Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday roundup (10-30-2016)

Air quality worsens in Greece as recession bites: The ban on diesel cars in Athens and Thessaloniki has been lifted and the price of heating oil has tripled. Hard-pressed Greeks have turned to burning logs – and other things (The Guardian)

Iceland elections leave ruling centre-right party in driving seat: Alliance of anti-establishment Pirate party and three left-of-centre parties falls five seats short of majority (The Guardian)

[In the United States, Washington DC] Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld’s budget raises fares, reduces service, cuts 1,000 jobs (The Washington Post)

Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops (The New York Times)

Download the True Food Shopper's Guide: How to Avoid Foods Made with Genetically Modified Organisms [GMOs] (The Center for Food Safety) Say "No" to GMOs (Non-GMO Project) THE GREAT GMA COVERUP INFOGRAPHIC (TheBoycottList) The Ultimate Guide to GMOs by Dr. Joseph Mercola (Mercola) GMO Free USA (Facebook) Millions Against Monsanto by OrganicConsumers org (Facebook)

     The aim of this blog is to show (mostly from reports in mainstream respected news sources) that there is reason to believe that both the United States and the global economies remain fragile in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and that a number of threats exist today that could, if they worsened, bring about economic depression -- not just a minor depression, but a depression worse than the Great Depression. Key threats include excessive risk-taking by financial firms, unchecked by effective regulation; the continued existence of "too big to fail" institutions; and most especially, the amassing of levels of public and private debt which could become unsustainable.

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