Monthly Archives: January 2016

Why “The Big Short” matters

On January 27, the director of “The Big Short”, Adam McKay visited Washington for a screening of the film hosted by Economic Studies at Brookings. After the screening, Adam McKay joined a panel of financial experts and journalists to discuss … Continue reading

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Canada’s real(ty) problem

Like most Canadians, real estate forms a large portion of my family’s balance sheet, so it’s not exciting to acknowledge that prices have run far past reason. But denial is a disastrous investment strategy and no up cycle lasts forever. … Continue reading

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Power war in Nevada

Unlike other progressive changes in many other places, Nevada Public Utilities is on the wrong side of policy and evolution with their short-sighted capitulation to Buffett’s lobby. SolarCity, America’s largest manufacturer and leaser of solar panels, was welcomed into Nevada … Continue reading

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Inevitable steps to energy self-sufficiency

As we mentioned here yesterday, finding ways to go off grid and become energy self-sufficient is a growing passion among thinking people, and for every good reason.   Clean, cheap, sustainable, passive energy is ours for the harnessing. And though traditional … Continue reading

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Time to admit monetary Emperors naked

Day after day, even the most polite company–even those who like to play along with the establishment–are having to admit what is glaringly obvious: the world’s QE Emperors are naked. This piece from the ECRI is the latest: Grand experiments … Continue reading

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Sales and profit trends reveal hideous S&P 500

An aging and indebted world spending less, and a soaring greenback, have taken both boots to multinational sales and earnings trends since 2011. While stock prices always recognize such realities eventually, this cycle central banks have managed to inspire an … Continue reading

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