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The Birth of a Monster

The Federal Reserve’s doors have been open for “business” for one hundred years. In explaining the creation of this money-making machine (pun intended — the Fed remits nearly $100 bn. in profits each year to Congress) most people fall into one of two camps. Those inclined to view the Fed as a helpful institution, fostering financial stability in a world

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Labor Unions Fear ‘Green New Deal’ a Job Killer

Labor unions say they are withholding support for a Green New Deal unveiled by Democrats last week to transition the American economy away from fossil fuels, arguing the loosely-defined plan could kill jobs if its architects aren’t careful. The cool response from unions underscores the challenge facing Democratic presidential hopefuls who support aggressive action on climate change but must also

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A Quarter of French Believe ‘Elites’ Using Mass Migration to ‘Replace’ Native Europeans

A study claims that up to a quarter of the French population not only believe in a conspiracy of “elites” but also think those same elites are using mass migration to replace European populations. The study, released by Jean-Jaurès Foundation and Conspiracy Watch, is the second of its kind and looks at the extent to which the French believe in

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A correlation found between psychiatric disorders and events during the prenatal stage

Particular genetic variants in the human genome that are important for the development of the brain early in the life of the foetus are frequently found in psychiatric disorders. This is shown by a study carried out by iPSYCH. Researchers studied a total of 8 million genetic variants and found that some of them occur particularly often in people who

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Lasers could beam messages directly to a listener’s ear ‘like whispering secret from afar’

This is the first time this technique has been used safely around humans, scientists say. It’s hoped the directed sounds could one day be used for headphone-free TV watching without disturbing others. Or they could warn people of danger discreetly in situations like an active shooter attack. The laser will not cause burns to eyes or skin due to scientists

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The Economic Argument for a Carbon Tax Is a Work of Fiction

We live in strange times indeed when an environmental reporter for The New York Times writes that we should stop pushing for a carbon tax, just a few weeks before dozens of distinguished economists sign a letter to the Wall Street Journal calling for a carbon tax. Yet despite the prestige behind the impressive list of signers, the economists mislead

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