On November 30th, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold. On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to mandate that gold make up at least 20 percent of the SNB’s assets.[Read more...]
Time to return to a chilling prospect we first pondered back in April — an 18-month nationwide blackout.
Here’s the good news: The risk of such a disaster will ease over time — not because of better security or surveillance, but because of what the smartest high-tech maven we know calls “the most disruptive technological force on the planet.” This force could also prove one of the most lucrative.[Read more...]
Brace yourself. A slew of shocking figures coming your way…
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average American male works about one month more a year than in 1976. Even more for the average woman.
On top of this, the U.S. is the only country in the Americas without a national paid parental leave benefit. The average is over 12 weeks anywhere outside of Europe… and 20 weeks in Europe.[Read more...]