Dietz Vollrath: Scale, Profits, and Inequality, Growth Economics: After my post last week on inequality, I got a number of (surprisingly reasonable) responses. I pulled one line out of a recent comment... because it encapsulates an argument for not...
HealthBeat keynote speaker — and CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — Bryan Sivak believes there is a way to do away with outdated PDFs to make CDC guidelines integrate directly with patients’ electronic health records so that a patient at risk is immediately flagged.
St. Louis, Missouri. This six-bedroom house was built in 1912 for George Baumhoff, an innovative transportation businessman. Details include original wood floors and millwork, custom millwork, a guesthouse, and a saltwater pool. The home sits on 4.6 acres between two city parks with access to walking trails, fishing, and docks. Show More Summary
Sorry, Cusco. Peru's Ministry of Culture announced this week that archeologists have discovered a stone at the Inkawasi archeological site with 13 angles — one more than the country's famed 12-Angle Stone, the Peruvian Times reports....Show More Summary
It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. I’ve got some honey-dos to take care of this week, so you know what that means … It’s […]
The "big four" U.S. banks have all reported earnings, and the numbers look pretty good across the board. Is now a good time to buy?
I attend a handful of conferences every year. Today I'm at one of my favorites, BlogathonATX. It's local (no airport lines!). It's very local (a 15-minute drive from my house). It's on a Saturday (no horrendous Austin traffic!). ButShow More Summary
British rock star Jack Bruce, the legendary bassist of the super-group Cream, has died at age 71, The Associated Press reports: Cream, which also included guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker, sold 35 million albums in just...Show More Summary
Martha Stewart didn’t do any home decorating until she was 35. And Charles Flint started IBM at 61.
British rock star Jack Bruce, the legendary bassist of the super-group Cream, has died at age 71, the Associated Press reports. Cream, which also included guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker, sold 35 million albums in just...Show More Summary
China eased purchase restrictions last month ending its four-year campaign to contain home prices. And what a ridiculous campaign it was. Prices are down less than 1% this month and less then 1% year-over-year. Bloomberg reports China Home-Price Drop Spreads as Easing Doesn’t Halt Fall. Show More Summary
This morning I discovered something terrible while standing in the shower… I had forgotten a towel. And worse, I was not at my house. I’m spending the week with my fellow host of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh Dorkin, and his wonderful...Show More Summary
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are reportedly about to loosen their guidelines for mortgage qualification, so should we be worried about another housing crash?
There are 2,325 billionaires on the earth. And they control 4% of the world's wealth. According to a new report from the research firm Wealth-X, about 13% of billionaires inherited their fortune, 27% became billionaires from re-investing...Show More Summary
18 months ago we first brought the world's attention to the end of what has now been exposed as among the largest ponzi schemes in history - the Chinese Commodity Financing Deals (CCFDs) - pointing out how this meant commodities like...Show More Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin used a Friday speech to promise that international forces would not topple Moscow from its place of power. "The bear is the master of the taiga," Putin said in the speech, reported by the Los Angeles Times. Show More Summary