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Negative Debt Pile Swells By $1 Trillion as Trade Clouds Gather

Bond investors are looking pretty pessimistic on growth. As the U.S. and China move closer to a trade war and the European Central Bank prolongs stimulative rates, traders are piling into the safety of government debt and enlarging the stock of bonds with below-zero yields. In just six days through — Read on finance.yahoo.com/news/negative-debt-pile-swells-1-121743703.html

Vertical Farm Startup Bowery Is Building World’s Techiest Indoor Farm | Fortune

Vertical farm startup Bowery is building the world’s most technologically sophisticated indoor farm, which will open later this year. — Read on fortune.com/2018/02/28/bowery-indoor-farm-technology/

‘It’s just chaos’: Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller warns that an ‘economic crisis’ is brewing

Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Schiller suggests that the next economic crises may have been triggered by President Trump’s recent tariffs on Chinese products. Interestingly, he points out that the catalyst will be much less from the actual tariffs, than from the insecurity and hesitancy businesses develop when faced with a potential trade war. www.businessinsider.com/nobel-prize-winning-economist-robert-shiller-economic-crisis-trade-war-2018-3

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 […]

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

65 Best Tiny Houses 2017 – Small House Pictures & Plans

Check out these tiny, inexpensive, energy-efficient homes you can retire comfortably in. With stock prices at all time highs, maybe it’s time to take a little money off the table and invest in a roof over your head. Source: 65 Best Tiny Houses 2017 – Small House Pictures & Plans

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 […]