Deaths of Despair

  In March of 2017 a landmark study was released connecting financial security and death rates in the United States. The information is sobering and should be the focus of policy changes at all levels of government.   A recent study by Princeton Professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton titled, “Mortality and morbidity in the… Continue reading Deaths of Despair

“Morning in America…”

I was driving into work today and a Chevy Volt sped by me. Yesterday a Fisker Karma was parked in front of my office. Last month Tesla started mass production of the Model3. Technology is bringing a renaissance to American manufacturing. New industries and new job descriptions are being created, even as “old economy” jobs… Continue reading “Morning in America…”

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

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