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Meet The Robots That Will Build Your Next House

Robotics is going to disrupt the residential construction industry in a serious way.

April 23, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation
Finance & Economy

From Max Spenders To Max Social Burdens

A visualization of how the baby boomers move from being max spenders, then max savers to ultimately max social burdens as this population bulge traverses through the python, as illustrated by Mike Maloney. Where are they now? Transitioning into max sav …

April 12, 2017
In-depth topic: Demographics
Finance & Economy

How Great Streets Revitalized Downtown Austin, Texas

Project Great Streets chronicles how the city of Austin, Texas, revitalized their once dying downtown by reclaiming its public realm for people and rebuilding its downtown grid as walkable and livable great streets.

April 7, 2017
In-depth topic: Urban planning
Urban development

Meet Sam the Bricklaying Robot

Meet SAM (Semi-Automated Mason), a bricklaying robot by Construction Robotics which can lay 3,000 bricks per day (approx the work of six humans).

April 5, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation
Finance & Economy

A Brief History of Eastern European Currencies

A brief history of currency changes in Central and Eastern European countries since the 19th century to the present day.

April 1, 2017
In-depth topic: Monetary reset
Finance & Economy

Canadian Banks Derivatives Exposures Expanded By Almost A Trillion in 2016

Another glance at the total derivatives the big 5 Canadian banks are exposed to since our last report shows the banks collectively continued to expand their derivatives books – by almost 1 trillion.

March 28, 2017
In-depth topic: Bank bail-in
Finance & Economy

Goldman Building Robo-adviser to Give Investment Advice to Its ‘Poor’ Clients

If you have ‘only’ have $1 million investable assets and are always thirty for Goldman Sach’s advise, you are in luck!

March 21, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation
Finance & Economy

Deutsche Bank Prices €8 Billion Stock Offering At 35% Discount

In its fourth capital infusion since 2010, Deutsche Bank plans to raise €8 billion through the sale of equity. Existing shareholders can expect a massive dilution of 35%.

March 20, 2017
In-depth topic: Bank bail-in
Finance & Economy

Misreading the Tea Leaves – the Fed Policy Shift

The immediate market celebration of a continued accommodative Fed at the last FOMC meeting might be premature. The pundits might have missed the cues buried in the Fed’s tea leaves.

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

Crashing “Post-Obama Era” Gun Sales Lead To Remington Mass Layoffs

Regardless of which side of the gun control debate you happen to be on, this action-and-consequence is counter-intuitive. Lesson learned: if the ‘end’ is more important than the ‘means’, one might want to re-think how one should get there. While the th …

March 15, 2017
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