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 OpenSecrets.org 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