Category Archives: economy

Some Greeks “Retreat” to Ancestral Villages

This morning the Wall Street Journal featured an article about a Greek graphic designer who previously worked in Athens, and has been unable to find work for the last two years. He is returning to his birthplace to survive on … Continue reading

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Dr. Albert Bartlett on Arithmetic, Population and Energy

Dr. Albert A. Bartlett – Professor Emeritus Department of Physics University of Colorado at Boulder “The Greatest Shortcoming of the Human Race is our Inability to Understand the Exponential Function” He starts of the lesson with the rule of 70 … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Ray Dalio at the CFR

A Conversation with Ray Dalio at the Council of Foreign Relations About an hour long description of the “economic machine”, and how money printing by the central banks aims to offset deflationary losses from bad investments. Europe may be in … Continue reading

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Michael Burry Speaking at Vanderbilt University on Economic Outlook

Link to Michael Burry’s Blog: michaelburryblog.blogspot.com/ Dr. Michael Burry Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Lecture “Inside the Doomsday Machine with the Outsider who Predicted and Profited from America’s Financial Armageddon” news.vanderbilt.edu/2011/04/video-burry-cls

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Agriculture and Energy in a Global Warming Forecast

A high-level overview of Global Warming research and an extrapolation of what it means to water production, energy production and agriculture. We take a high-level look at the social and investment implications of major global trends. Continue reading

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Rising Prices of Food, Water and Farmland

I’m grateful to my contacts and others who share their views of the critical importance of water and arable land in our lives.  Most Westerners take food for granted because they have never wondered where their next meal would be … Continue reading

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Milk Top Performing Commodity in 2011

This is not good news for most, but milk futures as reported by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange have risen 41% this year.  Milk has risen in price more than crude oil, cattle, gold and silver.  As of December 29th, it’s … Continue reading

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