Current Tech Destroys Newspapers, Future Tech Supports Them

Current Tech Destroys Newspapers, Future Tech Supports Them

There is increased discussion about the imminent end to newspapers, such as the quote by the publisher of the New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger Jr: Asked about his response to the suggestion that the NYT might print its last edition in 2015, Sulzberger said he saw no point in making ...

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The Internet of People

The Internet of People

Since the mass adoption of services such as LinkedIn and Facebook people have increasingly come online using their real names. There has been a shift from representing yourself as angrybear101@aol.com to using your actual identity. This phenomenon is culturally more important. I like to refer to it as the Internet ...

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The Fed is to Blame!

The Fed is to Blame!

For what, you might ask? For the mess the current financial system is in, and the wealth destruction that has ensued. Well, in fact, we all are to blame in some interconnected way, but it is clear to me that actions taken by the Fed a decade ago have been ...

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Investment Landscape - in 10 Soundbites

Investment Landscape - in 10 Soundbites

On Change: Everything is in flux. Everything is a "fad". Nothing is constant. Change comes, so accept it and embrace it. On Capitalism: Capitalism is about efficient allocation of capital. Regulations that get in the way distort capitalism and lead to inefficient allocations, often to the financial supporters of government. ...

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A Tale of Two Depressions - Charts & Analysis by Barry Eichengreen & Kevin O’Rourke

A Tale of Two Depressions - Charts & Analysis by Barry Eichengreen & Kevin O’Rourke

I came across the following charts and had to share them. They are the work of Barry Eichengreen and Kevin O'Rourke, and was published at voxEU.org on June 4th. I suggest that you read their post and view their graphs in a quiet room and give yourself time to take ...

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Inflation, Deflation and Globalization Arbitrage

Inflation, Deflation and Globalization Arbitrage

There is a debate raging amongst economists and market participants about whether the US is about to suffer inflation or deflation. It is an area of great discussion and there is no clear consensus. I think that, as with most areas of this dismal science, people are too short term ...

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