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How to Start Your Own Little Free Library in 6 Easy Steps

Shareable Magazine - December 28, 2015 - 10:23

Little Free Libraries are simply brilliant. They create a sense of place and connect people while supporting literacy. As Margret Aldrich, author of the Little Free Library Book told Shareable, neighbors started coming over to visit as soon as she put a Little Free Library in her yard.

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Daily Digest 12/28 - The Year Nothing Worked, China's $1T Nuclear Plan

Chris Martenson - December 28, 2015 - 07:39
  • Paris Attacks Could Mean Big Profits For Weapons Companies
  • Russia will start building 2 nuclear reactors in Iran
  • A Bigger Brother
  • Be Prepared!
  • Are U.S. academics who cite WikiLeaks blackballed?
  • The Year Nothing Worked: Stocks, Bonds, Cash Go Nowhere
  • China's $1 Trillion Nuclear Plan
  • How 19 Big-Name Corporations Plan to Make Money Off the Climate Crisis

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Daily Digest 12/27 - Nature's Warning Signal, When Does It Make Sense to Cheat?

Chris Martenson - December 27, 2015 - 10:32
  • The Ungoverned World
  • 58 Facts About The U.S. Economy From 2015 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe
  • When Does It Make Sense to Cheat?
  • A wary start to Syrian refugees’ new life in Kentucky
  • In the late 1970s, Big Oil worried it could be held accountable for rising carbon emissions
  • year of reckoning: Police fatally shoot nearly 1,000
  • Nature's Warning Signal
  • Eight Dead as Tornadoes Strike the Dallas Area

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David Collum: The Next Recession Will Be A Barn-Burner

Chris Martenson - December 26, 2015 - 17:05

For those who enjoyed his encyclopedic 2015: Year In Review, this week we spend an hour with David Collum to ask: After processing through all of that information, what do you think the future is most likely to bring?

Perhaps it comes as little surprise that he sees the global economy headed back down into recession, one that will be deeper and more damaging than the 2008 crisis.

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Daily Digest 12/26 - A Cash-Free Sweden On The Way, What Is The Value Of A Diploma?

Chris Martenson - December 26, 2015 - 10:25
  • Why America Is Moving Left
  • In Sweden, a Cash-Free Future Nears
  • Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health
  • On The 19th Day Of Christmas...
  • Congress’s $1.15 Trillion Spending Bill: Heads They Win, Tails You Lose
  • China says AIIB up and running early in the new year
  • As Graduation Rates Rise, Experts Fear Diplomas Come Up Short
  • As Oil Money Melts, Alaska Mulls First Income Tax in 35 Years

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Daily Digest 12/25 - Good News Friday: Maximizing Year-End Donations, In Defense Of Traditional Toys

Chris Martenson - December 25, 2015 - 08:05
  • Instead Of Christmas
  • 5-Step Checklist for Maximizing Year-End Donations
  • Computer System Will Be An Angel On Your Shoulder, Whispering Advice, Step-By-Step Instruction
  • Traditional Toys May Beat Gadgets in Language Development
  • Type of Electromagnetic Field Therapy Improves Survival for Patients with Brain Tumor
  • Congress Quietly Ends Federal Prohibition On Medical Marijuana
  • Why zero is a better climate target than 2 degrees
  • Making healthy foods the default menu dupes people into eating better

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Off The Cuff: Over Our Skis

Chris Martenson - December 24, 2015 - 14:31

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

  • More & More Bad Data
    • Recent economic metrics are terrible
  • Over Our Skis
    • A return to recession is pretty much baked in the cake for 2016
  • Signs Of A Consumer Slowdown
    • Chris shares some intelligence from Amazon
  • The Big Short
    • A good reminder of the risks we're living under

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Daily Digest 12/24 - Zimbabwe Looks To The Yuan, Forests At Risk

Chris Martenson - December 24, 2015 - 09:56
  • Study finds people transformed how species associated after 300 million years
  • Montreal residents will have to register their fireplaces and wood-burning stoves — or face a $500 fine
  • The Devil's Holiday Letter: 2015 Ignorance, My Poor Dear Americans, Will Not Save You
  • Caught On Tape: U.S. Senator Issues Dire Warning On Unchecked Executive Power
  • Anonymous declares cyber war on Turkey over ‘supporting ISIS’
  • Zimbabwe looks to Chinese yuan as legal tender
  • What Silicon Valley’s Orgy Of Christmas Party Excess Says About America
  • Texas State Gold Depository Will Be a Haven from a Shaky Financial System
  • The Fed’s Rate Hike Hoax: There Is No Short Term Money Market
  • Tim Cook says there isn't a trade-off between security and privacy
  • Large permanent reserves required for effective conservation of old fish
  • Crude Oil And Energy Market: Extreme Readings Suggest A Rally Is Coming
  • Documents reveal Canadian teenager target of GMO lobby
  • California Passes Neighborhood Food Act
  • Forests At Risk

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Was 2015 the Year Big Food Began to Lose Its Sway?

Companies like Coca-Cola and Monsanto were called out for conflicts of interest, leaving many in the public health sector to wonder if next year transparency might become the new normal.
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3 Pieces of Winter Gear that Should Be Part of Your EDC Arsenal

Chris Martenson - December 23, 2015 - 10:40

Three important items to consider for your every day carry during the cold winter months.   

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/3-pieces-winter-gear-should-be-part-your-edc-arsenal

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Daily Digest 12/23 - Sued Over Old Debt, Oil Collapse Sees Venezuela Burning Through Savings

Chris Martenson - December 23, 2015 - 07:51
  • Kremlin says to consider possible counter measures after new round of U.S. sanctions
  • Zimbabwe to adopt Chinese yuan as legal tender in debt write-off
  • Sued Over Old Debt, and Blocked From Suing Back
  • Scranton School District OKs 2016 budget, still searching for $31.2M to avoid default
  • Brazil loan defaults hit 33-month-high as recession deepens
  • Death-Tax Fear Drives Portuguese Families to Pass Firms to Heirs
  • Stopgap budget equals state employee layoffs, lots of them, administration analysis says (Pennsylvania)
  • Nigeria expects 2016 deficit to double as Buhari unveils record budget
  • Alberta's finance minister says low oil price may delay government programs
  • Japan flags inflation target fudge as commodity rout deepens
  • RPT-Italian bank rescue leaves bitter families marooned
  • Chicago Public Schools' credit rating takes yet another hit
  • IRS gains power to revoke tax scofflaws' passports
  • SC pension system faces $11 billion shortfall, report says
  • Distressed loan buyers muddy India's bad debt picture
  • Euro Yields Drift Further From Ratings After $531 Billion of QE
  • This parent trap involves $71 billion of federal education debt
  • India Plans Price Curbs to Stem Chinese Steel Import Deluge
  • Political uprising in Spain shatters illusion of eurozone recovery
  • Osborne Xmas headache: Britain's borrowing INCREASES and debt reaches £1.53TRILLION
  • China’s local govt debt to reach $US2.47T
  • PBOC Injects More Cash as Top Leaders Flag Additional Stimulus
  • Japan govt: stimulus to add 0.6 pct point to GDP over next 3 yrs
  • Oil halts decline as emerging market stocks climb on talk of China stimulus
  • Oil Collapse Sees Venezuela Burning Through Its Savings: Chart
  • U.S. economy set to grow less than 3% for the 10th straight year

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Shareable’s Top 10 Stories of All-Time

Shareable Magazine - December 22, 2015 - 07:36

Way back in 2009, long before the term “sharing economy” was part of everyday conversation, Shareable started covering this movement that aimed to connect people, reduce our environmental impact, put idle goods to use, and challenge the idea that there's no alternative to capitalism as we know it today.

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Daily Digest 12/22 - Uncertainty Looms Over 2016, Obama Plans Summit on Migrant Crisis

Chris Martenson - December 22, 2015 - 07:28
  • Congress earns praise for permanent R&D tax credit, extended solar ITC
  • Uncertainty Looms Over Global Markets In 2016
  • Professor Fekete About Gold And The Debt Society
  • Silver: May the 100 Year Force Be With You
  • Obama Plans Summit on Migrant Crisis
  • Bringing an Extinct Tortoise Species Back to Life
  • The Benefits of Dry-Farming Wine—For the Palate and the Planet
  • The Only Way to Save Your Beloved Bananas Might Be Genetic Engineering

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Story Pod Reimagines Little Free Libraries as Public Space

Shareable Magazine - December 22, 2015 - 07:16

Little Free Libraries take a variety of shapes and forms, with big Little Free Librariestheme Little Free Libraries, and more. But a library pod? That’s a new one.

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5 Marketplace Ideas With High Impact Potential

Shareable Magazine - December 21, 2015 - 11:20

Have you ever thought about starting a sharing or used goods marketplace? Well, there hasn't been a better time to start than now. Awareness of the benefits of sharing and re-use is growing daily. And now there are turnkey solutions that make it easy to create almost any type of marketplace, from renting surfboards and storage space to selling used engagement rings.

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Daily Digest 12/21 - Times Are Changing In Spain, Fukushima Cover-Up Exposed

Chris Martenson - December 21, 2015 - 08:11
  • Democrats embrace modern America as Republicans reject it
  • Peter Schiff: Mission Accomplished
  • Sell The Bonds, Sell The Stocks, Sell The House — Dread The Fed!
  • Why Gold Is Going Down, In Two Words
  • The Fed Just Killed This Sector
  • Times are changing in Spain
  • Clinical Genetics Has a Big Problem That's Affecting People's Lives
  • Huge Fukushima Cover-Up Exposed, Government Scientists In Meltdown

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Responsible Sharing Economy Accelerator Begins in Barcelona

Shareable Magazine - December 21, 2015 - 07:02

Daniel Epstein of the Unreasonable Institute at Impact Hub Barcelona. Credit: U.S. Consulate General Barcelona 

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Dan Amerman: Financial Repression & The New Interest Rate Hike

Chris Martenson - December 20, 2015 - 13:44

Financial repression authority Daniel Amerman returns this week to discuss the ramifications of the Federal Reserve's first interest rate hike in nearly a decade.

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Help Power the Sharing Movement

Shareable Magazine - December 20, 2015 - 13:33

Photo: GotCredit

Dear Shareable readers,

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