“These Problems Aren’t Going Away” – States Are Woefully Unprepared For The Next Recession

It’s no secret that the finances of most US states are in shambles. For many, overly generous pension benefits have led to severe underfunding that threatens to drain state coffers, like in Illinois, where pension liabilities ballooned by a cumulative 1,067% between 1987 and 2016…

A publisher just retracted ten papers whose peer review was “engineered” — despite knowing about the problem of fake reviews for years

Many publishers have been duped by fake peer reviews, which have brought down more than 600 papers to date. But some continue to get fooled. Recently, SAGE retracted 10 papers published as part of two special collections in Advances in Mechanical Engineering after discovering the…

Rickards: Here’s Where The Next Crisis Starts

Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning, So many credit crises are brewing, it’s hard to keep track without a scorecard. The mother of all credit crises is coming to China with over a quarter-trillion dollars owed by insolvent banks and state-owned enterprises, not…

Researchers Unmask Anonymous Twitter Accounts With 97% Accuracy Using Machine Learning

As many learned for the first time earlier this year when popular outrage forced Facebook and Google to publicly reveal just how much valuable personal data they harvest from their users, tech companies know almost everything about us, including the establishments we frequent, the stuff…

Moped Crime Is Soaring In London

Many European cities including tourist hotspots such as Barcelona, Rome and Paris have become notorious for petty crime, especially pickpocketing. However, as Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes, while London never really gained such a bad reputation among tourists, a new criminal phenomenon is quite literally gaining traction. You…

Son Of ISIS Leader Reported Killed In Suicide Attack

While his father has been declared dead many times, only to miraculously reemerge in defiance of western (and Russian) media reports, Hudhayfah al-Badri, the son of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was recently killed in an “Inghimasi” operation in Homs province while fighting against Russian…

Trump Says Working With Other Motorcycle Companies To Come To US After Harley Move

After a relentless tweetstorm this morning which covered far too many things to be able to summarize here, Trump once again lashed out at Harley Davidson for moving part of its non-US focused production abroad, and said that he was working with other motorcyle companies…

Morgan Stanley: A “Vicious Cycle” Has Emerged And Will Only End When Stocks Dive

While many had considered that Trump’s ever more bitter trade war tirades and rhetoric were just that, at best a negotiating tool as nobody could conceive the US president actively pursuing measures that could potentially threaten the US economy and stock market, over the past…