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Evening Reads: Russia’s “Truce”
As you’ve probably heard, Russia has ignored past peace measures with Ukraine. Russian forces still linger in Ukraine, and Ukraine is not taking it kindly. Neither is the West. Putin began feeling pressure from the US, Germany, and France* (it’s France…) who demand that Russia pull their forces from Ukraine. Not to mention Russia’s economy is getting killed by oil prices. Today, Germany and France met with Putin. For 17 hours. They came to an “agreement”. Whether that actually means something remains to be seen, given Putin’s history. Read more Via WSJ.
With Russia’s economy teetering, how can they possibly recover back to Mommy Russia? Maybe by switching to the Gold standard. Crazy idea, but this zerohedge article highlights why it may just work. Via ZH
As the dollar strengthens, many are worried about a stock market bubble. It is a concern, but is it legit? This article shows both sides of the story. Via Marketwatch
Another Marketwatch article discusses different countries retirement plans, and proposals. (Click on the linking articles, also very good). Where do you think the United States ranks among other countries for retirement security? Here’s the top 20 (from article):
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Czech Republic
- United States
Yeah not doing so hot. What concerns me the most is that France is doing better with their retirement system. It’s France. There’s your wake-up call Congress…
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