business Reports

Will 2014 Be A Lost Year for the Washington Economy?   For anyone who gives credence to the latest unemployment statistics indicating a modest rate of 6%, or that the Washington, DC-metro market is robust and humming, think again.  There’s some serious growth not going on in the nation’s capital.   Continue reading

Curiosities / Domestic / Economics / Environment / Film

The Other Scrap Metal Story: Chinese Container Ships Absorb America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Scrapper Episode on HBO’s VICE We’re familiar with the comfy concept of recycling where we take our different containers to the curb and they’re neatly picked up and some of us have even seen where the parts end up and yes—some of us even know about the revolving cardboard which comes into our homes from Amazon or … Continue reading

Domestic / Economics / News Commentary / Politics / Uncategorized

Campaign Finance Unleashed: Welcome to the Oligarchy of the United States

Campaign Finance in Brief, Washington Post Campaign finance reform is just about extinct. It would take what? an act of Congress? to reverse the new status quo. There was animated talk about reversing Citizens United. Now the principle of open funding of politics is being enshrined as the American way. Humorist Andy Borowitz posted on … Continue reading