Economics

Is “Labor Tech” the Answer to Staffing New York’s Restaurants?
Is “Labor Tech” the Answer to Staffing New York’s Restaurants?

According to the Independent Budget Office, New York has the weakest hospitality recovery of any place in the country other than San Francisco. Pre-pandemic, the industry had around 475,000 jobs. Now…

On the Value of Wild Mantises
On the Value of Wild Mantises

I wrote the following yesterday while sitting atop a green mountain, watching a clear blue lake below. I’m unsure what to do with it, so I’m posting here for public assessment & idea-sharing: When…

FUTURES TRADING (2)
FUTURES TRADING (2)

● Put away a few assets — An important risk management rule is to never invest more than you are prepared to lose. Also, lend except the technical lending used in Margin trading. ● Commit time — You…

For the War
For the War

(Any views expressed in the below are the personal views of the author and should not form the basis for making investment decisions, nor be construed as a recommendation or advice to engage in…

Learning from the 2022 Bear-Market
Learning from the 2022 Bear-Market

** Not financial advice. This article is just a scathing report of the recent volatility towards the downside ** Another bull-cycle ends and another wave of grifters are annihilated from this strange…

How we think about decentralized systems
How we think about decentralized systems

“Decentralization" is a popular term used to bracket a set of interrelated technologies including blockchain, crypto tokens, NFTs. It’s also a fuzzy term that has been used in subtly different ways…

White Liberals & Are They Really in Favor of Speaking Out On Freedmen Issues?
White Liberals & Are They Really in Favor of Speaking Out On Freedmen Issues?

When I started to blog, it was for the reason that white liberal owned publications like Houston Chronicle turned down my 2 op-eds that I turned in to their editors for publishing. I didn’t get a…

The Unending UK Debt Crisis and Its Implications
The Unending UK Debt Crisis and Its Implications

The United Kingdom has been going through a debt crisis that has escalated due to rising fuel prices due to the sanctions on Russia. The first national debt was created in 1692 when the government…

ANGELS and UNICORNS
ANGELS and UNICORNS

The name of today´s article and the header image are directly connected. The image is a screenshot of the EUROPEAN ANGEL INVESTORS´pitch round that was delivered to me one month later during the…

Is money real?
Is money real?

It is a serious question: is money real? The question should come up in your mind as most of do not even get a paper check anymore and the vast vast vast majority people do not work for cash. Instead…

Battlefield of Extremes, Public v Private Ownership
Battlefield of Extremes, Public v Private Ownership

The implementation potential of Private or Public ownership can be distilled down to a single event of voter choice where hopeful’s at the ballot box are elected to government every five years or so…

Next Week in Earnings: September 6th — September 9th, 2022
Next Week in Earnings: September 6th — September 9th, 2022

CASY, DOCU, GME, GTLB, GWRE, KR, PATH, and ZS are all reporting earnings this week. This summary looks back at their revenue earnings targets and historical data from previous quarters to put their…

The 5-point Case for NFTs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!
The 5-point Case for NFTs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

One of the main questions in the developing space is what is the real utility of these digital assets. I can keep going on the benefits (which I do below) but I think the biggest benefit of NFTs is…

The End of the Beginning!! INFLATION
The End of the Beginning!! INFLATION

Whether we hold Treasurys via the world’s largest money market fund or directly really does not matter. Inflation does not come from debt alone, but from debt relative to a credible plan, and expect…

Short Rumination on the End of Capitalism
Short Rumination on the End of Capitalism

The last 4 decades developed Western economies have followed the policy of neoliberalism: minimal taxation (especially for large businesses and wealthy individuals), extensive privatizations…

Snap Macro — Anatomy of the Monetary System
Snap Macro — Anatomy of the Monetary System

To lay the groundwork for how and why monetary policy works, we must acquaint ourselves with the major players in the game: So the Fed is (1) an agent the US Treasury, and (2) itself a bank holding…