Economics Misconceptions, Part 2

From James Altucher: FINANCIAL FRIDAYS: WHY TODAY IS THE DAY YOU HAVE TO REINVENT YOURSELF It’s going to be a shitstorm and I hope I have my umbrella. For the financial elite, it’s the best of times. For everyone else, maybe not so much, but…

Post-2008 Capitalism: A Guide

From n+1 magazine, After Capitalism: HOW WILL IT END? For centuries even the most sanguine of capitalism’s theorists have thought it not long for this world. Smith, Ricardo, and Mill pointed to a “falling rate of profit” linked to inevitable declines in agricultural productivity. Marx…

China’s investors find safe haven in American real estate

From Yahoo finance: China’s investors find safe haven in American real estate Commercial real estate isn’t the only type of property seeing large inflows of Chinese money. The country’s investors have also been active in the residential realty. They bought $28.6 billion in American residences,…