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By Charles Hugh Smith – We want this time to be different so badly, we can almost taste it. If you visit San Francisco, you will find it difficult to walk more than a few blocks in central S.F. without encountering a major construction project.

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By The Conversation – The satellite Micius, launched from Jiuquan, China, in August last year, is unlike any other in the sky. While other satellites communicate with Earth using physics worked out by James Clerk Maxwell 150 years ago, Micius...

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By FS Staff – We often hear about new longevity breakthroughs on the horizon, but what if the fountain of youth was already discovered long ago by a small handful of communities around the world? This time on Financial Sense Newshour, we spoke with Dan Buettner...

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By Monty Guild & Tony Danaher – Radical transformation is coming in many fields of human culture and endeavor. No, this is not just boilerplate praise of ongoing incremental technological innovation. The only way to grasp the magnitude and significance of these incipient

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By Michael Shedlock – The state of Illinois has not passed a budget for close to three years. Arguably it’s just as well because Illinois budgets for decades have been nothing but a moth-eaten collection of lies, one time deficits repeated endlessly...

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By Robert Rapier – Gasoline is where most consumers are reaping the benefits. The national average price for unleaded gasoline on Memorial Day was about $1.30/gal cheaper than it was just three years ago. U.S. consumers use about 140 billion gallons of gasoline a year...

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By FS Staff – US stock market valuations are high and, depending on the specific measure you look at, one can either argue that we are modestly overvalued or in a straight up bubble in just about everything. Those arguing stocks are...

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By Adrian Ash – Gold prices popped to a 4-session high at $1277 per ounce Wednesday lunchtime in London as the US Dollar sank ahead of the Federal Reserve's long-expected June interest-rate decision following weaker-than-forecast economic data. US retail sales fell in May...

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By FS Staff – US national debt currently stands at $19.9 trillion and, at the rate it's going, is set to surpass $20 trillion in 2017. Gary Shilling, publisher of the must-read Insight newsletter, said this is not a problem until we either see "a tremendous amount of inflation or...

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By David Kotok – Joseph (as in Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) was the first (maybe) successful economist mentioned in the Bible. Why do we say that? Answer: he was data driven. Think of it this way. He interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams. He developed a model (forecast)...

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