Category Archives: Controversial

The World Isn’t Ready For Climate Refugees

Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight – You can batten the hatches against a storm, but bureaucracy is harder to ride out. Recently, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record made a direct hit on the northern Bahamas and stalled there, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Controversial, FiveThirtyEight

Why Americans Don’t Fully Trust Many Who Hold Positions of Power and Responsibility

Members of Congress and technology leaders are rated lower in empathy, transparency and ethics. The public gives higher scores to military leaders, public school principals and police officers. Continue…

Posted in Controversial, Pew Research

Fed gets more divided as three members vote against rate cut

Patti Domm of CNBC – The Fed has become increasingly divided with three officials voting against the Fed’s quarter point cut to the fed funds target rate range. It was the first time in three years that three voting members … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Federal Reserve, Finance, Investing

5 ways the Fed’s interest rate decisions affect you

Sarah Foster of Bankrate – You don’t want to hit the snooze button when the Federal Reserve decides to raise or lower rates. The central bank of the U.S. – also known as the Fed – is charged by Congress … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Controversial, Credit, Dow Jones, Economics, Investing, Loans, Money, National debt, Politics, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States, wealth

Big Bang May Have Created a Mirror Universe Where Time Runs Backwards

Tim De Chant of Nova from PBS – Why does time seem to move forward? It’s a riddle that’s puzzled physicists for well over a century, and they’ve come up with numerous theories to explain time’s arrow. The latest, though, … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Science