Brent Cook and Quinton Hennigh Use Geology to Find Winners

In today’s fast-paced market, investors sometimes forget that mining is an intricate and time-consuming science experiment. Investors who can stomach the risk and the wait are generally the ones who profit the most. Brent Cook, editor of Exploration Insights newsletter, and Quinton Hennigh, a geologist and contributor to the newsletter, believe that investments . . . → Read More: Brent Cook and Quinton Hennigh Use Geology to Find Winners

Doug Casey Predicts Day of Economic Reckoning Is Near

It is a deal with the devil: Governments churn out more and more cash for the promise of continued prosperity. But the day of reckoning is near, according to Doug Casey, chairman of Casey Research and an expert on crisis investing. As the epic battle between inflation and deflation continues, Casey discusses his . . . → Read More: Doug Casey Predicts Day of Economic Reckoning Is Near

New moves in regulation of debit card payments

by Viral Shah.

The Reserve Bank of India has stepped in to regulate the pricing for debit card transactions. The rationale behind this regulatory change seems to be that lower transaction processing fees paid by merchants will lead to an increase in the adoption of retail electronic payments overall. Issuing banks will have to . . . → Read More: New moves in regulation of debit card payments

How to achieve safety in payments

The technological opportunity in payments

In the old days, the field of payments was inextricably interlinked with banking. Money was only held in bank accounts; the only way to move money around was through banks.

Advances in computer technology coupled with financial innovation have changed all this. Banks are no longer the only game . . . → Read More: How to achieve safety in payments

Economics and The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games – book and movie

I have no excuse – no teenage daughter or son around the house to lure me into Suzanne Collins’ trilogy that starts with The Hunger Games. I read all three just for the fun of it. And now there is an interesting tie-in between the book/movie and . . . → Read More: Economics and The Hunger Games

The Technology Gap

A while back I theorized that government intervention in the market causes labor disruptions in that it pulls demand for technology forward in order to reduce the costs of unskilled labor. It turns out that I may be on to something:

Parlier earns about $13 an hour. She’d like to become one of the . . . → Read More: The Technology Gap

Too Bad the Name "Illuminati" is Already Taken

Our household transitioned to Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) light bulbs years ago. We did it over time, replacing our incandescent bulbs as they burned out. At this point, the only remaining incandescents in the house are those “makeup bulbs” in the significant other’s vanity lamp.

Why did we change over? Because the CFLs were . . . → Read More: Too Bad the Name Illuminati is Already Taken

Ian McAvity: Is Greed Good for Gold?

Amid a chorus of gold mining pundits yelling for investors to snap up cheap gold equities is Ian McAvity, a 50-year veteran of the markets, telling investors to wait. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, McAvity, who produces Deliberations on World Markets, explains why historical cycles lead him to believe the market . . . → Read More: Ian McAvity: Is Greed Good for Gold?

Government-Imposed Failure

Chuck has good idea for reforming education:

Sometimes you hear lamentation over the fact that teachers aren’t regarded with proper levels of esteem. That we have star athletes but no star teachers even when most students would benefit more from the latter. A possible solution to that problem with a keener eye for improving . . . → Read More: Government-Imposed Failure

Copyright Versus Technology

ASI:

Consumers are watching as many – if not more – films than ever for less money and time than ever, for a third of the cost. The money that had been spent on (now unneeded) overheads can go on other things. Be sure to avoid the broken window fallacy – the saved money . . . → Read More: Copyright Versus Technology