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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.

Are Stock Buybacks Starving the Economy?

Stock buybacks are eating the world. The once-illegal practice of companies purchasing their own shares is pulling money away from […]

How Online Games Are Changing Education In China And The U.S.

Note: This column appears in the March-April issue of Forbes China, the Chinese-language edition of Forbes. Click here for the Chinese version. Robert […]

Barack Obama Says Everyone Should Ask These Three Questions Before Choosing a Mate: New Book

If you’ve every wondered about the secret to Barack and Michelle Obama‘s happy marriage, the answer might have just been revealed. In a […]

Visualizing the Books That Bill Gates Loves and Recommends

Bill Gates loves books. The co-founder of Microsoft and heavyweight philanthropist says he reads around 50 books each year, or […]

Social Security calculators aim to take the complexity out of deciding when to claim

In school, you were taught that 1+1=2, and that that worked out no matter what kind of calculator you used. […]

What one guy learned going from a 6-figure salary to $100,000 in debt

Rodney Williams left a cushy corporate gig with a six-figure salary to build a start-up that sank him six figures […]

At a storied Chinatown bakery, four generations labor to learn lessons of family

The cakes kept coming out too small, too dry, too dense. Friends and relatives complained that Youlen Chan’s baking was […]

What Is America Doing To China? The Same Things It Did To Japan

Washington has sent a clear and loud message to China in recent months: You can no longer take the American […]

The Skills Needed to Survive the Robot Invasion of the Workplace

Automation is coming to the workplace. Millions of jobs will be destroyed, but many jobs will also be simultaneously created in […]

How the tech behind bitcoin and Ethereum could change your life

Blockchain has the potential to be a game-changer Last year, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum made their presence felt in […]

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