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Rare Rides: The 1988 Merkur Scorpio, a Luxury Liftback for Nobody

<img data-attachment-id="1697448" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1.jpg" data-orig-size="640,480" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1988 Merkur Scorpio" data-image-description=" http://classiccardb.com/other-makes/121926-rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1697448 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1.jpg 640w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides broached the subject of Merkur in the past with a very clean XR4Ti. Today we have a look […]

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Ethnic Rifts in Bolivia Burst Into View With Fall of Evo Morales

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — In the days since the ouster of Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first Indigenous president, deep ethnic tensions that have long divided the country have erupted, complicating efforts to move Bolivia out of political crisis. Mr. Morales, a champion of the Indigenous, has now been replaced by an acting president of European descent, and […]

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Subzero Interest Rates Are Luring Insurers to Risk

MUNICH — It was a crisp fall morning, and Tom Wilson was contemplating the latest sign that the world of finance had turned upside down. Greece had just sold bonds with a negative interest rate. It was the most recent example of how policies that revived growth after the last financial crisis have forced investors […]

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Germany Narrowly Avoids Recession as Trade Tensions Ease

The German economy unexpectedly rebounded in the third quarter as the trade war between America and China lost some of its intensity, assuaging fears of a recession that could drag down the rest of the eurozone. Gross domestic product in Europe’s largest economy grew 0.1 percent compared to the second quarter, when output had fallen […]

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6 predictions on where European tech is headed in 2020, according to experts

2020 is set to be a defining year for European tech. While startups and scaleups have been supported over the years through a number of EU-based programs, newly elected European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has made achieving technological sovereignty a rallying cry for more globally competitive European tech brands.  This shift is heating […]

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Rare Rides: The Very Rare 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR

<img data-attachment-id="1696174" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.jpg" data-orig-size="533,400" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS" data-image-description=" https://www.lamborghinihouston.com/used-Houston-1981-Porsche-924+Carrera+GTR-1+of+17-0WP0ZZZ932BS72010?fbclid=IwAR2zAJL94cjg02i_X3bn_lMMQJmyfa0hc38ScARO11-ZPjdBkJTJUkGEPyQ ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1696174″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.jpg” alt width=”590″ height=”443″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.jpg 533w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 590px) 100vw, 590px”> TTAC’s own Sajeev Mehta gets the credit for discovering today’s Rare Ride. It’s the most special version of the Porsche 924, […]

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The Economics of Neutrality in World War II

By Eric Golson, Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Economics, University of Surrey. Originally published at VoxEU Neutrality has long been viewed as impartiality in war. This column, part of the Vox debate on World War II, asserts that neutral states in the war were realist in approaching their defence to ensure their survival. Neutrals such […]

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Trump May Punt on Auto Tariffs as European Carmakers Propose Plan

FRANKFURT — The Trump administration, in a move that could forestall potentially devastating tariffs on foreign automobiles, is in discussions with European carmakers about increasing their investment and employment in the United States. The talks come ahead of a Wednesday deadline for President Trump to decide whether to make good on his threat to impose […]

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30 Years After the Berlin Wall Came Down, East and West Germany Are Still Divided

Yves here. This picture of Germany is disheartening but familiar. Look at the gap between the Deep South and the rest of the US, and more recently, “flyover” and coastal cities. By Nathan Stoltzfus, Dorothy and Jonathan Rintels Professor of Holocaust Studies, Florida State University. Originally published at The Conversation Thirty years ago, on November […]

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Big Business Is Overcharging You

When Thomas Philippon moved to Boston from his native France 20 years ago, he was a graduate student on a budget, and he was happy to discover how cheap American telephone use was. In those days of dial-up internet connections, going online involved long local phone calls that could cost more than $10 apiece in […]

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How Did a Virus From the Atlantic Infect Mammals in the Pacific?

Sea otters and seals in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Alaska, are infected with a virus that once was seen only in animals in the Atlantic. A new study suggests that melting ice in the Arctic may be to blame — and that climate change may help spread the disease to new areas […]

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Europeans Bewildered as Trump Stomps Off

MILAN — Now it’s impeachment. To many of the world’s ordinary citizens, not well versed in American constitutional procedures, it means one thing only: Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States, is accused of serious foul play. Pressuring the Ukrainian president to dig up dirt on a political rival’s son? Unbelievable. Is the impeachment […]

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Centrists, Progressives and Europhobia

Will the Democratic presidential nomination go to a centrist or a progressive? Which choice would give the party the best chance in next year’s election? Honestly, I have no idea. One thing I can say, however, is that neither centrism nor progressivism is what it used to be. There was a time when arguments between […]

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The Five Best Countries To Travel To, According To The World Economic Forum

With a new year approaching, it’s time to put some thought into what parts of the world you want to experience in 2020. What do you crave? Parties? Islands? Festivals? Clearly, with so many great options out there, deciding where to go can prove challenging. Luckily, if you’re really into making decisions based on data […]

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The Stormy Birth of “Europe”

By Joseph Halevi, Faculty, International University College of Turin and Retired Faculty, University of Sydneythe Institute of New Economic Thinking website These three INET Working Papers analyze the gradual emergence of the European Union and its monetary systems through early years of the introduction of the Euro. Their point of departure is the crucial role […]

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Eastern Europe’s Populist Scam

What is galling is how openly Prime Minister Viktor Orban does it, blaming the European Union for every imagined indignity or interference in Hungary’s affairs, while milking billions from Brussels to enrich his cronies and prop up his illiberal rule. He is not alone, as a Times investigation of the bloc’s lavish farm subsidies demonstrates […]

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How Einstein Became the First Science Superstar

Early in 1919, two teams of British astronomers embarked on a journey to the far reaches of the planet to observe a solar eclipse. Nearly eight months later, on Nov. 6, 1919, the teams presented their findings before a packed audience of scientists in London. Their announcement changed forever how humans view the universe. The […]

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German Finance Minister Pumps for EU-Wide Deposit “Reinsurance” But Expected Details Mean Lots of Gaps Likely

The lead story in the Financial Times tonight is that Germany’s finance minister Olaf Scholz is pushing for an EU-wide deposit scheme…of sorts. Even though Scholz’s plan appears to be more modest than the headlines indicate, even a halting move towards EU-level fiscal commitments would be a significant departure from Germany’s traditional stance of barring […]

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