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Market, Economy and Cycles, Part 1

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In this sharing, we look to better understand the essence of a free-market economy from a more fundamental viewpoint of the market interactions. We also look to understand the cyclic patterns of the economy...
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How Long Can the U.S. Bull Market Last?

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The U.S. economy is currently in the tenth year of its expansion and investors and policymakers alike are wondering what will trigger the next recession. Despite the U.S. stock market is overvalued with a...
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Could Modern Monetary Theory Save America?

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I Become President For A Day To Apply Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) To The US Economy Politicians and academics are making dramatic claims about MMT. I apply it to the 2018 US economy and learn...
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Science and Money in the Climate Change Debate

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… if we had one There is no public debate about climate change. On Medium, where I post my texts, there are thousands of articles about climate change. I read many of them and wrote...
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Are You Ready for the Periodic Inflection Point? Part 1

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We get used to the present situation easily over time and use the current logic to predict the future – Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates U.S. stocks plummeted with the Federal Reserve's announcement of interest rate...
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Visualizing the first decline in Global Wealth & HNWIs since 2011

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5 Charts showing the Declining wealth trends in 2018 after seven years of growth Following a slump in Global Equities in late 2018 and the subsequent slow down in the Global Economy, 2018 was marked...
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Ukraine: Politics, Business, and Corporate Feudalism

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The world's political landscape is constantly changing. Throughout centuries the rules of engagement have shifted from monarchy to social totalitarianism, consequently further into what we currently witness, i.e., corporate Feudalism. The most vulnerable of...
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The U.S. China Trade War May Cause Multipolarity Instead of Deglobalisation

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The U.S.- China trade, technology, and possible currency war suggest a continued escalation beyond rhetoric, with negative implications for trade in an already slowing global economy. Following the bout of tit-for-tat tariffs, talks of...
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A Fully Automated Economy–How Can It Work?

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Imagine we go through the disruptive transition between an economy where we need to work to make a living, to one where we don’t. It is hard to imagine because in North America; we...
Fossil Fuel

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Environmentally Dangerous & Economically Counterproductive!

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The recent wildfires in the Amazon are not only a burning injustice with long-term socio-economic and ecological implications, it marks a lack of urgency in addressing the anthropogenic causes of climate change despite several...
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Argentina – a warning to the United States and China

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One can wonder why it is that North America is prosperous, but Latin America has fallen far behind. After all, about 500 years ago both started from the same point. Why did some end...
China

Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Trust China’s GDP Data

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China’s economic growth in recent decades has been truly spectacular, with an average rate of more than 6.5%, and now it is one of the primary sources of global economic growth, despite the recent...
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Unconditional Basic Income Is All Good, Despite What the Nay-Sayers Tell You

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I’m a little miffed. I read a lot of comments on social media and published articles about universal basic income. There is a lot to like about it. I follow the information because, as...
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Cash is king, more potent than we think

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On March 12, 2020, on the eve of President Trump declaring COVID-19 a national emergency, the New York Times reported that something weird had happened on Wall Street as traders ran for cash. They...
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Crisis? 3 Ways VCs Adapt

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There is a global crisis going on as I write this article. It’s not the first, it won’t be the last. A lot has been written about how startups should manage themselves in a...
Bitcoin

What’s the Minimum Bitcoin’s Price to Make Mining Profitable?

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The first time I had contact with the concept of bitcoin mining was in November 2017 and they were websites that used online mining, which ended up being SPAM. It was one of the...
Digital Economy

In the Digital Economy You are For Sale

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Today, the world’s economies increasingly rely on the production of intangible goods. So, what should businesses do to become more competitive in an information-driven world? And, just (if not more) importantly, how can we...
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Will Artificial Intelligence save the labor market?

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To show that the question in the title can be answered affirmatively, I am going to explore the way smart technologies help resolve social problems. The problems include an aging labor force gradually leaving...
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Money: Investing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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A warning for every investor and the actions you should take right now Through my financial services career spanning almost two decades, I was once responsible for supervising an entire company of financial advisors who...
Truck Driver

The Truck Driver Shortage

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Why we have this problem, how it threatens our entire economy, and what we can do to solve it The U.S. Department of Labor recently published a provocative report. They asked, “Is the US labor market...