Productivity and Robots

  For decades the US economy has suffered from stagnant wages and stifled productivity. While the economy has grown in GDP since 1970 growing from $1 trillion to $18.5 trillion in 2016 the American worker has not enjoyed commensurate benefits. Wages have remained flat for decades.    In the past, studies have shown that part… Continue reading Productivity and Robots

Global future growth… and Climate Change

A recent Bloomberg article titled “The Global Growth Hotspots of the Future Are Here” discussed an HSBC report which advises that investors need to focus on the growth of cities in the Emerging Markets. “While wealthier countries are more urbanized today, the proportion of urban to rural dwellers in emerging markets is expected to climb to… Continue reading Global future growth… and Climate Change

“We are talking about a genuine existential issue”: An interview with Ian Dunlop, Sustainability Consultant based in Australia

Ian Dunlop’s life has been spent in the center of the carbon economy and the climate change debate.   His bio from LinkedIn chronicles his background… Ian Dunlop has wide experience in energy resources, infrastructure, and international business, for many years on the international staff of Royal Dutch Shell. He has worked at senior level… Continue reading “We are talking about a genuine existential issue”: An interview with Ian Dunlop, Sustainability Consultant based in Australia

Rising global temperatures will hurt global GDP

  A study just released by the science journal Nature makes the connection between the rise of global temperatures and the negative impact this has on GDP around the world. In the study, titled “Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic production”, researchers found that “fundamental productive elements of modern economies, such as workers and… Continue reading Rising global temperatures will hurt global GDP

A Guidebook for the Anthropocene Era

      I recently had the pleasure of seeing Gary Vaynerchuk and Stephanie Ruhle in New York City at the 92Y. (1) During the evening Gary shared many insights on the nature of the new economic system that we are seeing develop and how we can survive and excel.   I have written before… Continue reading A Guidebook for the Anthropocene Era

The impact of global climate change on individual financial planning, 2017

  Register at james_cox@devon-financial.com Date: April 20th, 2017 Time: 6pm Location: Workspace on Bridge, 167 Bridge St. Phoenixville, PA 19460 James Cox, Financial Advisor Devon Financial Partners 744 West Lancaster Av, Suite 235, Wayne, PA 19087 Phone 610-293-8300, Cell 215 768 5883   Registered Representative and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). OSJ:… Continue reading The impact of global climate change on individual financial planning, 2017