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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 1/29 – Connecticut’s S.O.S., Does More Screen Time Cause Unhappiness?

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    Monday, January 29, 2018, 5:22 PM

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    • Connecticut’s S.O.S.
    • The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility
    • Jeremy Corbyn announces Labour will buy every homeless person in the country a house
    • How Will AI Change Work? Here Are 5 Schools of Thought
    • Stockton Gets Ready to Experiment With Universal Basic Income
    • Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason
    • Let The Sun Power Your Portfolio
    • Camel beauty pageant bans a dozen animals over Botox injections
    • The flu can kill tens of millions of people. In 1918, that’s exactly what it did.

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    Daily Digest 1/11 – “Plague” Of Million-Dollar Homes Haunting Real Estate, The Year Of Living Dangerously

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, January 11, 2018, 3:48 PM

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    • Retirement crisis: 37% of Gen X say they won't be able to afford to retire
    • Losing Faith in the State, Some Mexican Towns Quietly Break Away
    • The Fed, worrying about the next recession, considers changes
    • Party While You Can – Central Bank Ready To Pop The 'Everything' Bubble
    • 2018: The Year of Living Dangerously
    • Many happy returns: new data reveal long-term investment trends
    • A plague of million-dollar homes haunts real estate
    • What's The Difference Between Children's Books In China And The U.S.?
    • California's Brown Raises Prospect of Pension Cuts in Downturn
    • Exercise Alters Our Microbiome. Is That One Reason It’s So Good for Us?

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    Daily Digest 1/2 – The Science Of Loneliness, Stop Reading What Facebook Tells You To Read

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 5:56 PM

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    • The Science Of Loneliness
    • The dark side of your $5 Footlong: Business owners say it could bite them
    • These Will Be the Big Stories of 2018
    • Stop reading what Facebook tells you to read
    • Too much screening has misled us about real cancer risk factors, experts say
    • Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work
    • It's Time For Innovators To Take Responsibility For Their Creations
    • Americans Will Eat a Record Amount of Meat in 2018

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  • Blog
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    If You Don’t Own Any Bitcoin, Read This

    This week it hit $19,000. What's next?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12:50 AM

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    Bitcoin's price has gone 'beyond exponential' this week.

    Just yesterday, while I was working on this article, it shot up 22% — from $14,000 to $17,000 (hitting an intraday high of $19,000). And that's after a mind-blowing upwards rocket ride over the past several months. I think it's safe to say that the vicious melt-up in price over such a short timeframe has surpassed the expectations of even the starriest-eyed Bitcoin fanboys.

    The whole world, especially the 99.99% of us that own zero cryptocurrency, is asking: What happens next? And, What should I do?

    Is this insane trajectory going to continue for a lot longer? Do I need to get in now to avoid missing this once-in-lifetime fortune-making opportunity?

    Or is this a classic bubble blow-off top? Is this the deadliest time to enter, right before the price implodes?

     

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: The Central Banks Are Starting To Really Worry

    About the Frankenmarkets they've created
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, December 1, 2017, 4:29 AM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discusses:

    • Worried Central Banks
      • The risks of financial instability are mounting
    • The Cryptocurrency Conundrum
      • Can the central banks afford not to contain it?
    • Too Much Leverage
      • When credit tightens, the system will crash
    • Housing Harm
      • Many regional real estate markets are poised to burst

    Wolf watches the minutes of the Fed and ECB closely, and concludes they are (finally!) becoming very concerned about the market imbalances that years of central bank liquidity and intervention have resulted in. They desperately want to cool things off, but have no idea how to do so without pricking the massive asset bubbles they have created. Whether they figure out a graceful way to do it or not (and he and Chris bet "not" is much more likely), he sees a fast-approaching sudden end to the era of ever-rising asset prices.

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  • Podcast

    Patrick Byrne: Why Cryptocurrencies Matter

    They make freedom from the central banking cartel possible
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, July 30, 2017, 7:28 PM

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    This week we talk with Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, and rare courageous voice within corporate America raising concern that powerful interests on Wall Street are destroying US companies for profit, robbing investors and destabilizing our financial system in the process. 

    Byrne has been an early advocate for digital currencies and their potential to protect financial wealth from the massive policy missteps being undertaken by the Federal Reserve. (In 2014, Overstock.com became the first major retailer to accept Bitcoin payments.) 

    In this week's podcast, Byrne details out the promising potential of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, as well as his thoughts as to whether they will be able or not to evade subversion by the world central authorities.

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  • Blog

    What To Do With Your Cash?

    Is it folly to hold cash right now? Or brilliant?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, July 22, 2017, 4:19 AM

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    Have you moved a material percentage of your financial portfolio to cash? Have you become so concerned about the meteoric ramp upwards in asset prices that you find it wiser instead to move to the sidelines, build "dry powder", and wait to re-enter the markets at saner valuations?

    If so, you have my sympathies.

    The past 5+ years have been brutal for savers pursuing this strategy. I know this well, as I'm one of those folks, too.

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    The Value Drivers Of Cryptocurrency

    These factors will determine which coin(s) will win out
    by charleshughsmith

    Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:27 AM

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    Executive Summary

    • The critical value of scarcity
    • Understanding the utility of the blockchain
    • Will (can?) governments ban cryptocurrencies?
    • A coming geometric explosion in the price of cryptocurrency?

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Understanding The Cryptocurrency Boom available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    In Part 1, we surveyed the exciting but confusing speculative boom phase of cryptocurrencies. Here in Part 2, we will contextualize this mad swirl by running it through two filters: scarcity and utility.

    What’s Scarce? Scarcity Creates Value

    Regardless of one’s economic ideology or system, scarcity creates value and abundance destroys value.  When we say supply and demand, we’re really talking about scarcity and abundance and the rise or fall of demand for the commodity, good or service.

    In classical economic theory, scarcity is met with substitution: ground beef too expensive due to relative scarcity? Buy ground turkey instead.

    But this model has weaknesses.  There aren’t always substitutes, or the substitutes are more expensive or problematic than what is now scarce. 

    As a general rule, profits flow to any scarcity of goods and services with high utility value.  We value what’s scarce and useful, and place little value on what’s abundant and of limited utility.

    Currency has three basic functions: a store of value (it will retain its purchasing power over time), means of exchange (we can use it to trade goods and services, pay debts, etc.) and as an accounting mechanism to track assets, debts, income, expenses and exchanges/trades.

    We assume all currency has this function, but only currency that is easily divisible and easily tradable enables easy accounting.  If a notched stick is a unit of currency, and one stick buys a pig, what do I use for purchases smaller than a pig?

    In today’s world, a currency must be….

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  • Blog
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    Understanding The Cryptocurrency Boom

    A ground-level assessment
    by charleshughsmith

    Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:26 AM

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    Today, there are hundreds of cryptocurrencies, and a speculative boom has pushed bitcoin from around $600 a year ago to $2600 and Ethereum, another leading cryptocurrency, from around $10 last year to $370.

    Where are cryptocurrencies in the evolution from new technology to speculative boom to maturation? Judging by valuation leaps from $10 to $370, the technology is clearly in the speculative boom phase.

    In trying to predict which forms of cryptocurrencies will dominate the mature marketplace of the future, we know that markets will sort the wheat from the chaff by a winnowing the entries down to those that solve real business problems (i.e. address scarcities) in ways that are cheap and robust and that cannot be solved by other technologies.

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