This article was originally published on Investors.com. A Missouri jury recently determined that a collections firm improperly sued a Kansas City woman over a $1,000 debt — and rewarded her a staggering $82 million in punitive damages. In Virginia, a Navy...This post was originally published in the Daily Beast. U.S. politics and its voters are often insular and inward looking, but right now the same issues Americans care about are creating a firestorm in other parts of the world. By now, it’s undeniable: America’s...An article in The Economist says it accurately and concisely: “Houston is an oil town.” And recently this oil town has been booming. The article cites two important statistics to support this – “In the decade to 2010, the population of its metro area grew more...Welcome to Yuri vanetik’s Politics blog.