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Abadi will be Iraq's new Prime Minister: Victory Alliance

Member of Victory Alliance, Nada Shaker Gawdat said on Saturday that current Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is the favorite candidate to assume a second term in office.

Gawdat pointed out that Victory Alliance is close to all political blocs, confirming the existence of understandings between her alliance and Moqtada al-Sadr's Saairun Alliance and Fatah Alliance, which is led by Badr militia's leader Hadi al-Amiri.

She added that conditions set on the next government and its head apply to Haider al-Abadi, noting that he is the only candidate for Victory Alliance.

On Friday, Iraq's High Electoral Commission released the results of the manual recount of parliamentary elections votes.

​Five Gold Standard Notions That Just Aren't True
By Nathan Lewis

I write about monetary and tax policy for the 21st century.
So much trash talk circles around regarding the gold standard -- the basic monetary principle of the Western World until 1971 -- that you have to clear the air once in a while.
This time, I'm inspired by Robert Skidelsky, who, as Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Warwick University, is one of those people who really should know better, especially considering Britain's extraordinary role in these matters since the founding of the Bank of England in 1694.
First, let's establish what a gold standard system is, before discussing what it is not. 

I Feel Like I Have Superpowers When I Follow These 10 Commandments
By James Altucher
When you lie, you split in two. One part of you is the lie, the other part is the truth.
It’s hard enough for me to live one life, let alone two.
Honesty is the key to being the hero of your story.