interesting Tedx Talk on Basic Income & fix for capitalism

interesting Tedx Talk on Basic Income & fix for capitalism
Recently came across this on my Youtube feed. A pretty interesting Tedx talk on future of work, inequality and how a UBI (Universal Basic Income ), may actually work to solve some of today’s structure inequality issues. The talk by Federico Pistono | Basic income and other ways to fix capitalism , gives us a really strong ...

Why NJ / northeast real estate housing values will crash in coming years. 15

Why NJ / northeast real estate housing values will crash in coming years.
While this post may seem out-of-touch with today’s real estate market in NJ, it’s my contention that multiple economic headwinds from 2016 and beyond will lead to structural changes in the economies of the northeast which will in turn cause pretty severe price declines and adjustments for NJ (and many northeast regions) real estate property ...

Book thoughts: Our Final Invention – the coming AI-pocalypse 2

Book thoughts: Our Final Invention - the coming AI-pocalypse
I recently just finished reading (listening to…)  Our Final Invention – Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era by James Barrat . I was intrigued by this book when I saw it come across my Flipbook newsfeed. The book deals with a topic of particular interest to me being in the IT realm. The premise is that ...

Ten conspiracy predictions that may well be true… 2

Ten conspiracy predictions that may well be true...
I’m typically not a conspiracy theory person, I’m pretty confident most things have a reasonable and justifiable explanation, but I too  like to indulge my questioning side, and for fun (no I’m not losing it) ask what if?..  Now this posting isn’t unique, and if you think conspiracy theories are always bunk look  here 10 ...

Why are we alone? the Fermi Paradox

Why are we alone? the Fermi Paradox
I came across an interesting read  the other morning  on my Flipboard news stream.. From Gizmodo The Fermi Paradox: Where the Hell Are the Other Earths?  . Basically the Fermi Paradox in a nutshell says, in such a vast universe such as ours with so many potential stars and planets why haven’t we seen evidence of ...

How can planes “vanish” in 2014? 1

How can planes
UPDATE (10/10/2014): PBS Series NOVA did an interesting episode on this topic.. take a look here. Nova: Why Planes Vanish (Video) UPDATE (12/29/2014): Sadly another aircraft has been AirAsia Flight QZ8501, has gone missing, while this incident seems a bit less mysterious than MH370 , it again underscores the need for real-time GPS (Satellite live telemetry systems. ...

Planet Money podcasts rock! my favorite episodes!

Planet Money podcasts rock! my favorite episodes!
Why Planet Money Rocks! Planet Money (NPR) podcasts are awesome! the podcast on anything related to finance, economy,  money with plenty of social commentary mixed in, are thoroughly entertaining, thought provoking ,downright frustrating  and most of all enlightening. In my daily diet of podcasts, Planet Money are  almost always universally excellent, the wide variety of ...

Do only sick older people watch the evening news? 5

Do only sick older people watch the evening news?
My  daily routine after I get home from the gym or work, is to have a late dinner and then check out the evening news that I DVR’d . I don’t watch it live because I’m not home around 6:30p, so I just record it and watch it later, plus I can fast forward through ...

Benefits of quitting…

Benefits of quitting...
So this week I came across an interesting Freakonomics podcast , which was actually just a re-broadcast that previously aired. The podcast was titled The Upside of Quitting  the podcast goes on to explore from an economic angle the pro’s and cons of quitting, and challenges the old adage, Quitters never win, and winners never quit.. It ...