DONALD J. TRUMP: WOMAN MOTIVATOR

Hillary Clinton’s defeat could prove unexpectedly beneficial for women: The election of Donald Trump delivered a crushing blow to US women’s rights activists hoping to elect the first female president. But Hillary Clinton’s failure to shatter the metaphorical glass ceiling was not collective.  In fact, Mr Trump’s victory has appeared to energise a new group […]

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ECONOMICS PROBLEM

Highly educated, economists know too much about too little: What unites the great economists, and many other good ones, is a broad education and outlook. This gives them access to many different ways of understanding the economy. The giants of earlier generations knew a lot of things besides economics. Keynes graduated in mathematics, but was […]

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TWITTERGEDDON

Trump’s tweeting of his intention to “greatly strengthen and expand” America’s “nuclear capability” worries a disarmament expert: Jeffrey Lewis, a nuclear non-proliferation expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, points out that in peacetime, any belligerent Trump tweet about nuclear weapons might not appear as alarming, simply because “confirmation bias” might lead key actors not to […]

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A WHAT SMASHED YOUR CAR?

A wayward 200 kg marine mammal gets lost and seeks a lift: A massive Australian fur seal that turned up on a suburban street in Tasmania, 50 kilometres from the ocean, and sat on a parked car is on its way back to the wild. The uncooperative car owner called in Parks and Wildlife officers who tranquillised […]

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DUMB LUCK

A West Australian woman’s enjoyment of Christmas has greatly improved after winning $100,000 on a $20 Scratch’n’Win instant lottery ticket: “It just happened to go to someone in debt up to their eyeballs.”

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