Climate change, economy, retirement

Rising Seas and the Risk to Retirees

  Florida has always been considered a favorite retirement destination. The warmer climate attracting older American’s who have health issues ranging from Asthma to Arthritis, from Heart Disease to Parkinson’s. 20% of Florida’s population is over age 65 (compared to only 15% in New Jersey).   An additional challenge facing retirees in both Florida and… Continue reading Rising Seas and the Risk to Retirees

economy, retirement

Trick or Treat? The Potential Downside of Tax Reform for Investors

      There is an old story that goes “beware what you wish for…” Things don’t always turn out as expected.   Along those lines I watched a fascinating interview of Tom Lee, head of research at Fundstrat, on Bloomberg this morning.   His feeling is that a Tax cut, as it is currently… Continue reading Trick or Treat? The Potential Downside of Tax Reform for Investors

economy, new economy, retirement

Management Flaws in Corporate America

The most recent rounds of corporate earnings reports for retail companies has by and large been very disappointing. Many companies are struggling to survive in an environment dominated by a few large ecommerce companies.   Disappointing earnings have resulted in lowered outlooks and fallen stock prices of many retail companies.   I recently had the… Continue reading Management Flaws in Corporate America

Climate change, economy, retirement

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

Climate change, economy, retirement

Rising temperatures threaten 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 crops,… Continue reading Rising temperatures threaten global GDP