The only nonpainful way out of such a math bind is to reverse the situation and grow our income faster than our debts and liabilities. The painful way involves either a hard default or a stealth default via inflation. Let’s assume we all wish to avoid the painful route.
The Market Cycle’s Slippery Slope (Tyler K.)
The tech bubble that peaked in 2000 crashed by 78% and it’ll likely crash again after approaching its highs. And when stocks proved fallible, investors rushed into real estate — the one thing that couldn’t go down. They couldn’t have made a greater mistake — it fell by 34% between 2006 and 2011 — with the worst sectors down by 55%. That really hurts when you are highly leveraged with a mortgage.
My promise here… even though it had a weak bounce: It will drop again (and don’t even get me going on China).
Just believing that you’ve slept better than you really have is enough to boost cognitive performance the next day.
The findings comes from a study of 164 people who were given a lecture on how important sleep quality is and told they would be given a new test of how well they had slept the previous night.
Will The Real Inflation Rate Please Stand Up? (bobwise32952)
How bad is inflation today? No knows for sure. There’s a widely followed official estimate from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Consumer Price Index (CPI). (Inflation is measured as the change in the CPI, month to month or year to year.) Through the 1970s and early 80s, everyone looked to the CPI to measure inflation. But since then, BLS has changed its methods and even its definition of what the CPI measures.
Anyway, now that we’ve got the necessary cynicism/scrutiny out of the way, let’s get down to what everyone’s really interested in: The utterly insane amounts of energy produced by the E-Cat. In the table below you can see some figures from the 32-day test. The most important figures are on the right hand side: a COP (coefficient of performance) of up to 3.74, and net power production of 2,373 watts. Remember that this is a small device that produced these kinds of figures for 32 days straight. Total energy obtained over 32 days was 1.5 MWh.
Here’s why shale oil stocks are tanking (thetallestmanonearth)
Here’s how you might finance the $10 million deal. First, get a line of credit from a bank based on the value of the reserves. In turn, the lender becomes a secured creditor. Let’s say that based on a value of $20 million, a secured lender is willing to put up $5 million.
You can fund another $2 million from your own cash flow. Now you have $7 million.
I recently sought out Samuel Zook, one of Kempf’s earliest converts, at his farm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to see Advancing Eco Agriculture’s practices in action. After trailing a leisurely horse and carriage in my car for several miles, I was greeted at the farm by a bounding dog and Zook’s young barefoot son. The boy stared silently with his arms wrapped around a watermelon almost as big as himself. In a straw hat and suspenders, he looked like a miniature version of his father. The elder Zook smiled demurely through a neatly trimmed beard and extended his hand before inviting me on a tour of his fields. A hushed gaggle of children tripped along behind us as we walked among the bales of hay and rows of tomatoes, onions, melons, and squash.
U.S. Edges Closer To Energy Independence (jdargis)
The vast majority of the country’s imports come in the form of petroleum products and crude oil. These imports have been decreasing as new sources of oil are tapped and automotive efficiency standards are tightening. Refined petroleum products remain the largest US energy export; smaller quantities of coal and natural gas are also shipped overseas.
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