Jack Delano Workman at Chicago & North Western repair shops, Chicago, IL Dec 1942
These Clowns Are Dragging Us Into War
In 8 weeks, on October 26, there are – supposed to be – parliamentary elections in Ukraine. What's that going to look like? Who's going to vote? In the presidential elections a few months ago, most of east Ukraine did not vote. How many different ways are there to define democracy and still remain credible?
In an interview today on Russian Channel 1, Vladimir Putin commented on [...]
The Bank of Japan has already been pressured by events to reduce its economic expectations for 2014. At the end of 2013 there was enough cautious optimism that Japanese officials went ahead with their dubious proposal to try to appear fiscally responsible. The tax increase was expected to create a mild contraction in GDP before the economy then accelerated mildly but broadly with inflation. That optimism actually gained strength after the first quarter was estimated far “better” than anticipated, temporarily restraining calls for even more QQE from the Bank [...]