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Was the real Socrates more worldly and amorous than we knew?

Socrates is widely considered to be the founding figure of Western philosophy – a thinker whose ideas, transmitted by the extensive writings of his devoted follower Plato, have shaped thinking for more than 2,000 years. ‘For better or worse,’ wrote the Classical scholar Diskin Clay...

Byron Wien Announces Ten Surprises for 2019

New York, January 3, 2019 – Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman in the Private Wealth Solutions group at Blackstone, today issued his list of Ten Surprises for 2019. This is the 34th year Byron has given his views on a number of economic, financial market and...

Stratfor: 2017 Second-Quarter Forecast.

Trade will be at the forefront of many leaders’ minds this quarter as a new U.S. administration settles into the White House. Though U.S. President Donald Trump continues to be bogged down by congressional battles and allegations of inappropriate ties to Russia, his team will...

Stratfor: The Hunt for Russia’s Next Enemy.

By Ksenia Semenova Alexander III, the conservative Russian emperor who ruled from 1881 to 1894, once famously remarked to his ministers that Russia has only two allies: its army and its navy. “The others,” he said, “will go against us at the first opportunity.” Russian...

Byron Wien: His Ten Surprises for 2017

Byron Wien: His Ten Surprises for 2017 New York, NY, January 3, 2017. Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman of Multi-Asset Investing at Blackstone, today issued his list of Ten Surprises for 2017. This is the 32nd year Byron has given his views on a number of economic, financial market and political surprises for...

Chart of the Day – Real corporate earnings at 2008 levels.

Chart of the Day – Real corporate earnings at 2008 levels. With Q3 earnings largely in the books (97% of S&P 500 firms have reported), today’s chart provides some long-term perspective on the current earnings environment by focusing on 12-month, as reported S&P 500 earnings. Today’s chart illustrates the dramatic nature of the earnings plunge during...

Generación Tesla y abismo demográfico.

Generación Tesla y abismo demográfico. Como es sabido por todos, nuestra clase política está empeñada en querer regenerar, en dar nueva vida, a esta mala forma de gobierno que a ellos les va muy bien, pero cuyos efectos a los españoles les supone un drama cotidiano que ha terminado dañando...

Stratfor: A Preview of the Brexit Battle.

An announcement Thursday by Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel of a compromise on the free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada revived hopes that ratification of the deal will go through. The bloc’s final approval of the deal was derailed by the regional...

Stratfor: Who Will Exit the EU Next?

Stratfor: Who Will Exit the EU Next? By Adriano Bosoni The European Union’s future has been up for debate since the Continent’s economic crisis began nearly a decade ago. But questions about the bloc’s path have multiplied in recent years as Greece came close to quitting the eurozone and the United Kingdom...

USA gasoline prices.

USA gasoline prices. Today’s chart provides some long-term perspective in regards to gasoline prices by presenting the inflation-adjusted US price of one gallon of gasoline since 1980. There are a few points of interest. For one, geopolitical crises are often associated with major swings in the price of...