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Don't be too afraid of the big bad wolf of deflation

My regular column is available to subscribers on This is an excerpt. A few days ago something happened which I have not experienced for a very long time, if ever. Inflation fell to just 1% and will surely...

Europe in Wonderland

If you don't have the money, spend it anyway, says the Ukrainian government.Of course, that's no different than the philosophy of any other country, including the US.In this case, however, Ukraine's borders on default.Please consider Ukraine Can’t Scrimp on Military Spending as S&P Rating Cut. Show More Summary

Death to QR codes! Quikkly raises $1M

The London-based startup hopes to “make the real world clickable” through what it calls an action tag, a spin on traditional QR codes.

You really, really, shouldn’t have?.?.?.?

There is a vast discrepancy between how we see the world when giving gifts and when receiving them The Harford girls have given Father Christmas two very different challenges this year. Miss Harford Senior typed a charming yet professional letter, illustrated with clip art, specifying a number of expensive gifts that would be greatly appreciated. […]

How To Make Money Out Of Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Stock At The Moment?

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has lost more than 25% since its last quarterly report in October, where they missed the estimates on subscribers growth. Since 2012, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock has grown significantly, but the recent downtrend in stock brings the thinking of streaming out of this stock to many investors. Option Action traders Dan Nathan, […]

The IRS Scandal, Day 591

Daily Caller: Obama Admin Releases ONE PERCENT Of Its Documents About IRS-White House Coordination: The Treasury Department released four new redacted pages of documents about the White House’s role in the Internal Revenue Service targeting scandal, bringing the total number of pages released up to 31 — a whole one...

Capital Hike, Asset Sales To Fill Gap At Monte Paschi: Chairman

VIENNA (Reuters) - Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena expects to complete its planned capital increase by July and can use divestments to help plug a hole in its balance sheet, Chairman Alessandro Profumo told an Austrian newspaper. Show More Summary

Ilargi: Drilling Our Way Into Oblivion

Lambert here: So the fracking companies have purchased “risk insurance.” I wonder what happens when they all file their claims at the same time. What could go wrong? By Raúl Ilargi Meijer, editor-in-chief of The Automatic Earth. Originally published at Automatic Earth. Oh, that sweet black gold won’t leave us alone, will it? West Texas […]

Migration and network effects: Friends vs acquaintances

Migration is heavily influenced by social networks. Nonetheless, little is known about the underlying mechanisms. This column uses a new dataset from China to disentangle the effects of strong and weak ties on the migration decision....Show More Summary

Thank you so much

As each year passes, the more I appreciate this quote from Steve Jobs: “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, […] Download the Free eBook Work Happy the Google Way Post from: Work Happy Now! Thank you so much

5 trends to watch for in 3D printing in 2015

Guest: We’ve already witnessed everything from skull and facial implants to low-cost prosthetics to replacement windpipes, but I expect the year ahead will be filled with fresh ideas for medical miracles, not to mention weapons.

After Two Series on the Future of Procurement – What Have We Learned III

In our first post we noted that, after two series, fifty (50) posts, and almost seventy five (75) pages on the “future” of Procurement, we learned that while the majority of trends being positioned as “future” trends weren’t future trends at all, they were trends that your organization will encounter as it matures and grows […]


. Who knows what evil lurks in the minds of Un..... What do you think would happen if someone dared to produce a movie about a plot to ass-asinate the Butt-tard in Chief?. Misdirection: Instead of torture victims, we are now supposed to feel sorry for a hacked politically incorrect Hollywood studio..... Show More Summary

5 ways the cloud is reshaping business in 2015

(Business) Everyone knows about the cloud, but do you know how it is reshaping business right before our eyes? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Doug Noland: A week of "Bo, Bo" - Bubble Off, Bubble On

``I believe options and swaptions on corporate Credit are exceptionally dangerous. I also believe they likely help to explain some of this year's (and this week's!) unusual market trading dynamics. Again, think "Bubble On, Bubble Off." Who is on the other side of the explosion of Credit and market insurance? Computers and models. ''

The most asked question of 2014: Are we in a bubble?

Guest: We have rebounded from the dark days of 2008 and 2009. SVB’s loan portfolio has tripled from $4 billion in 2009 to $12 billion this year. But from my vantage point, I see more rainbows and unicorns than bubbles.

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