Gongol.com Archives: January 2016

Brian Gongol

January 16, 2016

Threats and Hazards Millions of Syrians are at risk of starvation

These people are human beings first, regardless of where they live, what language they speak, or how they look. Once we adopt that stance, we need to empathize: What would we want others to do for us if we were in their shoes?

Threats and Hazards Jewish leaders fear for their fellows' safety in France

Mutual understanding and acceptance across cultures and religions would be ideal, but if we can't have that, we should at least insist on tolerance

Broadcasting Al Jazeera America is shutting down

Al Gore cashed out on Current TV at a good time, it would appear

Health 3D printing gives elementary student a bionic arm

A sterling example of using technology to make lives better

Business and Finance Capacity utilization is falling

This is the kind of wonky bit of economic data that escapes attention from just about anyone -- but it's an important warning signal. If productive capacity isn't being used, the next question is whether inventories are rising. If both are happening, then stuff simply isn't moving through the economy like it might be expected to -- or capacity got over-built, which is also possible in a time of very low interest rates. Signs that corporate earnings may be falling are also unfavorable.

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