I found the following chart interesting:
First, it really hits home how little of the world population lives in the west hemisphere.
Second, it shows how similarly lopsided the North American population distribution is.
For example, despite large cities like LA, the NA west (i.e., west of the Rockies) has a surprisingly small fraction of the total continent’s population. Water plays a big role in that, of course, but there are plenty of [...]
Look around the world as ArabianMoney always does in the summer because the excessive heat of the Middle East drives us all to seek out cooler climates, and you very quickly realize this year that the main issue is deflation, not inflation.
Gas prices are falling with the oil price. Indeed, falling commodity prices are taking the pressure off input prices across the board.
The demand destruction of widespread economic contraction [...]
Market pressure drove researchers to abandon biotech pig ‘contending’ to be first approved GM meat on consumer plates.
April 5, 2012
In a victory against biotech, Canada’s Ontario Pork has announced its decision to cut funding and stop research for the enviropig, genetically-engineered to produce less phosphorous in manure, in effort to reduce the environmental impact of raising pigs.
“[Enviro-pig] certainly does not have the public’s support,” Lucy Sharatt, Coordinator of the Canadian [...]
October through December, depending on your climate, is the time of year to plant garlic. The cloves are tucked into their soil beds for the winter and are able to establish their root system early in their growth process. Their green shoots will appear in early spring, or earlier if you live somewhere with mild winters. Garlic bulbs are harvested in summer, when some of the leaves have turned brown, but [...]
“Illusory Prosperity” – Ludwig von Mises on Monetary Policy
byJohn P. Hussman, Ph.D.
A few notes about our investment strategy in the present environment: The stock market continues to be characterized by an overvalued, overbought, overbullish, rising-yields syndrome that has historically proved to be quite negative for stocks. It is urgent to stress here that while overvaluation itself can persist for quarters or even years, the [...]