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How Federal Reserve Quantitative Easing Expanded Wealth Inequality

The Brookings Institution earlier this month held a conference entitled, “Did the Fed’s quantitative easing making inequality worse?,” examining whether central bank long-term asset purchases (commonly known as quantitative easing) expanded wealth inequality through boosting prices of financial …

Economics

How Bitcoin Will End World Poverty

William Blair partner Brian Singer explains how Bitcoin and blockchain encryption has a greater ability to bring more of the world’s population out of poverty than anything we’ve seen in decades.<p>FORBES: And is bitcoin the currency of the future? Or is it the payment system they’re …

Blockchain

Stock Buybacks Are Killing the American Economy

Profits once flowed to higher wages or increased investment. Now, they enrich a small number of shareholders.<p>President Obama should be lauded for using his State of the Union address to champion policies that would benefit the struggling middle class, ranging from higher wages to child care to paid …

Income Inequality

Traveler Captures the Spectacular Beauty of New Zealand on Three-Month Road Trip

16 months ago, photographer, web designer, and blogger Johan Lolos left his native Belgium to fulfill his dream of traveling the world. After spending a year in Australia, Lolos headed southeast to New Zealand, where he recently completed a three-month road trip around the island country. He and …

New Zealand

US defends unruly Greece as Europe steps up 'Grexit' threats

Germany’s vice-chancellor said "zero chances" that his country will respond to Greek demand for Nazi war reparations<p>Europe’s creditor powers have reacted with fury as Greece presses ahead with plans to smash its EU-IMF Troika programme and demand war reparations for Nazi occupation, raising the …

Episode 600: The People Inside Your Machine

<b>Listen · 22:49</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>They are hundreds of thousands of people out there doing stuff to your internet that you probably think is automatic. They aren't computer programmers, they're just regular people working from their offices, homes and bedrooms. They are the people …

Wikimedia

Grant's Interest Rate Observer

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Google Play

Nordstrom's Simple Strategy For Beating Everyone Else In Retail

The company's shares have gained 110% in five years. The company is well-positioned to continue that success in the future, according to a recent report by Deutsche Bank.<p>The department store has focused on a few aspects of the business to stand out.<p>Here's how Nordstrom is beating retailers from …

eCommerce

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Opinion: This house market is falling apart

Most real estate experts believe the U.S. housing market is roaring back. Few have anything to negative to say about real estate. But what if they’re …

Real Estate

The Snowden Saga: A Shadowland of Secrets and Light

Whether hero or traitor, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is the most important whistle-blower of modern times, one whose disclosures will reverberate for decades to come. With extensive input from Snowden himself, Suzanna Andrews, Bryan Burrough, and Sarah Ellison have the …

NASA Study: "Collapse Is Very Difficult To Avoid"

<i>Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog,</i><p><b>As any long-time reader of this column knows, we routinely draw from historical lessons to highlight</b> …

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Trickle-down economics is the greatest broken promise of our lifetime

The richest 85 people in the world have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5bn. That should be a wake-up call to the deepest sleepers<p>The richest 85 people in the world have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion – or half the world's entire population – put together. This is the stark headline of a …

Apple's iPad A Big Winner On Black Friday

Various indicators are showing that sales of Apple’s products, especially the iPad, are off to a strong start. While there aren’t any data points from Apple, besides the Air’s lead-time remaining the same at 5-7 days and the Retina’s mini improving to 5-7 days in the U.S. over the past week (link …

Have Bitcoin To Burn? Next Stop Could Be The Farm

For food producers who sell directly to consumers, credit cards are both a blessing and a curse.<p>They're a way to do business with cashless customers, but 3 percent of every credit card sale is usually charged to the farmer as a transaction fee. That adds up in a high-volume, low-profit business …

The economist who predicted the financial crisis just sounded another alarm—it would be wise to listen this time

In his first official act as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan raised the benchmark interest rate from 7.25 to 7.5%, causing a ripple of surprise in financial circles and eliciting protests from various business representatives. But for people who know the current …

Interest Rates

Three Investing Billionaires Have Recently Come Out With Cautious Statements On The Stock Market

In unusual timing, we've recently heard from three investing billionaires (Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, and Stanley Druckenmiller) suggesting that the stock market is getting rich and fully valued.<p>From O'Rourke:<p>[Buffett] noted that the equity market was fairly valued and stocks were not overvalued. …

Investing