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Flash from the past to start the day

Hat tip to John Hussman for this November 1929 Business Week quote to start another day in our own crazy market cycle.  At the time of this writing, markets were 2 weeks into a two year long 80% fall in … Continue reading

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McCain: Senate not subordinate to President, important check on executive powers

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) took the Senate floor this afternoon to remind its members of their somber duty to upload the American Constitution and their critical role as checks and balances on the executive branch. Adult talk so little heard … Continue reading

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Smart: Mercedes pulls out of DTM race series to focus on Formula E

Pennies are dropping every week now, that the future of transport is electric.  It’s smart to embrace the opportunity and enormous full-cost savings this will bring to households, businesses and governments.  Kicking fossil fuels is about improving our health and … Continue reading

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Deeply flawed economic models need to change

Good discussion here on economic reality. One caveat: when asset managers speak of moving capital from Europe and China to US stocks and ‘more conservative’ sectors as defensive in bear markets, they mean they hope and expect that US equities … Continue reading

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Exchanges and fundcos still selling investor trust to trading Piranhas

An update on our broken markets… Brad Katsuyama, CEO of IEX, the company that was the focus of Michael Lewis’s best-selling book “Flash Boys,” talks to MarketWatch about the overlooked dangers to investors that U.S. stock exchanges pose. Here is … Continue reading

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Smarter resource management with urban farming

Sick care costs are already absorbing an impossible (and rising) level of our limited resources.  Restoring balanced budgets requires a major behavioral shift in the food we are consuming.  Right now junk is cheaper than fresh, and the lost productivity, … Continue reading

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