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Janet Yellen's Dismissal of Short Selling: Unearthing a Deeper Systemic Problem in Financial Markets
As the CEO and Chairman of Creatd (OTCQB: VOCL) and a financial markets veteran of three decades, I was horrified as I watched Janet Yellen dismiss short-selling in an interview with CNBC’s Sara Eisen on ‘Closing Bell Overtime’.Jeremy FrommerPublished 11 days ago in The Swamp
Explaining How the George Floyd Uprising Was Quickly Forgotten
I remember when I first heard about George Floyd's death. My partner had asked if I had heard about this new police shooting of a Black man, and I mistakenly thought he was referring to Tony McDade, a Black Trans man who was murdered two days later. I was confused by people suddenly caring about Floyd when I had already seen the videos that year of so many Black men and women killed by the police.Alex Mell-TaylorPublished 5 months ago in The Swamp
Two For One Election Special
“It is true that power corrupts. The hope at the polling stations and the actions of the elected representatives, unfortunately, often turn to be opposite. The power of ballot turns into the power of wallet. Some law-makers become law-breakers.” - Tsakhiagiin ElbegdorjCarl J. PetersenPublished 5 months ago in The Swamp
We Should Be Worried About How The Right Talks About Disney
I love Disney. I listen to its musical numbers on repeat on Spotify. I love traveling to Disney World and going on the rides (Magic Kingdom is the best, obviously). I can obnoxiously hold my own amongst the most intense Disney adults.Alex Mell-TaylorPublished 6 months ago in The Swamp
I’m Not Thankful To Be An American
Well, it’s Thanksgiving Weekend 2022. A day of family, friends, food, and thankfulness. I have a lot to be thankful for. I’m thankful for many things this year. One of the new ones for me is being thankful for being a writer. I couldn’t say the same last Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for the opportunity to write so many blogs and to make so many wonderful friends. It’s been awesome to have a voice these past 11 months.Jason ProvencioPublished 6 months ago in The Swamp
Congress: An Intentional Giant Mess from the Start
» KEY POINTS The House of Representatives is supposed to be the “Legislature of the People” and the Senate the “Legislature of the Land”. Neither are doing the job as intended. How did we get to this point and why is there no cure? No adjustment to legislative rules is going to fix a fundamentally broken system. We must Constitutionally overhaul how the Legislative Branch is set up in its entirety.
Hulu’s “God Forbid” Uncovers the Legacy of Sex, Power, and Money Passed Down from Jerry Falwell, Sr., to Jerry Falwell, Jr.
On November 1 Hulu released “God Forbid: The Sex Scandal That Brought Down a Dynasty,” a thoughtful documentary about the bombshell news in 2020 that Jerry Falwell, Jr., and his wife Becki Tilley had a years long affair with Giancarlo Granda. The scandal, which involved another photo of Falwell, Jr., in a state of undress alongside a former Liberty University student, as well as questions about Falwell, Jr. ’s financial ethics, led him to resign as president of Liberty University in August 2020.OG CollectionPublished 7 months ago in The Swamp
Innovation; The Unknown Alliance Between Business and Government
Milton Friedman’s view in Capitalism And Freedom proposes the idea that government should exist in the market solely to maximize unconstrained economic freedom. Government intervention into the marketplace that limits or forces consumer decision-making cannot be justified. Friedman’s argument for market fundamentalism is seemingly at odds with the historical reality of the role of government in the United States. From state police powers, to Progressive Era reforms, through the New Deal government whether being state or federal has always shaped the contours of capitalism through political, social, and cultural change. Friedmans point of view differs from the consumer health and environmental protections era (1964-1977) and the rise of the idea of the developmental state. Friedman’s philosophy has guided the idea of market fundamentalism within the false notions of the invisible hand driving innovation instead of a combination of public and private sectors. This idea is negligent to the fact that government presence in the innovation economy acts as the only entity that can invest in certain sectors. The notion that the government shouldn’t pick winners is supplanted by the idea of the government supporting large, medium, and small firms to compete for the best technology.
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Boris: Resigns That's It.
Who would have thought that the career of one the most controversial MPs would have ended like this? Boris Johnson the MP for Uxbridge (or should I say ex-MP) was someone you either loved or loathed. Boris's greatest triumph perhaps was when he won a landslide in 2019. However, had it not been for the issue of Breixt would Boris have won? Or indeed, have an 80-seat majority in parliament?Nicholas BishopPublished about 3 hours ago in The Swamp
The War in Ukraine and Russia: A Complex Conflict Unfolding
Introduction: The ongoing war in Ukraine between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists has been a source of international concern and geopolitical tension. This conflict, which erupted in 2014, has resulted in significant casualties, displacement of people, and deep political divisions. In this article, we will delve into the complexities of the war in Ukraine and Russia, exploring its origins, key players, humanitarian consequences, and the broader implications it holds for regional and global stability.Kevin MillerPublished about 6 hours ago in The Swamp
Crime and punishment
Crime and punishment Over the last few thousand years human societies formed and flourished. In order that any society can manage itself, it has rules. Even the non-human groups, such as Apes, Lions, wolves etc have rules of behaviour within that group. So, the existence of rules appears to be natural, necessary for the survival of the group.Peter Rose
SUICIDE OF THE WEST
“If you can’t speak the truth without losing your job or being assaulted, you’re trapped in a dictatorship. If you can’t represent a political cause without being threatened with physical harm or permanently defamed and denied employment, then you’ve been immured within a fascist crypt.”
ANTI-TYRANNY BROS AND SISTERS
Ivan glances at the sky and notices a dark cloud looming in the distance. The cloud rapidly changes shape and leaps and somersaults all over the crepuscular sky like a deranged butterfly or a manic-depressive, shape-shifting dragon.
In a stunning revelation, a military whistleblower has come forward, claiming that the United States government operates a top-secret UFO retrieval program. This extraordinary claim has sent shockwaves throughout the world, raising questions about the existence of extraterrestrial life and the government's knowledge of it. While skeptics remain cautious, the whistleblower's credibility and the mounting evidence of unexplained aerial phenomena suggest that there may be more to this story than meets the eye.Ross Symes
Top 10 Shopify Apps for online e-commerce Stores
Shopify is a popular eCommerce platform for selling products to customers all around the world. The platform provides a straightforward store setup procedure as well as extra seamless features for store management. Furthermore, the Shopify App site contains over 5,000 apps that can help users add additional functionality and sell more on their site.Control F5
Unveiling the Quantum Frontier: Exploring the Power and Potential of Quantum Computing
Quantum computing is an emerging field of study that has garnered significant attention in recent years. It promises to revolutionize the way we solve complex problems by harnessing the power of quantum mechanics. In this article, we will delve into the world of quantum computers, exploring their principles, components, and potential applications.
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