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The Origins and Implications of the Scottish Referendum

By George Friedman, Stratfor, The idea of Scottish independence has moved from the implausible to the very possible. Whether or not [...]

These 8 European separatist groups are totally inspired by Scotland right now

By Paul Ames, Global Post, OIARTZUN, Spain — The surge in support for Scotland’s independence ahead of the Sept. 18 [...]

Scarce Cemetery Space Creates Prices to Die For: Cities

By Flavia Krause-Jackson Even in death, you can’t escape the property bubble. From New York to London, growing populations are [...]

East Prussia

The recent development of the events in the former Soviet Union (FSU) brought more attention to the tendencies of aspiration [...]

France’s Low-Cost “Castle Region”

By Colleen Mariotti, International Living, Every day in my travel research I come across the terms “hidden gem,” “off the [...]

Companies That Control the World’s Food

By Alexander E.M. Hess, 247WallSt, The agriculture and food production industry employed more than one billion people as of last year, [...]

Eurozone on Edge of a knife! – Countdown to Crisis? Yes or No?

By: Ty_Andros Europe is caught in the cross hairs of the exports of deflation from Japan and China. Delighted by the support [...]

Europe’s Malaise: The New Normal?

By George Friedman, Stratfor, Russia and Ukraine continue to confront each other along their border. Iraq has splintered, leading to [...]

These maps show from where the US and the EU import all their fuel

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, Using data from the World Trade Organization we created these maps to show which foreign [...]

Happy Workers, Richer Companies?

By Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, There is a free lunch in economics, after all. Companies with perks like complimentary meals clearly [...]

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