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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.

A True Tree of Life: The Seeds From This Magical Plant Can Clean Water

  The Himalayan Moringa tree can clean drinking water while providing food, fuel, and fertilizer.   A woman and her [...]

Here’s what you need to know before taking out a peer-to-peer loan

  By Mandi Woodruff  Peer-to-peer lending giant Lending Club is gearing up to have one of the biggest tech initial public offerings of [...]

The $650 Billion Global Housing Gap

By Douglas A. McIntyre, 247WallSt, Affordable housing must be a key to a stable economy and the foundation of a [...]

Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare?

Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare? The U.S. delivers roughly three times as many mammograms, [...]

Cross-Border Data Flows, the Internet and What it Means for U.S. and EU Trade and Investment

By Joshua Meltzer, Brooking Institute, The most globally significant bilateral trade and investment relationship is between the U.S. and the [...]

This Flowchart Could Help You Decide Whether To Buy Or Rent A Home

  By Libby Kane and Skye Gould Should you buy or rent a home? The flowchart below may be able to [...]

Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

  By Luiza Ilie BUCHAREST (Reuters) – In a well-lit office with red window frames in downtown Bucharest, Romania’s first [...]

Why Experts Reject Creativity

By Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, People think they like creativity. But teachers, scientists, and executives are biased against new ways [...]

This Story Is Like an Uber for Articles

Dan Tynan Tech Columnist (Uber) By now you’ve probably heard of Uber, the alternative to traditional taxis that lets you beckon a [...]

Oil Prices Continue to Define Geopolitics

From Stratfor, Geopolitical diary, Editor’s Note: Oil prices dropped steeply Oct. 14, with crude oil futures falling 4.6 percent to [...]

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