Category Archives: Controversial

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

Max Fisher and Josh Keller of the New York Times – When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Guns and gun control, United States

Parents Are Giving Up Custody of Their Kids to Get Need-Based College Financial Aid

Jodi S. Cohen and Melissa Sanchez of ProPublica Illinois – Dozens of suburban Chicago families, perhaps many more, have been exploiting a legal loophole to win their children need-based college financial aid and scholarships they would not otherwise receive, court … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Controversial, Education, Parents, United States

The politics behind your college and how you pay for it

Sara Swann in from the Center for Responsive Politics – With the end of summer fast approaching comes another year of rising college tuition costs and looming student loans. The student loan industry is a major player in money in … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Loans, Politics

The Arkent Scenario – Anatomy of the next global financial crisis

David Murrin’s Murrinations- So far we have called the highs of the equity markets accurately and have seen the first significant drops which coincide with ratcheting up of US-China tension and the Fed lowering rates in recognition that all is … Continue reading

Posted in China, Controversial, Economics, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

What Worries Iceland? A World Without Ice.

Liz Alderman in the New York Times – As rising temperatures drastically reshape Iceland’s landscape, businesses and the government are spending millions for survival – and profit. Continue…

Posted in Controversial, Global warming, Thought-Provoking Analysis