An interesting look at using the common acorn for both food and medicine.
Daily Digest 9/2 - Good News Friday: Solar Panel Sustainability, Father Tries To Grow All His Family’s Food
- Chicago official gets 10 years for role in dirty red light camera deal
- 9-Year-Old Loves Driving the Combine On His Family Farm Because Why Wouldn’t He
- New find might be oldest evidence of life on Earth
- With Mother Teresa Set to Be Canonized, Her Work Lives On in the Streets
- Solar Panel Lifespan: Recycling & Sustainability Issues
- Iowa Approves Massive Wind Farm Amid Utility's Push for 100 Percent Renewable Energy
- The Eastern US could get a third of its power from renewables within 10 years. Theoretically.
- For 100 Days, This Dad of Four Tried Growing All His Family’s Food
In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:
- Should The Central Banks Just Buy Everything?
- Is that the plan? What would happen?
- Turning Japanese
- Japan is leading the way by monetizing all its assets
- Putting The Fed On Trial
- Chris fantasizes about holding up the mirror of truth to power
- The Next Interest Rate Move
- Up or down?
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- The Court That Rules The World
- Homeland eyes special declaration to take charge of elections
- When Work Is Punished Again: "If You Accept This Raise, You Fall Off The Welfare Cliff"
- Why Millennials, by the Numbers, Can't & Won't Grow the U.S. Out of Trouble
- All Time Highs and Lows … and the Great Collapse
- Winds Of War: Is Russia Conducting A Massive Mobilization Of Troops For An Invasion Of Ukraine?
- Marxist Bubbles and Taleb's Turkey
- Wall Street Is Destroying the Economic Recovery
- 5 Ways Blockchain Solves Inequality In The World
- Quantum mechanics trumps nonlocal causality
- Why Is Large-Scale Wind Power So Hard To Build?
- USDA Sees 2016 Farm Income Crashing As Farmer Leverage Spikes to 34 Year Highs
(Infographic via European Commission)
- Greece may face aid-payout delay as EU warns on backsliding
- California drivers asked to pay 'their fair share' for transportation work
- Taxpayers forced to pay $421 million more for teacher pensions
- More Fed Bond Purchases Are the Wrong Answer
- All four big Chinese banks report rising bad loans
- Australia's growing debt a 'ticking time bomb', says TD Securities
- Deficits rise, debt set to hit $20 trillion in 2017
- Slowing German inflation puts pressure on ECB
- ECB balance sheet expands to 3.33 trillion euros
- Saudi Arabia’s Attempts to Boost Bank Liquidity Aren’t Working
- Chinese Banks Step Up Bad-Loan Write-Offs
- Helicopter Money Predictions Are Still Flying High in Japan
- Japan top spokesman signals readiness to stem yen gains
- Swiss central bank steps up stock buying spree
- Fed’s Fischer Says Negative Rates Seem to Work in Today’s World
- ‘Rich Dad’ author Robert Kiyosaki: If you’re investing for the long term, ‘you’re crazy’
It's amazing to see how community gardens are growing in popularity in the U.S. and around the world — but it's easy to see why. They shift our thinking around food, community, and the environment. Gardening connects us to our natural surroundings and leads us to a greener, more enriching life. Community gardening is empowering on a whole other level: It enables us to connect and work with others, not only to beautify spaces and enrich our diets, but to strengthen bonds with others for a healthier, more connected community.
Sometimes the best ideas are beautifully simple. Such is the case with the Little Free Pantry. Inspired by the Little Free Library movement, Little Free Pantries offer an easy way to share food with neighbors using something akin to a large mailbox installed streetside as an exchange point. It's a great way to help food-insecure neighbors and build community.
- Scientific Economics: Review of Progress
- Incomes and Outcomes: How the Middle Class May Have Gotten a Raise
- Crackdown on For-Profit Colleges May Free Students and Trap Taxpayers
- Prepare for Brain-Dead Corporate Tax Reform
- The $8 Trillion Fight Over How to Rid America of Fossil Fuel
- Is An OPEC Production Freeze Even Remotely Possible?
- The U.S. Is Now Eating and Wasting Twice as Much Food as It Did in 1975
- A Swarm Of Controversy
Mortgage activist and Barcelona en Comú spokeswoman Ada Colau won the city's 2015 mayoral election. (Barcelona en Comú / Flickr)
Celebrated U.S.-based photographer, Carol Highsmith, has been making tens of thousands of her photographs freely available to the public since 1988. Over the years, she has donated her work to the Library of Congress and dedicated them to the public domain, in order to allow anyone to re-publish or make use of them without paying royalties to her or anyone else.
Among the many losers picked by the Fed (in favor of rewarding a very tiny and wealthy minority), perhaps the greatest victims are pensions.
Pensions have to make a couple of key assumptions. One is how long you expect your cohort of pensioners to live. The second is the rate of return on the funds. On both counts, pensions have been wrong, and wrong again.
People keep living longer and pension fund returns keep underperforming.
There’s a big secret in the global economy, which the powers that be hope we continue to overlook: cooperatives.
- Why I Left Canada and Became A Citizen of the Dominican Republic
- Mylan to Offer a Generic EpiPen at Half the Price
- Why They Did It: Madoff and Enron’s Fastow Explain the Biggest Frauds in U.S. History
- Prevailing Gray Swans: The Clear and Present Danger List for the Week Ending August 26, 2016
- Red Ponzi Ticking—-China And The Dark Side Of The Global Bubble
- All the Ways Your Wi-Fi Router Can Spy on You
- Wind Power Finally Getting Out From Solar’s Shadow
- Cow Dung Goes High Design