The economic news is mixed, and corporate profits are so-so. Housing is mixed, and so are reports of consumer spending. So why is the stock market soaring to new highs on a regular basis?
"Society" is a creation of the minds of those who inhabit it; it always has been and always will be. Thus, we have always been and will always be empowered to change society for the better.
Over the last decade Australia has generally economically outperformed other OECD nations while maintaining a reasonable -- though debatable -- fiscal and monetary stance. But great success can breed even greater complacency, and this is the unfortunate case for Australia.
Yesterday, homeowners who have been royally screwed over by big Wall Street banks risked not only arrest but worse in demonstrations at the Department of Justice demanding that they start prosecuting bankers rather than the people ripped off by them.
If softliners and hardliners within the Myanmar military see confidence in its democracy roadmap, provided that there is continued support from the international community, Thein Sein's visit to Washington can possibly pave the way for amending the 2008 constitution.
The interest of the ruling elites has been powerfully popularized by the right's highly disciplined, focused narrative on the national debt and budget deficits. As a result, the great public concern about the lack of good jobs doesn't translate into support for government action -- or any action.
With Latin America on the rise, there are many areas for cooperation, and many problems that demand closer ties.
As the lack of trust and discontent continue growing, the citizens are turning their back on the traditional pro-European political parties and supporting others who are against the EU.
Shredding privacy is the essence of Tumblr's appeal to Yahoo, and even though it has said it will retain the social networking site's founders in key positions, one way or another that very personal data will be mined and inevitably fall into what users will discover to be the wrong hands.
If you lived in a perpetual blockade, imagine the lengths to which you would go for feelings of freedom, optimism, boundless opportunity.
We are witnesses to a time when we were indisputably the greatest nation on earth to one in which we are still the greatest but now with others nipping at our heels.
We're At 400 PPM - Last Time THAT Happened, the Arctic was 14oF Warmer, says a new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress, indicating the planet ...
We're in the early stages of a massive transformation. Just like the printing press moved the world from a feudal, agrarian society to industrial capitalism, the Internet ushers in a new era.
Since the state legislature eliminated local redevelopment agencies a couple of years ago, cities up and down the California coast have grappled with means to boost job growth without the dollars that redevelopment agencies used to provide.
"You know you cannot trust them They know they can't trust you." -Steve Goodman (Jimmy Buffett) "Now Watergate does not bother me Does your conscien...
Before the Big Bust happens, here are a few cautionary words for the hoi polloi: One of the reasons for the existence of the stock market is to provide a casino for gambling and for the movement of capital from the pockets of small gambler "investors" to the pockets of big gambler "investors."