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Trump properties not only ones to see wild valuations – pricing real estate isn't straightforward

(THE CONVERSATION) On the lower tip of Manhattan there is a prime piece of real estate, the price of which is somewhat up for debate.
To the owners, the Trump Organization, 40 Wall Street is worth an eye-watering US$735 million, or at least it was in 2015. Others disagree, pointing to an appraisal that year by a real estate firm ... (full story)


Butter, garage doors and SUVs: Why shortages remain common 2½ years into the pandemic

(THE CONVERSATION) Shortages of basic goods still plague the U.S. economy – 2½ years after the pandemic's onset turned global supply chains upside down.
Want a new car? You may have to wait as long as six months, depending on the model you order. Looking for a spicy condiment? Supplies of Sriracha hot sauce have bee ... (full story)


Unrest across Iran continues under state's extreme gender apartheid

(THE CONVERSATION) Unrest continues to erupt across Iran following the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman, who died after being arrested and reportedly beaten by Iran's morality police.
The Iranian force took Mahsa (Zhina) Amini into detention on Sept. 16, 2022, for not wearing her hijab according to the rules.
As ... (full story)


What are tactical nuclear weapons? An international security expert explains

(THE CONVERSATION) Tactical nuclear weapons have burst onto the international stage as Russian President Vladimir Putin, facing battlefield losses in eastern Ukraine, has threatened that Russia will "make use of all weapon systems available to us" if Russia's territorial integrity is threatened. Putin has characterized the ... (full story)


Deep brain stimulation can be life-altering for OCD sufferers when other treatment options fall short

(THE CONVERSATION) Imagine growing up tormented by fears and life-consuming rituals that make no sense to you or those around you. Then imagine the shame of being told by mental health providers that, because you understand that your behaviors are illogical but keep doing them anyway, you must want to stay sick.
One of my patien ... (full story)