The models we use for decision making determine the outcomes we experience. So, if our models are faulty or flawed, we make bad decisions and suffer bad outcomes.
Professor, author and deflationist Steve Keen joins us this week to discuss the broken models our central planners are using to chart the future of the world economy.
- EUROPE: 19 economists call on the ECB to make ‘QE for the people’ in a letter to the Financial Times
- Yellen Says Fed Will Increase Rates Slowly
- Survival in Venezuela: The constant struggle of finding Food
- Why so grumpy Australia? Consumers among Asia's gloomiest
- Cinderella's new moral: Be rich or be a pumpkin
- Finally The "Very Serious People" Get It: QE Will "Permanently Impair Living Standards For Generations To Come"
- Blackstone CEO Sees ‘Remarkable’ Opportunities in Slumping Oil
- Critical ocean circulation in Atlantic appears to have slowed
- As the Economy Awakens, Thoughts Turn to Dream Houses
- List of Economic Overhauls Greece Must Flesh Out by Monday
- With London's Affordability Crisis, a New Breed of Activism
- Why putting off retirement savings until you make more money is a big mistake
- Gold & Silver Stocks Will Rise Again
- Guerilla Mosaic Artist Now Filling Chicago Potholes with Flowers
- In New York state, fracking ban fuels secession talk
- March heat shatters records in bone-dry Los Angeles
Matt Scales and Sharon Ede went to Ouishare Fest in Paris last May to present Share N Save, an interactive map of sharing activities in Adelaide, South Australia (SA). While there, Scales, who is Manager for Media, Digital and Brand Delivery at Zero Waste SA, would try to sell or license the platform to other organizations.
Another interesting knot to learn and add to your knot making knowledge.
- These Nine People Gave Up the Middle-Class Dream. Was It Worth It?
- China, Greece vow to advance pragmatic cooperation
- Give'em the Old Razzle Dazzle
- Peter Schiff Won't Back Down - 'The Dollar Is Going To Crash, Buy Gold'
- Indonesia seeks major role in Chinese-led infrastructure bank
- The Shut-In Economy
- Metals Markets Set For Another Shock From This Key Producer
- China fishing plan in Antarctica alarms scientists
In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Brian Pretti discuss:
- Pinball Markets
- Volatility & unpredictability is on the rise
- Lack Of Liquidity
- Becoming a top market concern
- Capital Flows
- May keep US markets better than the rest, but not forever
- Watch The Bond Markets
- When they fail, it will be ugly
- Saudi Arabia Imposes Naval Blockade On Red Sea Strait, Deploys 150,000 Troops As Iran Condemns Military Action
- Where Will the Graphite, Lithium and Cobalt for the Battery Revolution Come From?: Simon Moores
- We Are All Trapped: Alasdair Macleod
- Global Financial Markets Are More Distorted Than Ever Before
- Slaves kept in locked cages catch seafood that ends up in global supply chain: ‘I want to go home. We all do'
- Resilient Asset Allocation
- Three Triggers That Will Send Oil Crashing Again
- Beijing to Shut All Major Coal Power Plants to Cut Pollution
- Massive Antarctic glacier more vulnerable than previously thought
Great tips to keep you safe and secure when heavy spring rains start to come down and flooding can create emergency situations.
- Funding Shortfalls Put Pensions in Peril
- Pension Funds Seek Shelter From Dollar’s Rise
- Phoenix, other Valley cities reel from pension spikes
- Greece runs out of cash by April 20 without new aid: report
- Unemployment rate amongst young Spaniards has tripled in seven years
- Chicago Schools Selling First Bonds Since 2013 as Finances Teeter
- ECB's balance sheet expands as stimulus plan gains momentum
- ECB to Continue Buying Debt Until Inflation Stabilizes
- China central bank lowers benchmark money rate
- Hungary Central Bank Slashes Key Interest Rate For First Time Since July
- Li vows reforms to help Yuan be World’s 5th Reserve Currency
- China Wants to Buy Europe
- ‘I Would Prefer Not To’: The Origins of the White Collar Worker
- Why Greek default looms
- Goodbye, math and history: Finland wants to abandon teaching subjects at school
- The $6.8 Billion Great Wall Of Japan: Fukushima Cleanup Takes On Epic Proportion
- UN warns world could have 40 percent water shortfall by 2030
- New FEMA rules troubling for GOP governors who deny climate change
An interesting find for a discrete and simple EDC multi-tool that functions as a hair clip. It may not have sparkly flowers or decorative patterns but it tighten screws and cuts through rope.
As much flak as the Sharing Economy catches, Silicon Valley gets even more. So, when the two victims of derision collided at Comedy Hack Day last month, much (fake) technological foolery ensued.
To understand better the anatomy of a currency collapse, we talk this week with Philip Haslam, author of the book When Money Destroys Nations. Haslam is an authority on monetary history, and more recently, has spent much time in Zimbabwe collecting dozens of accounts of the experiences real people had as the currency there failed.
An interesting DIY tutorial for creating a honey collection system where the honey and comb get made right in a jar.
Vito Catalani and Jamie Shin took to Airbnb to draw awareness to New York's homelessness problem. (Courtesy Airbnb)
We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com members a special discount of 25% off all Gourmet Reserves Foods.
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A wonderful list of creative and useful ways to use pallets as the building materials for projects around the house and homestead.
I decided to get a couple of bee hives to help with pollination, support the dwindling bee population, and eventually harvest a little honey and honeycomb. My first concern was where is the best place to locate a hive? There are some general rules of thumb, which are beneficial, although none are an absolute necessity.