A new book by Toby Hemenway. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food―connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways―applies perfectly to many of our other needs.
I got my MBA at Stanford in 1999 when the dot-com bubble was at its zenith, worked for a VC-funded start-up as well as one of the biggest Internet juggernauts (Yahoo!). I lived in Palo Alto, the central core of the tech scene.
As a result, I have a pretty good read on how Silicon Valley works. Many of the folks I worked and went to school with are now in leadership positions at the big operating companies, VC firms and hedge funds in that ecosystem now -- so I have personal knowledge of who's making the decisions.
And it's no secret that I think it's degenerated into a steaming pile of hucksterism.
Get familiar with what to look out for when buying honey (ensure it is actually honey) and make sure you are getting a high quality, raw and unadulterated product for your preps and daily consumption.
- The world economic order is collapsing and this time there seems no way out
- Is the world addicted to debt?
- Protests Erupt In Turkey As Government Accused Of False Flag In Weekend Suicide Blast
- The Big FATCA Failure
- Green Light For Silver
- The Endgame Takes Shape: "Banning Capitalism And Bypassing Capital Markets"
- How Trump Is Beating the Koch Brothers
- Iranian parliament passes bill approving nuclear deal
- House GOP: Don't Give In to Far-Right Bullies
- How Do Consumers Respond To Lower Gasoline Prices?
- Is recycling as awful as the New York Times claims? Not remotely
We were just contacted by Happy To Survive that they rated us a top website for "preparing resources". In fact, they not only included us in their list, but placed us right at the top: we're ranked #6 out of a list of 250 websites.
- Rethinking History Class on Columbus Day
- It's Glencore Versus Goldman in Metals as Miners Cut Production
- Tantalizing Stupidity and the Case for Gold
- Malaysia & the ECM Turning Point & Goldman Sachs
- Matt Drudge Drops Bombshell Warning in Surprise Interview — “I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over”
- Yes, Gas Is Cheap. You Should Still Buy a Hybrid.
- Can Tesla Deliver A Self-Driving Electric Car Before 2020?
- VW Recalls Diesel Vehicles in China to Correct Emissions
Grace Lee Boggs died on Monday, October 5, 2015. She was 100 years old. We hope that this article, originally published in 2011, helps readers to remember her work. Article and top image cross-posted from YES! Magazine.
Environmental activist Rob Greenfeld's food waste display in Union Square Park, New York City. (Sustainable America)
The freelance economy in the United States is growing, as more and more workers turn—either out of economic necessity or as a lifestyle choice—to independent contracting or gig work. Yet we have little substantive data on who freelances and why. Exactly how large is the freelancing population? What industries do today's freelancers represent? What draws them to freelancing in the first place, and why do they stick with it? What specific challenges do freelancers face, and what are policymakers doing about them?
- Americans Are Feeling Pretty Glum About Obama and the Economy
- Turkey Bombs PKK After Ankara's Deadly Blasts as Unrest Persists
- Afghan Taliban’s Reach Is Widest Since 2001, U.N. Says
- By evening, a hospital. By morning, a war zone.
- Why It’s So Hard to Know How Much Retirement Savings Is Enough
- Inside The Race To Stop The Next Mass Shooter
- A radical experiment at Zappos to end the office workplace as we know it
- In California, Electric Cars Outpace Plugs, and Sparks Fly
Daily Digest 10/10 - What You Need To Know About TPP, Children's Cancer Linked To Fukushima Radiation
- The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Are Finished: Here’s What You Need to Know
- Wikileaks Publishes Finalized TPP Chapter Which Expands Monopoly Rights For Pharmaceutical Companies
- Why October Is the Worst Month for Investors
- Gerald Celente: This is a Turning Point Event
- Global Players at the Financial Poker Table
- Charles Hugh Smith: When the Aristocracy Leaves the Commoners in the Dust, The Empire Is Doomed
- The World’s Largest Man-Made Wave Rises Up
- Here’s Why a Prepper Homestead May Not a Good Plan for Survival
- Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation
- Victory! World’s Largest Nation Bans GMO Food Crops
Markets discover price via supply and demand: Big demand + limited supply = rising prices. Abundant supply + sagging demand = declining prices.
Eventually, prices rise to a level that is unaffordable to the majority of potential buyers, with demand coming only from the wealthy. That’s the story of housing in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and other desirable locales that are currently magnets for global capital.
- The Fed Won't Be Able To Soak Up Bad Mortgages Like It Once Did
- Chinese Capital Will Dry Up After Capital Controls Are Imposed
- The weakening petro-dollar will weaken demand for high-end housing
- The inevitable symmetry of bubbles will force a price mean-reversion
If you have not yet read Part 1: How Much Longer Can Our Unaffordable Housing Prices Last? available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.
In Part 1, we looked at factors that limit further home price appreciation—mortgage rates that can’t go much lower and stagnant household incomes—and factors that could continue to push prices higher in islands of strong job growth and global demand.
Here in Part II, we’ll look at several dynamics that could deflate the current Housing Bubble #2, even in areas currently experiencing high demand for housing such as New York City and San Francisco.The Fed Will Encounter Political Headwinds in Pushing Money to the Wealthy
Setting aside cash buyers from overseas, a major factor in the inflation of Housing Bubble #2 was the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing programs that expanded the pool of money available to the already-wealthy while prompting very little “trickling down” of this new money to the bottom 90% of households.
The one Fed policy that aided the bottom 90% was buying $1.75 trillion of home mortgages. This unprecedented buying spree helped push mortgage rates down to equally unprecedented lows.
But as this chart shows, the Fed is...
Daily Digest 10/9 - Good News Friday: The Himalayas From 20,000 Feet, How To Get Your Retirement Right
- The Himalayas From 20,000 feet
- How To Get Your Retirement Right
- Setting Bernie Sanders Apart From the Field: A Palpable Sense of Conviction
- The last gun store in San Francisco is closing for good
- The Carbon Footprint Of Eating Out
- Huge oil discovery in Golan Heights - Israeli media
- Energy Storage Just Got A Massive Vote Of Confidence
- First of Two October Meteor Showers to Peak Thursday as Draconids Shimmer in the Night Sky
An informative infographic that describes the many cost, health, and end product benefits of using a rotational grazing system to manage pastures and rotate your animals. Take a look and learn how you can take advantage of these new methods.
In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:
- A Lack Of Logic
- Markets today no longer trade on sense
- Signs Of A Roll-Over
- It increasingly looks like we're past the market peak
- Black Swans Are Landing
- Volkswagen, Glencore & Deutche Bank
- What Separates The Rich From The Poor?
- The Fed
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JooSoap upcycles used cooking oil into bar, powder, and liquid soap. (JooSoap)
- The 4 Types of Supreme Court Justices
- The Radically Changing Story of the U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital: From Mistake to Justification
- Global Financial Meltdown Coming? Clear Signs That The Great Derivatives Crisis Has Now Begun
- This Has Become Routine — Paul Craig Roberts
- The New U.S. Real Estate Bubble
- Non-Farm Payrolls: There’s Not Enough Lipstick In The World To Pretty Up This Pig
- U.S. to Release 6,000 Inmates From Prisons
- Volkswagen plays down hopes of quick answers over emissions cheating
- UK Gov Sees Fracking As Better Option Than Clean Energy
- At Sky High Farm, Everything That’s Grown Goes to Food Banks