Land Speculation

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation COPYRIGHT 2006 Thomson Gale British North America appeared to its colonizers as a land of boundlessly rich natural resources, unworked and thereby unclaimed by its Native American inhabitants. Thus, even before the end of the Revolutionary War (1775–1783), to an extent unknown in Europe, land became a commodity to be granted, traded, bought, and sold, and land speculation became an outlet for Americans' drive for self- and community improvement. While land speculation was at first the province of highly placed elites, the Revolution marked a major disjuncture, with social uncertainty providing an opportunity for new men to make—and lose—quick fortunes through land trading.

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Mohs / Speculative Science

Speculative Science: Stories in which there is no "big lie" — the science of the tale is (or was) genuine speculative science or engineering, and the goal of the author to make as few errors with respect to known fact as possible. Examples Anime and Manga Ghost in the Shellis for the most part completely plausible, although some of its elements are not so much impossible as Awesome, but Impractical (eg. Spider Tanks, sentient AIs developing self-awareness, etc. ). Others (cloaking devices, full-body prostheses, Brain Uploading) are so realistically presented as to be almost frightening.

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Speculative-Grade Bonds (Junk Bonds)

The term speculative-grade bond is used to describe securities deemed to not be of investment quality by a credit rating agency.   Since the risk of default is higher with speculative grade bonds, investors will demand they pay a higher rate of interest too. Explanation The three credit rating agencies (Moody's, Standard and Poor's, and Fitch Ratings) examine the financial outlooks of corporations, and assign a credit rating to their debt.   Generally, these ratings range from high quality debt (AAA/aaa) through what are considered extremely speculative bonds (C/CCC/Ca).

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The Speculative Dread of “Black Mirror”

The TV show’s techno-dystopian “what if”s have proved remarkably prescient. Credit Illustration by Malika Favre In 1999, at the age of twenty-eight, Charlie Brooker, the British satirist who is now a television auteur, was at a low ebb. He’d spent most of his twenties freelancing forPC Zone,a little-read gaming magazine, where he was able to indulge his obscene and misanthropic sense of humor. Among other items, he contributed a regular comic strip about video-game culture, “Cybertwats,” and a back-page column, “Sick Notes,” in which he would solicit hate mail from subscribers and respond in kind.

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Dept. of Speculation

4. 5! I want to review this book for a number of reasons, partly because it's so small and slight that I fear readers will ignore it. But, like Thomas Paine's Common Sense, its resemblance to a modest pamphlet belies the size of its punch. This book is an excellent character study and an example of what greatness can be achieved when an author trusts her reader and thus avoids the sin of overwriting. These days, many movies seem longer and sloppier and less craftily edited to me. Likewise, it seem4. 5! I want to review this book for a number of reasons, partly because it's so small and slight that I fear readers will ignore it.

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A speculator is a person who trades derivatives, commodities, bonds, equities or currencies with a higher than average risk in return for a higher-than-average profit potential. Speculators take large risks, especially with respect to anticipating future price movements, in the hope of making quick, large gains. Speculators are typically sophisticated risk-taking investors with expertise in the markets in which they are trading; they usually use highly leveraged investments, such as futures and options. BREAKING DOWN 'Speculator' These investors are call speculators due to their tendency to attempt to predict price changes in more volatile sections of the markets, believing, or speculating, that a high profit will occur even if market indicators may suggest otherwise.

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How Bernie Sanders' Wall Street Tax Would Work

Bernie Sanders told supporters after winning the New Hampshire primary, "The American people bailed out Wall Street; now it's Wall Street's time to help the middle class. " J. David Ake/AP As Bernie Sanders sees it, Wall Street got a big boost when U. S. taxpayers bailed out some of the largest financial institutions in 2008. Now it's time for Wall Street to return the favor. Sanders has proposed something he calls a speculation tax, a small levy on every stock, bond or derivative sold in the United States. The revenue would go toward free tuition at public colleges and universities and would also be used to pare down student debt and pay for work-study programs, as well as other programs, Sanders says.

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Speculative Biology

Speculative biology, or speculative evolution, is a term that refers to a very hypothetical field of science that makes predictions and hypotheses on the evolution of life in a wide variety of scenarios and is also a form of fiction to an extent. It uses scientific principles and laws and applies them to a "what if" question (for instance: "What if Homo sapiens never evolved?"). Since one cannot make a definite prediction of what would happen as a result of any "what if" questions, this topic uses a great amount of fiction and creativity to create a speculative world.

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Strangefolk | The House List

September 7th, 2016 Frontman Reid Genauer, previously of Strangefolk, formed Assembly of Dust in 2002 while still studying for his MBA at Cornell University. The self-titled debut album (stream it below) was essentially a solo effort but Genauer (vocals and guitar) wanted a bigger sound to play the music live. Now rounded out by Adam Terrell (guitar and vocals), Dave Diamond (drums), John Leccesse (bass and vocals) and Jason Crosby (keys, fiddle and vocals), the R&B- and blues-based rockers have earned comparisons to My Morning Jacket, Little Feat and Wilco.

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Pure Risk

Pure risk is a category of risk in which loss is the only possible outcome, which is the opposite of speculative risk. There are products that can be purchased to mitigate pure risk, such as home insurance being used to protect homeowners against their homes being destroyed. Other examples of pure risk events include premature death, identity theft and career-ending disabilities. Next Up BREAKING DOWN 'Pure Risk' Society is harmed when pure risk is present and a loss occurs, such as an earthquake that kills hundreds of people. Types of Pure RiskPersonal risks directly affect an individual and may involve losing or reducing income or assets, or gaining expenses.

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