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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.

Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

The 8 Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, […]

Zillow’s new search tool helps find housing for those in need

Escaping homelessness is an enormous undertaking, not least because so many landlords and property managers have strict criteria for new tenants. Those […]

These $50,000 tiny homes unfold out of shipping containers and can be combined into custom houses

Las Vegas-based Boxabl wants to mass-produce low-cost housing. The company released its first product, a 375-square-foot prefab studio apartment early […]

Vietnam: How this country of 95 million kept its coronavirus death toll at zero

When the world looked to Asia for successful examples in handling the novel coronavirus outbreak, much attention and plaudits were […]

IMF chief says pandemic will unleash worst recession since Great Depression

By Andrea Shalal and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The pandemic sweeping the world will turn global economic growth “sharply […]

‘Health Silk Road’ heats up as China and U.S. boost efforts amid coronavirus

China’s not the only one working on the “Health Silk Road.”  As Beijing pushes for global health leadership amid the […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has three directions, and all point to new cases well into 2021

In one scenario, there will be a series of outbreaks in the next one to two years, smaller than the […]

What will schools look like when they open? See what other countries are doing

As the coronavirus pandemic slows in other countries, children are returning to classrooms with preventive measures such as face masks […]

Opinion: Russia is the world’s biggest loser from oil’s crash, and that’s reason to worry

Russia’s economy and power is highly dependent on oil and energy prices, writes George Friedman. Editor’s note: The opinions in […]

Over 4 million in US will contract coronavirus if states fully reopen: Wharton model

New numbers from the Penn Wharton Budget Model show that reopening states could cause positive coronavirus case numbers to tick as high […]