bubble   5003

« earlier    

$20/month to take up to three STINKING, FILTHY, cans of TRASHY GARBAGE out every week.
San  Francisco  startup  bubble  trash  garbage 
5 days ago by dandv
What are some things people in Silicon Valley may be shocked to learn about the outside world? - Quora
Most of Silicon Valley is focused on building products for the top 1% of the world's population. Most of the world needs solutions to problems we rarely talk about, in areas like health care, agricultural production, sustainable construction, citizen activism and empowerment, childhood education, affordable transportation, supply chain optimization, community solidarity and efficacy, etc.

Houses that cost over $1 million are rare, even in other wealthy countries. Most people's friends are not millionaires. Most people don't know people who have retired at age 35.

People can and do separate their lives from their work.

Intelligence and "nerdiness" are not always highly regarded.

The average American adult spends 34 hours/week watching TV and just 5 hours/week on the Internet (2012 numbers).
life  Silicon  Valley  reality  check  thought  bubble 
5 days ago by dandv
Scotland's social care services 'unsustainable' - BBC News
The current system of social care in Scotland is "unsustainable", according to a financial watchdog.
The Accounts Commission said an additional £667m would be needed by 2020 to maintain current levels of service, and called for a "frank and wide-ranging" debate on the issue.
adult  social  care  elderly  NHS  Scotland  bed  blocking  Crisis  ageing  population  sick  premature  austerity  demographic  bubble 
6 days ago by asterisk2a
Anonymous Conservative -- China’s Real Estate Market Likened To Tulip Fever
'There are so many cracks in the foundation, it is impossible to guess where the collapse will begin: "Housing in major cities in China has seen price hikes over the last year that resemble the famous Dutch “Tulip Fever” bubble of 1637, according to new research by economic consultancy firm Longview Economics. -- “I think what’s going on in China is troubling … some of the valuations there are really quite extraordinary,” Chris Watling, the CEO of Longview Economics, told CNBC Thursday. “We’ve double checked these numbers about seven times, because I found them quite hard to believe.” -- “Housing in some of the tier 1 cities is more expensive than it is in London, which I think itself is on a bubble, Watling added. “The (stock) market exploded to the upside and then crashed dramatically. That money had to go somewhere, so it washed around the system … so a lot of it has gone into housing.” The analysis suggests that the typical home in Shenzhen costs approximately $800,000. Watling said that the house-income ratio in Shenzhen is now running at 70 times, compared to around 16 times in somewhere like London."'
economics  china  land  malinvestment  malspeculation  rentseeking  bubble 
7 days ago by adamcrowe
RNIB report: Patients in England face 15-month wait for cataract surgery | Society | The Guardian
Patients in England are having to wait up to 15 months to have cataracts removed from their eyes amid increasing rationing linked to the NHS’s deepening financial woes, a new report has revealed. [...] Making patients wait is “a false economy” because delay increases the risk of depression, social isolation and hip fracture, the report said. “Treating mental health conditions and repairing hip fractures are substantially more costly to the NHS and social care services than cataract.”
NHS  Crisis  England  rationing  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  austerity  sick  Transgender 
7 days ago by asterisk2a
Yes, I’d lie to you | The Economist
Depressing Economist piece on the post-truth political reality, filter bubbles and their effects
filter  bubble  misinformation  propaganda  politics  truthiness  from twitter
15 days ago by fjordaan
This Bubble's Got Legs - Bloomberg Gadfly
A Credit Suisse gauge known as the cross-market contagion indicator -- which tracks price relationships in equities, credit, currencies and commodities -- shows different markets are influencing each other more than at any time since at least 2008.Historically, very high correlations are associated either with a panic or a bubble. Extreme asset inflation tends to reach fever pitch partly because of what scholars call positive feedback, or where exuberance and herd mentality feed further investment.Some of the biggest bubbles of the past century were marked by this spillover to all asset classes. But once one market pops, the rest deflate as well.

Perhaps the best indicator is the so-called complacency index, which relates enterprise value (dictated by market prices for a company's debt and stock), Ebit (a measure of actual profitability) and the Chicago Board Options Exchange's Volatility Index, or VIX. The ratio between these three hasn't been this high since just before the 2008 credit crisis -- and the higher it goes, the more you should worry.

With hindsight, it's usually easy to spot the asset class that starts things. In 2008, it was real estate; in 2001, dot-com companies. This time, it's cash. With all the central bank experiments in Japan, Europe and even the U.S., there's just too much money lying around.
bubble  investing  housing-bubble 
19 days ago by hellsten
Economists Discuss the Predictions That Divide Them - The New York Times
Given your split in views, and the broader questions about growth, what does that mean for the stock market?

Ms. Pomboy: I come back to corporate profits. People are willing to dismiss quarter after quarter of disappointing economic data and downward revisions, but a moment of truth is coming for the stock market. I have to confess this is one area I’ve missed in terms of the stock market continuing to rise this year. But given how far asset prices are extended, I think we could easily see a 20 percent move to the downside. You wanted a bear, you got a bear.

Mr. Gapen: Corporate profits are a legitimate issue — but the weakness has been concentrated in manufacturing, energy and industrials. Other areas, like technology and health care, have fared better. There is a risk out there that the market is still too optimistic, but Barclays’s view is that equities will move sideways for the time being.

Longer term, what is your view? Is the economy condemned to slow growth in the years, even decades ahead?

Ms. Pomboy: I believe we are in a permanent era of low growth. The consumer is inclined to save and we have an aging population that is being forced to consume health care that is rising at double-digit rates. Against this backdrop, the Fed is impotent. However, they can’t admit that, so they will do more of the same — to no avail.

Since policy makers can’t abide that slow growth, the onus will shift to the fiscal side and political leadership. Reducing the corporate tax rate, reducing the regulatory burden on companies and changing the tax code to incentivize corporations to hire and expand, rather than pay dividends and buy back stock, would certainly help growth in the long term.

[This prescription is very right wing. Luckily, the Dems are going to win the election with a mandate to build infrastructure and counter climate change, which will actually have the effect that Pomboy wants, without enriching the wealthy directly. However, I think her tea leaves reading is right on.]

Mr. Gapen: I think the best we can do is 2 to 2.5 percent annually in the long run. Productivity growth is slow here, the rest of the world is growing more slowly and there is a lot of excess capacity out there, especially in China. In terms of economic output, America is the best apple in a bad bunch.

That said, there’s a case to be made that more investment in education, more emphasis on retraining and retooling American workers, and more infrastructure spending would help. There are things that can be done and a well-calibrated public-sector investment plan would pay dividends in the long term.
stocks  economics  bubble  stephanie_pomboy  michael_gapen 
28 days ago by stoweboyd
After building boom, South Korea girds for housing glut | Reuters
But the home-building boom has fueled a surge in borrowing. South Korea's household debt, already the highest among emerging markets, threatens to choke off consumer spending and has prompted the government to step in to prevent a damaging crash.

In places like Yongin, the flood of new apartments also means re-sale prices could suffer.

"They are building way too much, it's irresponsible," said Kim, a real estate broker in Yongin for 10 years.

"I can't possibly recommend these new ones to my customers when I'm sure they will lose money," Kim said.
housing  economy  southkorea  korea  bubble  eatkorea  reuters 
29 days ago by noodlepie
The biggest threat to democracy? Your social media feed | World Economic Forum
And while social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter generally have the power to expose us to politically diverse opinions, research suggests that the filter bubbles they sometimes create are, in fact, exacerbated by the platforms’ personalization algorithms, which are based on our social networks and our previously expressed ideas.

This means that instead of creating an ideal type of a digitally mediated “public agora”, which would allow citizens to voice their concerns and share their hopes, the internet has actually increased conflict and ideological segregation between opposing views, granting a disproportionate amount of clout to the most extreme opinions.
Internet  politics  social  media  bias  personalization  bubble 
4 weeks ago by dandv
Blogilates Worst of the Fitness Industry Round 2 - YouTube
Dr Michael Greger // epidemiological findings - rise in cholesterol coincides w rise of reported back pain in society at large. // studies need to be done! // premature disc degeneration (big block of cartilage)
backpain  Rücken  vascular  Cardiovascular  disease  Diseases  public  health  sick  population  NHS  chronic  pain  dietary  diet-related  cholesterol  ageing  Demographic  Bubble  lifestyle  prematue  western  world  obesity  overweight 
4 weeks ago by asterisk2a
The Unicorn Ledge – Don’t Jump | DIGITS to DOLLARS
I am ready to concede that there are many companies who will be threatened by new technology. And that many large, established players will need to make some big acquisitions. But whenever we talk about the entire economy be completely thrown out of whack, those are the times when we have reached the peak. The economy is big, and many of the ambitious disruptions that private companies are now talking about will take many years just to prove themselves. Remember Webvan? The last time I read pieces like McClure’s, Webvan was making big promises. Their vision eventually became the reality of Amazon, but it took a decade and billions of lost venture dollars.  I am not a Luddite, I like my technology and apps and gadgets as much as anyone else in Northern California. I just think we need to be sober about forecasting ‘Big Changes’ to everything.
startup  valuation  DaveMcClure  critique  bubble  DigitstoDollars  2016 
4 weeks ago by inspiral

« earlier    

related tags

1%  10%  1980s  1985  1987  2  20%  2002  2012  2015  2016  2032  @wallstreetjournal  a&e  a&e  a  abenomics  account  action  adtech  adult  advertising  advocacy  affordability  affordable  ageing  aggregate  agreement  ai  al-qaeda  al-qaida  algo  algorithm  algorithms  algos  allages  allocation  altersarmut  alzheimer  america  american  android  angela  app  apple  apps  arispool  arm  array  art  articles  asia  asset  attack  augmented  ausländerfeindlichkeit  austerity  australia  author:davemcclure  auto  automation  avoidance  baby  babyboomers  backpain  bailout  balance  bank  banking  banks  bed  benchmark  beton  betongold  bias  big  billgurley  bis  bitcoin  blockchain  blocking  blockspring  blog  blood  blyth  bma  boc  boe  boiling  boj  bond  bonds  book  boom  boomers  boris  brexit  bric  british  brussels  bubblegumcrisis  bubbles  budget  bureaucracy  business  businessmodels  buy  cameron  canada  cancer  capital  capitalcontrols  capitalism  car  card  cardiovascular  care  career  carney  casinogulag  central  centralbanking  centrist  change  chart  check  chicago  child  children  china  cholesterol  christinelagarde  chronic  circus  city  class  clegg  coefficient  competitiveness  component  confidence  consequences  conservative  conspiracy  consumer  contract  corbyn  corporate  correctness  cost  council  course  court  cqc  crash2  creation  credit  crisis  criticism  critique  crony  culture  current  cyberpunk  cycle  d3  damage  dance  danger  davemcclure  david  dc:creator=naughtonjohn  dctagged  death  debt  decade  deficit  deflation  deflationary  delusion  demagogue  demagogy  demand  dementia  democrats  demographic  demographics  design  devaluation  diabetes  diet-related  diet  dietary  digitstodollars  direct  disability  disabled  discretionary  disease  diseases  disenfranchise  disenfranchised  disposable  disruption  distorted  distortion  distribution  diversity  dividends  diy  doctor  dropbox  dublin  earnings  eatkorea  ebay  ecb  echochamber  economic  economics  economy  editor  editorial  education  eea  effect  elderly  election  ember  emerging  engineered  england  entrepreneur  epidemic  equity  essays  establishment  estate  eula  europe  european  evasion  extremism  facebook  fairy  far-right  farage  fdi  fed  fee  fiat  filter  filterbubble  finance  financialization  fiscal  for  foreign  foreignownership  forex  forum  francisco  fraud  free  freedom  french  fuel  fun  fund  fundamentalism  fundamentalist  funding  funds  fx  g20  galbraith  gap  garbage  gary  gbp  general  generation  generationengerechtigkeit  george  germany  gfc  gini  global  globalisation  globalization  gold  gooey  google  gove  gp  grampian  great  greatestdepression  greening  grooming  growth  hammond  harm  health  heart  helicopter  help  high  history  hn  household  housing-bubble  housing  hunt  hydrophillic  hydrophobic  hype  identity  identitypolitics  identitätspolitik  illustration  imbalance  imf  immigration  impediments  in  income  india  industrial  industry  indyref  inequality  inflation  infrastructure  innovation  inspiration  instant  insurance  integrationspolitik  intel  intelligence  interest  intergenerationalwarfare  internet  intervention  investing  investment  iot  ipo  ireland  isis  islam  islamic  islamophobia  islamophobic  james  jamesgalbraith  janet  japan  jeremy  jgb  johnson  journalism  junior  junk  justine  kenneth  kids  koo  korea  labour  land  landlordism  latin  law  lending  leverage  liberal  life  lifestyle  liquid  liquidity  loan  loans  locum  london  long-term  lost  m&a  m3  mailer  malinvestment  malmö  malspeculation  manifesto  manufacturing  mariodraghi  mark  market-timing  market  materials  maximisation  maximization  may  meat  mecha  media  medicine  medium  mental  meritocracy  meritocratic  merkel  michael  michael_gapen  middle  middleclass  migration  millennials  minority  misinformation  mobility  moderation  monetary  money  morale  morgan  mortgage  movement  multiculturalism  music  muslim  mutual  nasty  nationalism  nationalismus  neoclassical  neoliberal  neoliberalism  nepotism  new  newgeography  news  newsfeed  nhs  nick  nicky  nicola  nigel  nightlife  nirp  no  non-performing  normal  northern  nytimes  o'neil  oap  obesity  objectivity  obligation  oecd  of  oligarchicalcollectivism  on  online  osborne  osteoarthritis  osteoporosis  output  outsourcing  ova  overhang  overweight  package  pact  pain  parcel  part-time  partisanship  party  pattern  pboc  pension  pensioner  personalization  pharma  pharmaceutical  philip  phone  physics  pigs  pingpong  plastic  platform  plurality  policy  political  politician  politicians  politics  ponzi  poor  popr  population  populism  pound  poverty  precariat  prematue  premature  pressure  preventative  prevention  preventive  prices  private  privatisation  privileged  process  productive  productivity  profit  propaganda  property  public  qe  qr  r&d  racism  raghuram  rajan  rate  rationing  rbs  real  realestate  reality  recession  recovery  reflate  reflation  refugee  regulation  regulations  regulators  rent-seeking  rent  rentier  rentseeking  replicant  representation  research  retail  reuters  review  rich  richard  right-wing  right  rising  rkselectiontheory  robinson  robotics  roi  rotherham  round  rücken  san  save  saversvsspeculators  scheme  schengen  school  schuldenbremse  schäuble  science  scifi  scotland  search  seattle  secular  seed  self-regulation  send  servitude  shareholder  sharia  sheet  shona  short-fall  shortage  sick  sides  silicon  siliconvalley  simon  sizes  skill-biased  skills  smart  snapchat  snp  social  socialmedia  softbank  southkorea  sovereign  sozialpolitik  spectacle  speculation  speculative  spending  squeezed  staff  stagnation  standard  startup  startups  stephanie_pomboy  stevens  stimulus  stocks  street  stroke  structural  student  studentloans  sturgeon  subprime  sugar  super  supervision  supply  surface  surveillance  sustainability  sustainable  swap  sweden  taiwan  taliban  tax  tech  tech_bubble  technological  technology  teendanceordiance  tension  terror  theory  theresa  thought  time  to  toff  tories  tos  toy  trade  transactionalintelligence  transgender  trap  trash  treatment  trending  trichet  triple-lock  truthiness  tube  tuition  turkey  turnover  uber  udemy  uk  ukip  uncertainty  underemployed  underemployment  underinvestment  unemployment  unicorn  unicorns  unintended  union  unitedkingdom  university  usa  valley  valuation  value  vancouver  vascular  vaynerchuk  venture  venturecapital  vigilante  voc  vote  wage  wales  wall  war  western  westminster  whitehall  wolfgang  working  world  worrld  wrap  wysiwyg  xenophobia  xenophobic  yahoo  yellen  yield  youth  zapier  zirp  zombie 

Copy this bookmark: