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More on the Recession
- What are high profile economists saying about 2009? Hear from Roubini, Taleb, Faber, Rogers, Schiff, Coxe, and more. Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the gloomiest of them all?
- For Gen X and Ys, the recession presents a myriad of opportunities in housing and investment. They are there, you just gonna look for them, and be very optimistic. Believe it or not, the recession has perks
- What the recession and the past can and can not teach us. When the paradigm changes, one must re-adjust. So perhaps looking back on history is not a great thing. One way of dealing with a broken economy: Ignore history
- The market is far from inefficient, the sooner you accept this, the better you can sleep at night. Believe this, and you’ll sleep better at night
- Whole-picture macro-trends driven investing is not easy, if you don’t believe the difficulties of it, just read this. Or maybe not, because you might stop investing altogether. Are you seeing the whole picture when it comes to investing?
- Has the financial crisis changed fundamental rules of investing going forward? Read about why investors and consumers are the only ones that can push businesses into good behaviour. Old rules out, new rules in: What investors should demand going forward?
Some investment ideas
- The food crisis ruled the news last year, now it’s forgotten. Will the food crisis come back, and when it does, are we prepared? And more importantly, can we benefit from this? What the forgotten food crisis means for your investment
- The housing bubble took place with no demographic support, maybe that’s why we’re in this hole right now. Love it or hate it, demographics matters for an investor (I)
- What demographics are telling investors to focus on in the future. Hint: needs will trump wants. Hint: where do most people in the world live and what do they absolutely need? Love it or hate it, demographics matters for an investor (II)
Some comic relief, cuz God knows we need every bit of laugh we can get
- Places that are doing worse than your average recession-ridden economies. That is, unless you live in Iceland, Germany, Japan, or Ireland. Then I’m truly sorry. Who’s worse off than you?
- The curious case of Berlin and how it’s able to avoid the recession. I explain my findings of the city, along with pictures from 2008. Who is too poor to afford a recession?
- Thoughts on European immigration and the welfare system, and a piece on Japan and its very broken society . Those are not as funny but hopefully you find some solace in other people’s equally unsolveable problems? When pragmatism trumps ideology and Japan and its broken social contract.
- On my life in the land of cows and windmills, on baking my own birthday cake and endless air kisses. The year of living Dutch
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