This country is long overdue for a serious national conversation on the treatment of mental illness. Robin Williams' suicide is just the tip of the iceberg.
In 2010, economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff (know in the econ trade as "R & R") released a paper, "Growth in a Time of Debt."
The campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement is picking up steam. TPP FTA is aimed at a tariff-free pacific rim, backed up by an extreme intellectual property rights protection agenda.