The nation could pretend to be able to borrow more, since it can supposedly “create” money (loan it into existence, print it, add keystrokes to computer records), but eventually those tricks fail, too.

Either the “non-performing” loans (loans not being paid off) cause money to disappear, or the authorities “create” so much new money from thin air (money not associated with real things of value like land, food, manufactured goods) that the “money” loses its mojo as a medium of exchange (for real things), as a store of value (over time), and as a reliable index of pricing — which is to say the functions of money.

Yu (Eds.), Ethical dilemmas in public policy: The dynamics of social values in the east-west context of Hong Kong (pp. I identify three features which are often involved in the activity of compensated dating. If the trade of compensated dating involves an exchange of money for sex, then people may rightly question the moral permissibility of this practice.

We are never again going to generate the kinds and volumes of “growth” associated with techno-industrial expansion.

That growth came out of energy flows, mainly fossil fuels, that paid for themselves and furnished a surplus for doing other useful things. Shale oil, for instance, doesn’t pay for itself and the companies engaged in it will eventually run out of accounting hocus-pocus for pretending that it does, and they will go out of business.

Websites, blogs, forums, instant messaging and social networking sites have provided open and free social places in cyberspace, and it is very easy and common to make new friends online.

However, predators and criminals use these very same methods to identify and target potential victims.

Secondarily, they do it to protect their jobs and reputations — which they will lose anyway as collapse proceeds and their record of feckless dishonesty reveals itself naturally.

The underlying issue is the scale of human activity in our time.

Becoming a “sugar daddy” to a female member was also an option.

The trouble, of course, is that even after the Deep State (a.k.a.

Many times such risky encounters have resulted in criminal intimidation, physical and sexual assault, rape, robbery and in one unfortunate case murder of the girl concerned.

A total of 23 people were arrested in the police operation over the weekend, including a man surnamed Fung, who is believed to be the mastermind of the syndicate, six women and two men who worked for him, and nine men and five women who participated in the “compensated dating” scheme, Sing Tao Daily reports, citing police officers at a media briefing on Sunday.

That goes for government programs, military adventures, corporate enterprise, education, transportation, health care, agriculture, urban design, basically everything.