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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.

Meet the tech-savvy upstarts who think they can finally give Realtors a run for their money

By Andrea Riquier Behind the new entrants aiming to undercut the dominant Realtors Bloomberg News/LandovIs a revolution finally coming to real […]

Why Warren Buffett Is Right About China

Miriam Tuerk At the recent U.S.-China Investor Forum, Warren Buffett discussed how China has “unleashed the potential of their citizenry.” In 2017, […]

0x lets any app be the Craigslist of cryptocurrency

Josh Constine Centralized crypto exchanges like Coinbase are easy but expensive because they introduce a middleman. Not-for-profit project 0x  allows any developer […]

How to set your kids up for success — make sure they are really good at these four things

I never gave much thought to being a father. I was finishing up grad school when my wife first talked […]

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 […]

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