Monthly Archives: August 2017

When capital loss spreads from owners to lenders

Imagine that your largest equity asset is wiped out and you have no flood insurance.  Now you have nowhere to live and have to restart from scratch paying rent somewhere else. Think you would keep paying your mortgage on the … Continue reading

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Denmark sees the future: selling oil interests to expand renewable energies

This is what Saudi Arabia is planning to do with its Aramco IPO as well:  raise cash to fund the development of more efficient and diverse, renewable energy resources.  Et tu Canada?  See:  Sale of oil assets fueling Denmark’s transition … Continue reading

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“Atomic bomb” CDO’s back in demand

Proof-positive that when we don’t eradicate an invasive species it spreads.  In this case risk-selling financial firms fueled by central bank ‘liquidity’, cross-selling-friendly regulations, and taxpayer insured hubris, are happily extracting billions from risk-blind, yield-desperate, indiscriminate buyers. See:  In a … Continue reading

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Energy smarts: waste less, need less

Waste less, need less goes for everything, and with 7 billion people+ on earth, it’s the slogan for our times. Short video of @MZJacobson outlining how 139 countries can get to 100% #renewable by 2050. #solar water wind pic.twitter.com/TTFLKWonKs — … Continue reading

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Danielle on This Week in Money

Danielle was a guest with Jim Goddard on This Week in Money, talking about recent developments in the world economy and markets.  You can listen to an audio clip of the segment here. Further to our discussion about laws racing … Continue reading

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Revulsion for banking conglomerates generational, for good reason

In the 1960’s and 70’s my depression-era grandparents helped raise me. Because of their life experiences in the 1920’s and 30’s they had developed a healthy distrust and aversion to the “God damn bankers” as my grandpa used to say. … Continue reading

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