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Food for Thought. Thoughtful debate and insightful observations/ commentary on actions/events in financial markets, investments, societies, and governments around the world that impact our lives. Also Oxstone Team’s Global Investment Commentary and Best Investment Ideas.

I looked into ‘house hacking’ to live for free, but there are a few reasons I’ve decided it’s not for me

As someone who’s obsessed with optimizing their financial life, I like to take advantage of any opportunity I can to […]

Inside a Siberian Crypto Mining Complex

In Siberia, cheap hydropower, cold climate, and abandoned Soviet industrial infrastructure has made the region of Irkutsk an attractive spot […]

You’re fooling yourself if you think you can retire early with kids

The FIRE movement naysayers are right. Retiring early is nearly impossible if you have kids. Don’t be fooled by the […]

Here’s who really decides whether Trump is impeached and forced from office

How does the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump compare to the one that forced Richard Nixon […]

An under-the-radar way to measure economic growth in China is painting a bleak picture

China’s true pace of economic growth is always hard to decipher, but the country’s lagging diesel demand could be a […]

Meet the A.I. landlord that’s building a single-family-home empire

Data science helped Amherst Holdings CEO Sean Dobson make a fortune in the housing crash. Now he’s deploying A.I. to […]

China set to deepen Argentine trade ties with bid for grains ‘superhighway’

By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Chinese state-owned construction giant CCCC is preparing a bid to dredge Argentina’s Parana […]

Trucking industry’s troubles spill over to rest of the economy

This year alone, some 2,500 truck drivers have lost their jobs as trucking companies large and small declare bankruptcy. Major […]

Inflation by stealth: how Japan’s firms fight the frugal retail psyche

By Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) – After years of soggy inflation and the long reign of Japan’s tight-fisted shoppers, businesses […]

How luxury units turn into affordable housing

Building more high-end apartments doesn’t sound like a quick fix for the affordable housing crisis. But maybe you just have […]