Daily Archives: December 1, 2016

For-profit-corps and government backed student loans: toxic mix

For a few years I have been warning that higher education costs have escalated uncontrollably as wages for the masses have flat lined. As with autos and housing, the stop gap that enabled prices to vault well beyond income and … Continue reading

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SEC: exchanges liable to pensions for selling order flow to HFT front-runners

One small step for sanity, the rule of law and accountability: the SEC has told an important court that exchanges should not be exempt from investor lawsuits that allege that the exchanges privileged High Frequency Trading firms (HFT). Thanks to … Continue reading

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Bill Nye: our opportunity to be the ‘greatest’ generation through energy innovation

Bill Nye, chief executive officer at The Planetary Society, discusses climate change, technology’s role in the U.S. economy, and the convergence of science in politics in the policies of President-elect Donald Trump.  Here is a direct video link. Here is … Continue reading

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A real sweet ride: electric motorbikes

The Johammer J1 is hardly the first electric motorbike on the market, but it’s got to be one of the most distinctive. Packed with loads of tech and plenty of stamina, it’s not just good looks. Bloomberg’s Pete Norman put … Continue reading

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Subprime auto lending coming back to cost economy

It was noted in the 2006-09 credit bust that people would pay their car loan ahead of everything else, because the car allowed them mobility, and if necessary, a place to sleep even if they lost their home or apartment.  … Continue reading

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Oil-phoria bounce on OPEC deal, now what?

OPEC says the persistence of excess supply and weaker global demand growth have prompted its members to agree on production limits in January for the first time since 2008. Non-OPEC producers are not on side as yet.  And history tells … Continue reading

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