Documenting global economic and environmental decline.

Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warn that rising numbers of children are unable to perform simple tasks such as using building blocks because of overexposure to iPads

- Telegraph

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"Strange times are these when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool." - Plato

"Strange times are these when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool." - Plato

Study: American policy exclusively reflects desires of the rich; citizens' groups largely irrelevant - Boing Boing

- BoingBoing

The Astounding Conspiracy Theories of Wall Street Genius Mark Gorton
Banks fiddled while Rome burned: how to predict the next global financial crisis

Amid signs of another asset bubble, and as memories of the last crisis fade, we might be seeing the beginnings of the next crash

- The Guardian

Russian Jet Passes US Warships

A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.

- Associated Press

We're in a private debt crisis that could lead to the next economic collapse: Richard Vague

- Yahoo Finance

China Property Collapse Has Begun

- Forbes

Occupy was right: capitalism has failed the world

One of the slogans of the 2011 Occupy protests was ‘capitalism isn’t working’. Now, in an epic, groundbreaking new book, French economist Thomas Piketty explains why they’re right

- The Guardian

America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters. President Putin Presumably Not Pleased.

- Motley Fool

Has the NSA Been Using the Heartbleed Bug as an Internet Peephole?

- Wired

AP Interview: US troops may be sent to E Europe

NATO’s top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe now feeling at risk.

- Yahoo News