By Joe Jarvis Ten years ago most of us couldn’t imagine getting in a stranger’s car for a ride. Or imagine the shock of your friends and family if you told them you had met a stranger online, and they would be paying you to stay in the spare bedroom for a weekend. In 2009 Uber launched, and Airbnb was only a year old. Now millions of people use these platforms to make … [Read more...] about A Retirement Plan Tailor Made For The Gig Economy Era
Op-Ed by Robert E. Wright Traditional news may not be “fake” per se, but people are right to remain suspicious of it. Deep insights into reality often get dumbed down into silly slogans and ideas, but that does not mean that they are completely off the mark. Remember Obamacare’s “death panels”? That bit of legend was rooted in the intuition that one should not receive … [Read more...] about What Economic News Can You Trust?
By Tyler Durden Have you ever thought about thinning out your classic car collection? Now could be the time before the antique car market rolls over. Hagerty Price Guide, the premier collector car value guide, shows that in the last four years, 1960s American cars, blue-chip cars, British cars, Ferraris, German collectibles, and Muscle cars have seen their prices stagnate … [Read more...] about Now Could Be The Time To Sell Your Classic Car Before The Downturn
Negative interest rate policies - where nominal rates are set below zero percent - have been introduced in Europe and Japan to stimulate flagging economies but research from the University of Bath shows the unconventional monetary strategy may be doing more harm than good. Recently, several major European banks announced plans to pass on negative interest rates to … [Read more...] about Negative Interest Rate Policies are Backfiring — New Research
By Matt Kubiak As Austrians we are always looking for evidence to lead us to the next bubble. I think most of us are on high alert after a decade of easy money, stock price inflation, and ever decreasing bond yields. However, identifying the specific bubble sector(s) ahead of time is extremely difficult (unless you are Mark Thornton). This notwithstanding, one industry … [Read more...] about The Coming Whiskey Bubble?