These 9 Charts Explain The Global Economic Slowdown — And Why Central Banks Can’t Fix It

John Mauldin asserts that GDP growth has only two basic components: growth in productivity and growth in the workforce size. You can grow an economy by increasing the working-age population or by increasing productivity; it can’t be done with central bank magic fairy dust…. Source: These 9 Charts Explain The Global Economic Slowdown — And Why Central Banks Can’t Fix […]

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The seeds of the next housing crisis have already been planted

We’re seeing the same telltale signs that we did a decade ago, writes Michael Brush in a recent MarketWatch article.  Does that mean we have planted the seeds for the next housing crash?  Read on and decide if you agree or not.

Source: The seeds of the next housing crisis have already been planted – MarketWatch

It’s Do or Die for the Bulls

Watch the video, “It’s Do or Die for the Bulls” on Yahoo Finance. The Bank of Japan just shocked the markets. Investors around the world were hoping for more stimulus. Instead, they got the worst news possible: ‘helicopter money’ is illegal in Japan. Source: Right now, it’s do or die for the bulls | Watch the […]

“Mr. Fuller, Why would you build a round house?”

Round homes were the preferred choice of our ancient ancestors. Could they be making a comeback as we become more conscientious about efficiencies? Source: “Mr. Fuller, Why would you build a round house?” : TreeHugger

Bill Bonner preparing for next recession

One economist laments on the historically high US debt bubbles and says he’s preparing for the next recession…by stocking up on cattle, wine, and vegetables. Source: Bill Bonner preparing for next recession – Business Insider

The Housing Supply Problem

  US housing supply can’t keep up with accelerating demand, which forces home prices and rents up. The article suggests that this imbalance could potentially wake the sleeping inflation dragon and force the Fed to raise rates more frequently and aggressively than expected. Source: Housing market supply problem – Business Insider

Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors. Source: Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics

Zappos’ multimillionaire CEO explains why he lives in a trailer park with his two pet llamas – Yahoo Finance

  Zappos’ Founder,Tony Hsieh, moved from a luxury penthouse to a 240 square-foot trailer in a Las Vegas trailer park…intentionally…and has been happy ever since.  Read the article to find out why. Source: Zappos’ multimillionaire CEO explains why he lives in a trailer park with his two pet llamas – Yahoo Finance

Family Builds Greenhouse Around Entire Home, Saves Big on Heating Bills

This is about a family that lives in a bubble…a house inside a greenhouse to be exact.  What a great idea!  This is a project I’ve fantasized about building for years but I’m happy to say this family has beaten me to it.  With a durable enough greenhouse, the internal living quarters could be anything, even just […]

What a Top Brain Health Expert Eats for Breakfast and Lunch

Nutritional neurologist Dr. David Permultter let Yahoo Health into his kitchen. Spoiler alert: He is not afraid of olive oil! By Max Lugavere, Yahoo Health contributor Filmmaker Max Lugavere is known for his popular vlogs on health science topics ranging from intermittent fasting to the microbiome. Source: What a Top Brain Health Expert Eats for […]