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 […]

From Waitress to $2.8 Million Retail Brand

Cheekys founder, Jessica Roberts, started out as waitress and ended up with a $2.8 million fashion brand for country gals. Source: How This Former Outback Steakhouse Waitress Built a $2.8 Million Retail Brand | Inc.com

MARIA Featured as FMG Agency’s Top Teen Talent in Audition Magazine

Tokyo, Japan:  Rising teen actress, MARIA (first from right), was prominently featured on the FMG Talent Agency’s promotion page in Audition Magazine.   Maria recently appeared as the struggling hurdler in Mrs. Green Apple’s music video, “In The Morning.”  The “In The Morning” CD/DVD album, released by Universal Music in late 2016, is available for sale across Japan and […]

‘Requiem For The American Dream’: A Wakeup Call for the Middleclass

In this 2015 interview renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky reveals the ten principles the wealthy ruling elites have used to acquire the bulk of America’s wealth.  The film was quite prescient in predicting many of the symptoms we have been experiencing since the 2016 presidential election through the first month of the Trump administration, but explains that they have been present throughout […]

Artificial intelligence beats humans for the first time in poker | The Japan Times

In a high stakes battle for world dominance, artificial intelligence has finally bested humans in the game thought to be our last hope for supremacy:  poker. Source: Artificial intelligence beats humans for the first time in poker | The Japan Times

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

Trump is enlisting the rich to help the downtrodden

Donald Trump is assembling a team of elites in the service of populism. That could make him the first “populetist” president.  Can he make the “trickle down” theory work this time?  Check out his appointments and decide for yourself. Source: Trump is enlisting the rich to help the downtrodden

What ‘are so many of them doing?’ 95 million not in US labor force

    According to CNBC, Squawk on the Street, the recent US Department of Labor November Employment Report indicates that the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.6%, the lowest level since 2007.  On the surface, this would be encouraging news if it weren’t for the Labor Participation rate which dropped to 62.7% with an estimated […]

Get Ready… Change Is Upon Us | Peak Prosperity

Dear Republican and Democrat friends.  I urge you to take a few minutes to read this article, which may give you fresh perspective on the recent presidential election and what long-term trends have brought us to this point.  Chris Martenson wrote an excellent article on the Peak Prosperity website which suggests that long-term economic policies pursued by […]

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