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Factors Affecting Crude Oil Prices

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May 2019 / The Arab world is facing its own version of an Iron Curtain, imposed not by external actors but through domestic forces vying for power. — Jamal Khashoggi While America has been a superpower for almost a century, its emergence as a global energy superpower is relatively new. As an illustration, as recently as 2015 it was illegal to export oil. This all changed with the shale boom which...

The Rise of the Robots and Semiconductors

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April 2019 / Ever since a study by the University of Oxford predicted that 47 percent of U.S. jobs are at risk of being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence over the next 15 to 20 years, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the future of work,” wrote Andres Oppenheimer in his novel, “The Robots Are Coming: The Future of Jobs in the Age of Automation.” Sounds all too familiar as we...

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

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February 2019 / The center was not holding—it was a country of bankruptcy notices and public auction announcements and commonplace reports of casual killings and misplaced children and abandoned homes as families routinely disappeared. — Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem Sounds all too familiar as we hurtle past a dysfunctional White House and confront the major new battleground between...

The Lies that Bind

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October 2018 / Inequality has now reached levels not seen since 1929, the year the Great Depression began, and stands to get even worse. — Chris Hughes, Fair Shot I recently attended a Community Board meeting having to do with Waterside Plaza in the Kips Bay section of Manhattan. For the uninitiated, Waterside Plaza was built on a landfill brought to the U.S. as ships’ ballast from the...

In the Belly of the Beast

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September 2018 / We are all so guilty at the way we have allowed the world around us to become more ugly and tasteless every year that we surrender to terror and steep ourselves in it. — Norman Mailer If I may be permitted to comment on national politics later in this piece, it’s because the real relevancy of it will become clearer as we plunge further into unchartered waters toward the...

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