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Canada’s Largest Energy Company Replacing Truck Drivers With Self-Driving Trucks

Sucor to replace their oil sands mining trucks with autonomous vehicles, eliminating 400 jobs in the process.

February 12, 2018
In-depth topic: Automation
Finance & Economy

Volatility & the Alchemy of Risk

A deep dive look at the world of short volatility trading strategies, their hidden risks and likely cause for a volatility explosion. Get acquainted before it blows up your retirement portfolio.

December 19, 2017
In-depth topic: Monetary reset
Finance & Economy

Ford Driverless Cars To Deliver Domino’s Pizzas

Pizza deliveries by an autonomous vehicle coming. AV will affect millions of driving jobs. The leading edge of disruption will be the long haul transportation sector, though.

September 11, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation

‘Nothing To See Here’ – Frackers Ignore Rising Well Decline Rates

The steep decline rates of shale tight oil wells represent a mathematical certainty from which the fate of shale oil cannot escape. Now the math seems to be catching up sooner than expected.

August 11, 2017
In-depth topic: Tight oil Shale gas
Fossil fuels

Brexit, Germany and Asia

Brexit will accelerate Germany’s shift toward Eurasia and the globe at large into a multi-polar world.

June 17, 2017
Finance & Economy

Visualizing the Jobs Lost to Automation

Infographic showing how different job categories will be affected by automation. Frey and Osborne: about half of today’s jobs will likely by done by computers in a decade or two.

June 6, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation
Finance & Economy

Shock Waves Spread from Spain’s New Banking Crisis

The shares of Spain’s sixth biggest bank, Banco Popular, plunged 36% this week to €0.43, causing senior officials of the ECB to warn that the bank could be wound down if it fails to find a buyer. Should that happen, it would be the first major test of …

June 3, 2017
In-depth topic: Bank bail-in
Finance & Economy

Ecuador Terminate All Its Bilateral Investment Treaties

On the heels of the publication of a report by the country’s Investment Treaties Audit Commission, Ecuador became the fifth country to terminate all its bilateral investment treaties (BITs). Among the findings prompting the government towards its decis …

Arizona Governor Signs Bill to Repeal State Capital Gains Taxes on Gold and Silver

Arizona Governor signed a bill into law that eliminates states capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie, a first step to facilitate their use as currency and undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

May 26, 2017
In-depth topic: Monetary reset

Puerto Rico Placed in Bankruptcy Protection

The governor of Puerto Rico just petitioned for relief under Title III of a new federal law for insolvent territorial governments. There is no provision for state bankruptcies under Chapter 9 law, but that does not mean some of the states in the US can …

May 14, 2017
In-depth topic: Peak debt
Finance & Economy