News Stories relating to "money"
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here's something to think about when you go to some of those holiday blockbusters
can still listen to this show): Movies COST lots of money, but they MAKE lots of money too--they'...
Friday, September 28, 2012
Most of us have already figured out that our money isn't real
can still listen to this show). Manhattan gold merchant Ibrahim Fadl discovered this we he found that several 10-ounce gold bars,...
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A new study shows that the super-wealthy of the world have an estimated 21 trillion dollars
hidden in secret bank accounts around the world. This is more that the gross domestic products of the US and Japan combined....
Monday, July 30, 2012
Our bodies may be modern, but our BRAINS are still prehistoric--at least according to one researcher, who says that our minds, bodies, businesses, governments, and social institutions are no longer capable of coping with the rapid rate of change in technology.
William Davidow, formerly head of the microprocessor division at Intel,...
Monday, January 23, 2012
There are signs that China may not be doing as well economically as it claims to be, and those signs are: skyscrapers. According to a study by Barclays Capital, the building of skyscrapers over the last 140 years is a sure indicator of an imminent crash. The construction boom that produced both New York's Chrysler and Empire State buildings...
Monday, November 14, 2011
In theory, older people and people with higher levels of education should be more financially stable
and have an easier time affording their homes, but since the economy has become such a horror show
Friday, September 2, 2011
What can be done to create more JOBS
? ONE thing we can do is become more bored, because boredom leads to the kind of innovation that creates new kinds of employment.
Monday, August 1, 2011
On Thursday, an unknown entity placed a one billion dollar trade in the bond futures market that will profit if US interest rates rise. This means that a major proprietary trader almost certainly knows either that the Federal Reserve will shortly raise interest rates or that the US credit rating is going to be dropped from AAA to AA by credit...
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Instead of feeling stressed by the money they owe, many young adults actually feel empowered by their credit card and education debts (Whitley was lucky--a lot of his education was free
!) You can't buy happiness: This is a phrase you hear all the time (especially...
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
We recently told you which cities in the world are most likely to be destroyed by an asteroid impact
. While congress argues about tax and spending cuts, we can now tell you which US metro region is most likely to come out of the current ECONOMIC impact relatively unscathed.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
In the US, why are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? Part of the answer has to do with where you live. Economist Ronni Pavan says, "Our results show that overall up to one-third of the growth in the wage gap between the rich and the poor is driven by city size independent of workers' skills." In other words, if you...
Friday, December 3, 2010
...And Jim Marrs, this week's Dreamland host
and author of "The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy," ought to know! Banks aren't just giving you credit scores, they are issuing their customers "bank-depositor behavior score," based on your...
Monday, November 8, 2010
The longer people invest their money, the WORSE they do--In this case, experience doesn't improve performance. This only applies to amateur investors, however, not professionals (so maybe you should try to get a job
in the financial industry!) Researcher Yiming Qian says, "Individual...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Drug firms made big money over recent health scare & BP made money on oil spill - Big companies can be vampiric: Despite spending so much to try to cap its leaking oil well, BP actually MADE MONEY on the Gulf oil spill because all their expenses are tax deductible, both in the US and the UK. Both economies are hurting and...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Jihadist terror organizations have set economic terrorism as their new target, intending to harm and paralyze Western economies, the US in particular. A terrorism researcher who monitored internet sites hosted by terrorist and terrorism-supporting organizations over a number of years concludes: "For the Jihadists, the present economic crisis...
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Men have more trouble coping in a recession than women do. Could this be because testosterone makes them more miserly?
In New Scientist, Ewen Callaway quotes neuroeconomist Karen Redwine as saying, "Our broad conclusion is that testosterone causes men essentially to be stingy." With team member Paul Zak, she gave a gel containing...
Monday, March 23, 2009
Because it makes them perform as if they're WORTH IT! - Why are so many CEOS of big companies overpaid, when it's clear that they?ve made a lot of wrong decisions? Maybe it's a ploy to make them perform better, since just thinking about WORDS associated with money makes people more self-reliant and less inclined to help others?...
Friday, October 24, 2008
The current recession, along with corrupt business practices, caused the investment bank Lehman Brothers to go bankrupt. Seven years ago, after Lehman acquired Peabody Coal, a delegation of Navajo, Hopi and Lakota elders warned them about the spiritual consequences of mining coal on the Black Mesa, which is sacred to all three tribes.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
For centuries, autumn has been the season for financial disaster. Modern practices of managing our credit system were supposed to have changed all that. But the panic of 2008 and the market crash of 1987 are possible signs that autumn may still be the weakest link in the financial chain.
Economist Judy L. Klein says, "There were...