Is there a relationship between our gut bacteria and our BMI? According to neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt in her new book, “Why Diets Make Us Fat,” she suggests that scientists are finding evidence of a complex relationship that can impact our bodies in a wide variety of ways. Source: Can your biome make you fat?
Over the past year, much of the growing buzz in finance circles concerning the explosive growth of cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin in particular, has focused on the question of whether they are fairly-priced, revolutionary digital assets or simply newfangled speculative bubbles. Recently, many are asking if the bubble-like characteristics of cryptocurrencies result less from speculative manipulation […]
Take a look at the above chart and marvel at what ten years of unprecedented money printing can do for an asset market like the S&P 500. The current exponential curve from 2008 makes the previous two market peaks look like molehills next to a mountain. Chris Martenson, founder of Peak Prosperity, takes us back […]
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, […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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?
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