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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.

Three countries possess over 50% of Africa’s total wealth

More than half of Africa’s total wealth is controlled by only three nations according to this year’s Africa Wealth Report (pdf) published […]

Europe could see a devastating ‘Lehman Brothers’ event as power producers face $1.5 trillion in margin calls — here’s how governments across the region are stepping in

Wild swings in the price of natural gas — exacerbated by the halt of supply from the Russian Nord Stream […]

How Trump Survived Decades of Legal Trouble: Deny, Deflect, Delay, and Don’t Put Anything in Writing

Fifty years ago, Donald Trump learned the legal strategy that would repeatedly get him out of tight legal jams. It […]

How the Royal Family Actually Makes Their Money

When she passed away on September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II had a sizable net worth. Questions about how the royal […]

Patagonia founder gives away company, with all profits going to fighting climate change

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard is giving away the multibillion-dollar outdoor apparel company, the climber-turned-businessman announced on Wednesday. Chouinard and his […]

The Elemental Composition of the Human Body

The Elemental Composition of a Human Body This was originally posted on Elements. Sign up to the free mailing list to get beautiful […]

How fairy tales shape fighting spirit: Ukraine’s children hear bedtime stories of underdog heroes, while Russian children hear tales of magical success

Mia Bloom, Professor and Fellow at Evidence Based Cyber Security Program, Georgia State University and Sophia Moskalenko, Research Fellow in […]

Why weed companies can’t make any money

Paul Demko It’s not easy selling weed. The legal marijuana business is booming — revenues are projected to hit $32 billion […]

A Logarithmic Map of the Entire Observable Universe

Among the scientific community, it’s widely believed that so far humans have only discovered about 5% of the universe. Yet, despite […]

The 2 Billion Year Old Nuclear Reactor That Exists In Africa

When we generally think of nuclear reactors, we think of the ones created by humans. They’re anthropogenic and technically artificial, designed and […]