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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 […]

Agribusiness Goes High-Tech

Silicon Valley is digging around for new startups to grow and is betting the farm that high-tech agribusiness won’t be small potatoes for long.  Big data and AI are being applied in more and more ways to better understand how we can improve agricultural systems around the world. Source: Agribusiness Gets Less Hands-on and More High-Tech […]

Robert Shiller, Nobel recipient in economics, suggests it may be difficult to “make America great again”

Robert Shiller, Nobel recipient in economics, suggests it may be difficult to “make America great again.”  Here is a New York times article detailing his thoughts on this: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/12/upshot/make-america-great-again-isnt-just-about-money-and-power.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_dk_20170112&nl=dealbook&nl_art=5&nlid=3758894&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0&referer=https://t.co/b3qdX0NUNg