Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Apr 11, 2021  |  :   grammar, language, learning-center, newsroom

If you use Wordnet as an extension to your text editor, you may eventually begin to wonder what is up with all the nutsy downward sloping oddly indented syntax. Then you might go here, to wikipedia, and read up on all the madness. Or you can browse a few of the tidbits ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Apr 8, 2021  |  :   good-reads, history, newsroom, science, stories

On September 19th, 1783, at the royal palace in Versailles, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier introduced the King and Queen of France to their redoubtable 500lb invention, a curious brightly painted contraption of sackcloth and paper, wrapped in a fish net ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Feb 25, 2018  |  :   economics, finance, macroeconomics, newsroom, stock-market, trends-global

Natural sciences in usual circumstances are wonderfully predictable; what goes up must come down. Economists since Walras have been promoting the profitable illusion that economics is a natural science. Today, more than anytime in history, that charade is obviously ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Feb 20, 2018  |  :   alternative-energy, finance, newsroom, stock-market, trends-global

The price of a metric ton of cobalt, the precious metal used in lithium batteries, increased 60% in the last year to $81,500 USD, a 264% increase since its all time low in February of 2016. Higher prices have lifted present valuations of cobalt bearing properties and ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Feb 26, 2015  |  :   economics, finance, macroeconomics, newsroom, opinion, trends-global

US indicators out this week, like the Chicago PMI and the CPI estimates, support both sides of a US turn-around, the output side and the consumption side. Yet still the FED, though widely expected to raise rates in the summer, remains tight-lipped about it, downplaying ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Nov 28, 2009  |  :   economics, finance, macroeconomics, newsroom, opinion

Pundits of the double-dip recession theory cite the now globally anticipated fallout of the U.S. dollar as a key source. The fed is printing money like confetti, they say. The U.S. Treasury bill bubble is soon to pop, they add. The newly coined (U.S. dollar-carry trade) ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Nov 30, 2008  |  :   economics, finance, newsroom, opinion, politics

Last month, before U.S. election results, I was chatting with a friend about economic political history. He wrote a line that stuck with me. He wrote (Western civilization has got to stop patting itself on the back for separating church and state and get on with the ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Oct 26, 2008  |  :   economics, newsroom, opinion, politics

Was it Warren Buffet who reminded us of the irrationality in the stock market? What was it he said, stock markets are people driven and people are irrational? I’d like to add the movements of populist governments to his irrational people bit as, it seems to me, ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Oct 22, 2008  |  :   economics, finance, macroeconomics, newsroom, opinion, politics, stock-market

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that addressing the liquidity problem on Wall Street by borrowing to restore the ability to lend does not address the underlying aggregate debt issue. The common sense approach says that to avoid a sudden crash or some ...

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