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Protectionism: The Costs and Benefits of Trade Wars

by Daniel Brouse Protectionism is the theory or practice of shielding a country’s domestic industries from foreign competition by restricting imports. There are no known benefits to protectionism. The costs of protectionism include being financially destructive, negatively impacting health and wellness, as well as, causing death. (also see: Trade War! What Is It Good For?) […]

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Trade War! What Is It Good For?

By Daniel Brouse International Economics 101 What do you think of when you hear the term “trade war”? The costs and benefits to society are very similar to traditional warfare. 1) Financial Cost. A war is expensive. In a trade war, huge tariffs are placed on the purchase of imports. A tariff is a sales […]

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Former Employees Sue Microsoft For PTSD

By Daniel Brouse for The Membrane Domain Cybersecurity Two former Microsoft employees have filed a lawsuit against Microsoft claiming PTSD. Their job as part of the security team was to review users content that had been flagged by automated software. For instance, pictures sent through Hotmail or other Microsoft services that appeared suspicious were then […]

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France Ups Cybersecurity

France said the number of cyber attacks against the defence ministry have doubled each year. 24,000 attacks had been thwarted in 2016. Security services have warded off attacks aimed at “tarnishing the image of the ministry as well as strategic attacks – harassment, surveillance, espionage – and even attempts to disrupt our drone systems,” Defence […]

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U.S. Security-clearances Hacked

by Daniel Brouse for Membrane Domain Cybersecurity In 2014 and 2015, there were two major breaches of U.S. government databases holding personnel records and security-clearance files of at least 22.1 million people, including Social Security numbers and some fingerprints, of not only federal employees and contractors but their families and friends. U.S. officials have privately […]

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Gay Church Vs. Corruption

WEST CHESTER, PA — A microcosm of what is going on globally can be found at the corner’s of Gay and Church Street in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It is the County Seat and has a university within the Borough — a collision of humanity and hypocrisy.  Musicians, and artists of a wide variety, often come […]

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Violation Of The Constitution

WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA — Civil rights violations and hate crimes have been occurring within the borough of West Chester, PA. An existing noise ordinance was used by corrupt cops and a few businesses (Penn’s Table, Malena’s, and Malcolm Johnstone of the West Chester Business Improvement District) to commit crimes of hate. After the civil rights […]

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Disappearing Islands (Climate Change Refugees)

By Daniel Brouse THE MARSHALL ISLANDS — If your home is going underwater, you have no doubt about human induced climate change. This is the case for Bikini islanders. In the 1940’s, Bikini island was used for atomic bomb tests. The United States conducted at least 23 nuclear tests including the Bravo hydrogen bomb (the […]

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The FED (Federal Reserve Bank)

by Daniel Brouse The FED tries to control our spending… and that ain’t easy. It seems to happen around election time — all these wacky posts about the FED. (Luckily, I’ve a degree in international economics for just such an occasion.) If you are posting about the FED, please remember these facts: * The FED […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

by Daniel Brouse The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a free trade agreement being negotiated by twelve countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, United States, Vietnam, Chile, Brunei, Singapore, and New Zealand. The TPP will eliminate over 18,000 taxes, tariffs and other trade barriers. One of the largest benefits of the TPP will be […]

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