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It's Time To Become Your Own Banker, Here's How

"Any basic retail function of a bank - deposits, loans, foreign exchange, funds transfers - can already be done better, faster, and cheaper outside of the banking system. So, long-term, the banks are finished. But for now, it makes sense for anyone who truly understands this scam to become your own banker..."

Bill Ackman's Full Howard Hughes Presentation

In light of Ackman's recent investing track record, there has been some debate what is more surprising: that Ackman is again unable to come up with an original investment, or that the stock actually jumped, rising as much as 4.8% on the Ackman reco.

Exposing The Student Servitude Scam

Many today strongly believe it is morally wrong to indenture students to the degree of liabilities presently required to achieve the education required to become a productive contributor within our modern society. The question we need to demand answers to is why has college costs for students exploded upward, while salaries and job positions for graduates has not?

"It's Just Crazy" (Again): 2-Bedroom LA House Sells 40% Above Asking

“It can’t be sustained,” said David Berson, chief economist at Nationwide Insurance and a former chief economist at mortgage giant Fannie Mae, referring to the frenzied buying. “It can’t go on forever.” For now, however, the second housing bubble in a decade is back front and center, courtesy of the Federal Reserve once again.

Border Wall Bids Emerge; Include Everything From Tourist Attractions To Nuclear Waste Storage

Yesterday was the deadline for companies to submit bids for Trump's "physically imposing" yet "aesthetically pleasing" border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.  And while the U.S. government has said they won't disclose bids, rather just the names of companies actually awarded contracts on June 1st, some of the companies decided to disclose their plans themselves.  Here are a couple of our faves...

Despite Soaring Rates, US Home Prices Accelerate At Fastest Pace In 3 Years

US Home Prices rose at 5.7% year-over-year in January, according to the latest data from Case-Shiller. This is the fastest rate of price appreciation since July 2014. The six-month lagged response to the surge in mortgage rates suggests things may be about to slow down dramatically though...

Be Careful What You Wish For, Police Body-Cam Edition

After the recent deluge of videos showing police abusing and sometimes flat-out murdering more-or-less innocent citizens, the willingness of a growing number of cities to equip officers with video cameras has been hailed as a victory by civil libertarians. But what if those cameras also extend the surveillance network exponentially?

Frontrunning: March 24

  • Trump Says If Vote on Health Bill Fails, Obamacare Stays (WSJ)
  • Risky House healthcare vote to test Trump's negotiating skills (Reuters)
  • Trump Dares GOP in High-Stakes Vote on Troubled Health Bill (BBG)
  • All drill, no frack: U.S. shale leaves thousands of wells unfinished (Reuters)
  • Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time (Reuters)