Car Manufacturing – Mitsubishi shifts Renault-Nissan towards global No. 1 spot

  PARIS — With the addition of Mitsubishi Motors, the Renault-Nissan alliance is closing in on the level of 10 million vehicles sold per year as automakers vie for the title of biggest manufacturer. Carlos Ghosn, who engineered the turnaround of Nissan which he has managed along with Renault since 2005, insists that while the … Continue reading Car Manufacturing – Mitsubishi shifts Renault-Nissan towards global No. 1 spot

The Butterfly Effect: What Macro Factors Should Matter to Commercial Real Estate Investors

When MIT meteorology professor Edward Lorenz coined the term “butterfly effect” in 1961, little did he know it would become a popular metaphor for small events that cause major shifts in everything from pop culture to the global economy. Lorenz’s famous study concluded that even the flapping of a single butterfly’s wings on one side … Continue reading The Butterfly Effect: What Macro Factors Should Matter to Commercial Real Estate Investors

US Attack on Deutsche Bank ‘Attempt to Destabilize Global Financial System’

“All of this, in my opinion, has been caused by the policy of global destabilization being pursued by the US. The US is facing huge internal problems: its national debt is heading toward $20 trillion. 60 million Americans live on food stamps. Its infrastructure is forfeited. Its population more and more hates the country’s political establishment,” Wolff said. Besides, he added, … Continue reading US Attack on Deutsche Bank ‘Attempt to Destabilize Global Financial System’

Corporate terror

  A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment. Part one of a BuzzFeed News investigation — read the whole series here. Chris Hamby BuzzFeed News Reporter Imagine a private, global super court that empowers corporations to bend countries to their will. … Continue reading Corporate terror

Reality of the “Trickle Down” (false) economy

  by Charles Hugh Smith We're ceaselessly told/sold that the U.S. economy is doing phenomenally well in our current slow-growth world — generating record corporate profits, record highs in the S&P 500 stock index, and historically low unemployment (4.9% in July 2016). While GDP growth is somewhat lackluster by historical standards—less than 2% in 2016—it's … Continue reading Reality of the “Trickle Down” (false) economy