by Paul Craig Roberts http://www.paulcraigroberts.org (August 25 2017) In the United States "conspiracy theory" is the name given to explanations that differ from those that serve the ruling oligarchy, the establishment, or whatever we want to call those who set and control the agendas and the explanations that support the agendas. The explanations imposed on … Continue reading Conspiracy Theory
by Binoy Kampmark CounterPunch (August 25 2017) As companies building the technologies in artificial intelligence and robotics that may be repurposed to develop autonomous weapons, we feel especially responsible in raising this alarm. - Open Letter to the UN on Autonomous technology, August 2017 Melbourne. Do you leave the gruesome task of killing, … Continue reading The Rise of the Killer Robot
Disrupting the Trust Business The trust business is little noticed but huge. Startups deploying blockchain technology threaten to disrupt it, and much else besides http://worldif.economist.com (July 06 2017) http://asset.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/styles/wif1190x670x1/public/_0005_Business_Longarm_16_9_0.jpg We like lists because we don't want to die. What Umberto Eco, an Italian writer, said about human beings applies even more to the … Continue reading If Blockchains Ran the World
High Crimes and Demeanors in the Age of Trump Welcome to the Post-American World by Tom Engelhardt TomDispatch (August 17 2017) Let me try to get this straight: from the moment the Soviet Union imploded in 1991 until recently just about every politician and mainstream pundit in America assured us that we were the planet's … Continue reading Pardon Me!
... Washington and London Won't Quit the Business of Killing by Vladimir Odintsov New Eastern Outlook (August 25 2017) https://journal-neo.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/563223423.jpg The god of war is a greedy beast all right. On August 23, a coalition of Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, carried yet another barbaric bombardment in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a, which resulted … Continue reading There’s a Reason Why …
The Washington War Making Machine by Phil Butler New Eastern Outlook (August 24 2017) https://journal-neo.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/sendung-vom-05022017-kampf-um-werte-100-_v-varl_c7e812.jpg Do you trust Trump enough to allow him to start a nuclear war "on an assumption"? The alleged Democratic National Committee ("DNC") leaks and the so-called "Russiagate" are a hoax concocted to perpetuate crisis, and nothing more. Most people sense … Continue reading Out of Control
... in the Next Recession, Says Top Economist http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/business/2017/08/11/TELEMMGLPICT000031308264_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqpVlberWd9EgFPZtcLiMQfyf2A9a6I9YchsjMeADBa08.jpeg Harvard economics professor Ken Rogoff believes central banks will need to cut interest rates into negative territory in the next recession, as QE and forward guidance are not sufficiently powerful tools to boost the economy.CREDIT: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG NEWS by Tim Wallace The Telegraph (August 13 2017) … Continue reading Prepare for Negative Interest Rates …