Opinion | Economic Trends Aren’t What They Used to Be

Back in 2010 a group of conservative academics, economists and money managers signed an open letter warning that the efforts of the Federal Reserve to support the economy would be dangerously inflationary. But the inflation never came. So four years later Bloomberg reached out to as many of the signatories as they could, to ask what happened.

Not one was willing to admit having been wrong.

I don’t want to be like those guys. So I’m currently spending a fair bit of time trying to understand why my relaxed view of inflation early last year has been refuted by events.

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Secrets revealed during restoration work at San Xavier

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — San Xavier Mission is one of southern Arizona’s top tourist destinations, but it also still functions as a church more than two centuries after it was first built.

That is thanks to constant restoration work on the building.

One of the men helping to restore San Xavier Mission has a personal connection to the project.

“Some of my ancestors might have been up there too. I’m just like wow,” said Jarvis Juan of Means Design & Building Corp. He grew up going to the San Xavier Mission School and attending mass at the Mission.

Now, he’s

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How the English Language Conquered the World

Global Politics and the Power of Language
By Rosemary Salomone

“Every time the question of language surfaces,” the Italian Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci wrote, “in one way or another a series of other problems are coming to the fore,” like “the enlargement of the governing class,” the “relationships between the governing groups and the national–popular mass” and the fight over “cultural hegemony.” Vindicating Gramsci, Rosemary Salomone’s “The Rise of English” explores the language wars being fought all over the world, revealing the political, economic and cultural stakes behind these wars, and showing that so far English

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The Politics of Parole Denial for Robert F. Kennedy’s Killer

Maxwell Taylor Kennedy, one of the nine surviving children of the late Robert F. Kennedy, was at the family compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, with a gaggle of his relatives and siblings last August when the California Board of Parole Hearings unexpectedly recommended the release of the man who assassinated his father, Sirhan Sirhan.

“We were devastated,” Maxwell told me yesterday. “I was shocked, deeply dismayed, emotional.”

For Maxwell and most of his siblings, the weeks that followed were both disorienting and mobilizing. Christopher Kennedy, another of the senator’s surviving sons, also used words such as “stunned,

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Congressman Asks Feds to Honor Three of Portland’s Black History Landmarks

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is asking federal officials to add three landmarks of Portland’s Black community to the National Registry of Historic Places.

“The Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Northeast Portland was the home of one of Oregon’s oldest Black congregations; Dean’s Beauty Salon and Barber Shop in Northeast Portland is the city’s oldest, continuously operating Black-owned business; and the Golden West Hotel in Northwest Portland was the first hotel in the city to accommodate Black patrons,” the congressman wrote in a Jan. 14 letter to U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.

Blumenauer’s request comes on the eve of Martin

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Aranese: Spain’s little-known language – BBC Travel

However, the hiking trail was snowed under when I jumped off the bus. Without snowshoes or cross-country skis, I took the 2km-long tarmacked road instead. Churches rise high above every village in Val d’Aran, and there was one standing tall at the entrance to Bagergue. Constructed in a local Romanesque style that was popular in the Middle Ages, Val d’Aran’s churches were built not only as places of worship, but as castles, watchtowers and fortifications designed to guard the frontier.

Bagergue is home to the highestaltitude cheese shop in Catalonia, where local producers have revived a traditional mountain

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Boris Johnson accused of targeting BBC to save his premiership | Politics

Boris Johnson has been accused of targeting the BBC in a desperate attempt to save his own premiership, as the Labour leader insisted he had broken the law by attending lockdown parties and then lying about it.

A number of Tory MPs are said to be poised to demand Johnson’s resignation amid anger from constituents over allegations of a party culture in Westminster while coronavirus restrictions were in place.

There have been reports that up to 35 of the 54 letters needed to trigger a vote of no confidence are already in, though the actual number is a closely guarded

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Former Central Park Senior Center Funds New Scholarship Endowment | KCII Radio

Former Central Park Senior Center Funds New Scholarship Endowment | KCII Radio – The One to Count On

The Central Park Community Center transfers funds to the Community Foundation of Washington County to establish the Central Park Community Center Scholarship for Washington High School seniors. Left to right: Kenneth Wagner, Central Park Treasurer; Millie Youngquist, CFWC Executive Director; Barb Nelson, Central Park President; Judy Grover, Central Park Board Member.

Washington High School seniors have a new scholarship opportunity this spring upon the establishment of an endowment through the Community

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CCC truck driving program gets boost to help students through scholarship donation | News

MOREHEAD CITY — Students wanting to pursue a truck driver training program at Carteret Community College but wondering if they can afford it will soon be able to get financial aid thanks to a donation from the family of a late commercial truck driver.

Dr. Michelle and Chris Bass of Nashville donated $10,500 to the CCC Foundation on Tuesday to establish the Isaac Blaine Smith Commercial Driver’s License Scholarship Endowment.

Dr. Bass said she wanted to establish the scholarship in memory of her late uncle, Isaac Blaine Smith, who was a truck driver.


“Uncle Blaine was a

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10+ Brands That Embraced the Circular Economy in 2021

Pledges to use more recycled materials are increasingly falling short as the public grows more concerned about the global waste problem and people seek out solutions to lighten their footprints. While many of those solutions still need to scale, a growing number of brands are looking to pave the way toward a circular economy in which nothing becomes waste. From reusable and dissolvable packaging to giving secondhand goods a new life, read on for some of the top circular economy solutions that caught our eyes in 2021.  

(Image courtesy of Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons tests reusable packaging with help

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