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Grant Williams, publisher of the economic blog Things That Make You Go Hmmm and principal of Real Vision TV, returns to the podcast this week to discuss his expectation of a return of volatility to the markets.
Grant warns that over the past seven years, the various financial markets around the globe have melded into a single world market dominated by trading algorithms and the central banks. This new system only knows how to operate effectively in one direction: Up.
Grant is very concerned that a return of volatility will act as a wrench tossed into the gears, quickly throwing the world financial system into panic.
- How To Build An Autocracy
- On the same day Rex Tillerson is confirmed, the House votes to kill a transparency rule for oil companies
- Trump Signs Executive Orders Rolling Back Dodd-Frank, Fiduciary Rule
- BREAKING: Federal Judge Rules Against Presidential Debate Commission
- CALPERS Trying to Cover-Up Leaks of their Mismanagement
- Apocalypse island: Tech billionaires are building boltholes in New Zealand because they now fear social collapse or nuclear war. So what do they know that we don't?
- A Large Crack Appeared In The Global Market... And No One Noticed
- Another Travel Ban: IRS Moves To Revoke Passports For Unpaid Taxes
- Long time U.S. vassal state Japan to bypass dollar and SWIFT to transact using China's CIPS system in inter-bank settlement
- Record radiation level detected inside damaged Fukushima reactor
- Iceberg lettuces and broccoli rationed as vegetable crisis hits supermarkets
In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:
- Trouble In Europe
- The end of the Eurozone experiment may be nigh
- Our Justice System
- Where to the Supreme Court?
- Trump's Shake Up
- Will he make it 4 full years?
- Gold Strength
- The metal and the miners are looking better
Mish returns this week to discuss the brewing stormclouds in Europe. As nationalist candidates gain popularity, growth slows, refugee challenges persist, and friction with the US builds, the binds between the countries in the Eurozone are weakening quickly.
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Running PeakProsperity.com requires me to read and process a lot of data on a daily basis. As it's hard to digest it all in real-time, I keep a running list of charts, tables and articles that catch my attention, to return to when I have the time to give them my full attention.
Lately, that list has been getting quite long. And it's largely full of indicators that concern me, signals that the long era of "extend and pretend" in today's markets may finally be at its terminus.
Like crows circling overhead, everyday brings with it new worrisome statistics that portend an ill change ahead. Indeed, these signs are increasing so quickly now that it's hard not to feel like Tippi Hedren in Hitchcock's classic The Birds.
- Animated map shows the history of immigration to the U.S.
- After a massive backlash, a Republican yanks his bill to sell off public lands
- This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western Civilization
- One Man’s Quest to Hack His Own Genes
- Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass
- Team discovers key to restoring great tomato flavor
- Trump is a threat to the Paris agreement. Can states like California defend it?
- Take Three Zucchinis and Call Me in the Morning: The Power of Produce Prescriptions
More than ever, it's important to integrate self-care in your work schedule and space. Imagine how much more effective you and your community organization could be if you took care of yourself as you take care of those your group serves. Incorporating self-care reinforces the good habits that help fortify you against stress. Here are four easy things you can do that could help bring about greater change in how you work.
Japan's Consumer Cooperative Union (JCCU), commonly referred to as Co-op in Japan, is the world's largest consumer cooperative. It provides a diverse range of goods and services, and its resilience in the face of economic challenges and social change is a model for how cooperatives can transition to the digital era.
- The FBI's Secret Rules
- Dow Companies Report Worst Revenues since 2010, Dow Rises to 20,000 (LOL?)
- Will Donald Trump Reverse The War On Cash?
- Fortune Favors The Gold
- Buying a house in New Zealand is Silicon Valley code for getting 'apocalypse insurance'
- Is The Kremlin Funding A Campaign That Undermines U.S. Fracking?
- First thoughts on NASA's EmDrive paper - Off-World Empire Reacts
- How global economic growth will drown in Trump’s oil glut after 2018
There was an LA Times investigation of Oxycontin and Purdue Pharma’s behavior in introducing that pill, which is at the very heart of the opioid epidemic. Certainly there are a lot of people in physical and emotional pain who are also seeking relief, but they are “assisted” by a pill formulation that is specifically, in a word, evil.
The basic outline of the story is that Purdue Pharma had a morphine formulation going off patent and they were shall we say eager to replace that product with another.
Wherever we are, we need to deal with complex systems, from small family units to whole environmental ecosystems. With zillions of entities interacting, it's almost impossible to keep track of how our actions may affect the world. When we are faced with such situations and need to understand complex systems or find solutions to complicated problems, it can be helpful to visualize our understanding of these interactions.
Due to a lack of robust public transportation infrastructure, residents of Lebanon's capital city Beirut and the local government have launched a bike-sharing service to offer an alternative, sustainable transportation service. The pilot program is a collaborative effort by Jawad Sbeity, Wissam Shdeed, Gaby Tamer, and Issam Kaskas. It is supported by the Beirut Municipality Cabinet, which is headed by Jamal Itani. Sbeity founded the Beirut by Bike initiative for bike rentals in 1997, and together with his team, has implemented Bike 4 All, the first bike-sharing initiative in Lebanon.
- Retailers are expected to suffer big spike in bond default rate in 2017
- Tax-free living will soon be ending for Saudis
- Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois
- Kuwait cabinet approves budget with huge deficit
- New euro zone loans to Greece hinge on IMF participation in bailout - ESM
- Locals Wary of Modi Math as Foreigners Sell $6 Billion Debt
- Tough road to fiscal reform for debt-ridden Japan before FY2020
- BOK vows to maintain monetary easing policy
- France's FN sets out unorthodox economic plans to support a euro exit
- Korea's national debt tops W900tr
- Watchdog urges creation of EU toxic loans bank
- Italian banks make little headway in clearing out bad loans: ECB
- Bank of Italy and ECB say euro exit would be disaster for Italy
- Brazil's central bank forecasts higher debt-to-GDP in January
I recently attended an eye-opening event hosted by the California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity in San Francisco. The event shed light on the proliferation of self-employed workers in the U.S. and explored ways to support a new breed of workers, including those finding gigs through on-demand marketplaces like Upwork, Thumbtack, and Lyft.