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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.

Intuit launches QuickBooks Capital, a small business lending service powered by AI

Intuit, the company behind products like QuickBooks and TurboTax, is getting into the small business lending space. With QuickBooks Capital, […]

The Economic History of the Last 2,000 Years in 1 Little Graph

That headline is a big promise. But here it is: The economic history of the world going back to Year […]

The History Of Money: From Beads To Virtual Currency [Infographic]

We spend it in cash and transfer it with smartphones, but how many of us know its history? Here’s a […]

As U.S. Postage Rates Continue To Rise, The USPS Gives The Chinese A ‘Free Ride’

As the rates of the U.S. Postal Service continue on their precipitous ascent, how cheaply Chinese merchants are able to ship their […]

Is the rent “too damn high”? Or are incomes too low?

Having a safe, stable, healthy place to live is essential. But, for some families, once the rent or mortgage is […]

Making Sense of Bitcoin and Its Wild Price Ride: QuickTake Q&A

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $19,000. Once seen as […]

Financing African cities: What is the role of land value capture?

This week, December 10-14, marks the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) week. This year’s conference is under the […]

Why Cryptocurrencies Keep Bouncing Back

Late Saturday, bitcoin traded near $15,600 according to Coindesk. About 12 hours later it traded around $12,900, a drop of […]

$63 Trillion of World Debt in One Visualization

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist, $63 Trillion of World Debt in One Visualization If you add up all the money […]

The Remarkable Early Years of Warren Buffett

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist, For most people, the “Oracle of Omaha” needs no introduction. With a self-made net worth […]

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