Monthly Archives: March 2018

Problems with scientific research

Great article.

http://www.etf.com/sections/features-and-news/smart-betas-foundation-problem?nopaging=1

 

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Plastic Waste

Really interesting information from The Economist:

Last October scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, in Germany, found that ten rivers—two in Africa and the rest in Asia—discharge 90% of all plastic marine debris. The Yangtze alone carries 1.5m tonnes a year.

Here’s one chart:

There’s more data and another fascinating chart if you click the link to the original article.

 

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Monopsony

Learn and understand that word.  It means only one buyer (as opposed to monopoly, meaning only one seller).

It is the cause of wage depression and a major contributor to inequality.

Here’s a great article about it from Jonathan Tepper:

http://www.mauldineconomics.com/outsidethebox/why-american-workers-arent-getting-a-raise-an-economic-detective-story

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Sinking of the Lexington – Battle of the Coral Sea

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