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Vagrants on the Earth: Implications of Topsoil Loss

“When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth.” –Genesis 4:12* In 1970, an agronomist named Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  He advocated hybridization of grains for higher crop yields, ushe ...

A good cry

  By Guest Blogger Doug Rowat There may not be a more depressing songwriter in the world than Sarah McLachlan. My wife jokingly suggests that her songs should be accompanied by a crisis-hotline number each time they’re played on the radio. Yet, when you combine one of her wrenching, emotional ...

Book Bits | 23 March 2019

● The Knowledge Economy By Roberto Mangabeira UngerSummary via publisher (Verso) Adam Smith and Karl Marx recognized that the best way to understand the economy is to study the most advanced practice of production. Today that practice is no longer conventional manufacturing: it is the radically i ...

These Are the Goods

Articles Don’t ever feel sorry for a vendor. He knows what he can sell for, and we want his bottom price.’ By Zack Kanter Free money on the sidewalk is always picked up By Morgan Housel Past outperformance tends to beget future underperformance By Jeffrey Ptak while it is easy to find fast-growi ...

March 22, 2019

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors has announced: The CSFWG will host an ICS Stakeholder Meeting in Orlando on 10 April. The stakeholder meeting is intended to provide a forum for constructive feedback on ICS Version 2.0. Stakeholders who wish to provide presentations on key iss ...

The Bond Market's Ominous Warning?

Yun Li of CNBC reports, Bonds are flashing a huge recession signal — here’s what happened to stocks last time it happened:The bond market is edging closer to signaling a recession, but don’t panic yet. Stocks could have a lot more room to run even if the feared “yield curve” inverts, his ...

North American stocks take beating on signs of potential recession

The S&P/TSX composite index lost 155.26 points on Friday The post North American stocks take beating on signs of potential recession appeared first on Investment Executive. ...

The inverted

If you’ve been waiting to invest in a GIC that pays 5%, sorry. Not gonna happen. Conversely, if you need a cheapo mortgage to justify your house lust, you’re in luck. It’s coming. After this week’s big reversal in tone by the US Fed, markets and investors decided to throw in the towel. Sev ...

The Fed delivers on the dovish side

The Federal Reserve (Fed) held the target range for the U.S. federal funds at 2.25%-2.50% at its meeting on Wednesday. This outcome was in line with market expectations. In addition, the Fed indicated they do not expect to hike rates again in 2019 and only expect one hike in 2020. The statement rel ...

Tim Nash’s sustainable stock showdown: Boeing vs. Siemens

The whole world has been talking about Boeing ever since a second 757 Max 8 plane crashed in Ethiopia on March 10th leading to the tragic death of all 157 passengers and crew. The first crash killed 189 people in Indonesia last October. Since both crashes occurred in a suspiciously similar manner, ...