Wealthy Elite Beg Republicans For Higher Taxes?

Since when do people complain about not paying enough taxes? Since a group of about 400 wealthy corporate executives and professionals found solidarity in concluding that wealth inequality in the country has been stretched to the limits and that any further advantages bestowed upon them through Trump’s Tax plan would only exacerbate the problem. Instead, […]

ROBERT REICH: HELLO TRUMP TAX CUTS, GOODBYE MEDICARE, MEDICAID, SOCIAL SECURITY. . . .

What I recall from my economics studies so many years ago at college is that cutting expenses and increasing revenue are important for keeping a business, or government for that matter, in business. It seems that the Trump administration at least understands part of the equation with proposed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, and reduced […]

Ray Dalio Suggests US Now Has Two Distinct Economies

Forget the old fashioned idea of upperclass, middle-class and lower-class, Ray Dalio, founder of world renowned hedge fund Bridgewater, suggests that the Fed should act as if there are two distinct economies, the upper 40% of the population and the bottom 60%. See full story: http://www.businessinsider.com/ray-dalio-warns-of-struggles-for-bottom-half-of-us-economy-2017-10

Economic Inequality: The Root of Economic Collapse?

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize winning economist, argues convincingly in his book entitled, The Great Divide, that global economies like that of the US are not innately predestined to collapse at regular intervals. Using examples from both advanced and developing countries, he points out that legislation which limits expansion of the economic inequality gap seems […]

Asia’s Booming Pod Hotel Market

  Capsule hotels, once thought the domain of overworked underpaid Japanese salarymen, have exploded across Asia. Creative designs for small sleeping spaces have attracted a broad spectrum of customers from young creatives to high-end business travelers. Source: Asia’s Booming Pod Hotel Market Projected To Reach $226M — Why Are Travelers Downsizing?

Here’s a creative idea for connecting two tiny houses via a sunroom or old fashioned conservatory.

https://www.treehugger.com/tiny-houses/ohana-two-tiny-houses-connected-sun-room-viva-collectiv.html

Self-driving cars could disrupt the housing industry

Move over young techies and Millennials, granny and gramps are behind the wheel in a potential housing revolution thanks to the benefits of the self-driving car. Source: Self-driving cars could disrupt the housing industry

This Tiny Country Feeds the World

The Netherlands, at only 1/270th the size of the US, is the world’s second largest food exporter by value…behind only the US. How did they do this? It’s all about the efficiency. Source: This Tiny Country Feeds the World

Is Social Connection the Key to a Long and Healthy Life?

According to psychologist Susan Pinker, research indicates that it’s not exercise and diet that most determine longevity, but the number and quality of personal relationships that does. Pinker studied the inhabitants of the island of Sardinia, off the coast of Italy, which boasts six times the number of centenarians as the mainland and ten times […]

Essential Oils For Old Dogs?

Tokyo, Japan: It wasn’t until recently that my knowledge of oils was limited to two types: the black stuff that you put into your car and the clear stuff that you put on your frypan. Yes, I know, I was a typical clueless and uninterested guy. Fortunately, starting about fifteen years ago, my younger sister […]