Economy

Indian Magicians and Acrobats Are Being Forced to Move to Make Way For a Mall

Posted by on August 29, 2015 in Economy with 0 Comments
Indian Magicians and Acrobats Are Being Forced to Move to Make Way For a Mall

What the government offered the residents of Kathputli through Raheja Developers were flats — but only after they moved into temporary housing in another part of town.

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Choose Wisely: Nearly 60% of Students Are Chasing Dying Careers

Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Economy with 0 Comments
Choose Wisely: Nearly 60% of Students Are Chasing Dying Careers

Australian grads, like American grads, are facing uncertain futures. Experts say students should be focusing on the development of enterprise skills, not technical “subject-specific” knowledge. What do you think?

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The Evidence Keeps Pouring In: Capitalism Just Isn’t Working

Posted by on August 25, 2015 in Economy with 0 Comments
The Evidence Keeps Pouring In: Capitalism Just Isn’t Working

People become meaningless in a successful capitalist system. Read the article and tell us what you think…

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As Financial Markets Around the World Fall, Let your Soul Soar!

Written by on August 24, 2015 in Economy with 3 Comments
As Financial Markets Around the World Fall, Let your Soul Soar!

A unique and optimistic perspective from Openhand reveals that change is good. Our self-inflicted financial crisis has been occurring for awhile now and it’s time NOW to shift energy around and commit to inward reflection.

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Black Monday: Wall Street Plummets 1000 Points at Opening Bell!

Posted by on August 24, 2015 in Economy with 0 Comments
Black Monday: Wall Street Plummets 1000 Points at Opening Bell!

Black Monday: At the opening bell on Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted as much as 1,000 points in the first minutes of trading. The collapse in the US markets was triggered by China where a brutal sell-off saw indexes down 8.5 percent on Monday. Beijing’s failure created a domino effect dragging down markets around the world. Is this the beginning of the global financial collapse many analysts have been predicting for months? Please share this post and your thoughts.

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The 40-Hour Work Week is Not Just Bad for You, But Also Bad for Business

Posted by on August 20, 2015 in Economy with 9 Comments
The 40-Hour Work Week is Not Just Bad for You, But Also Bad for Business

The simple answer to this conundrum of purpose is to work fewer hours.

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Americans Are Now Spending a Shocking Amount On Rent

Posted by on August 16, 2015 in Economy with 0 Comments
Americans Are Now Spending a Shocking Amount On Rent

It’s the worst time in 36 years to be a renter in America.

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Sharing Economy: Uber, Airbnb, & Feastly vs Government Regulation (Video)

Posted by on August 7, 2015 in Economy with 1 Comment
Sharing Economy: Uber, Airbnb, & Feastly vs Government Regulation (Video)

The sharing economy connects people with services like Uber, AirBnB, and Feastly. Despite these new ways to connect, many regulators would like to stop it in its tracks. Christopher Koopman, Adjunct Professor of Law George Mason University, shares his thoughts.

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ELEVATE Puts A Solar Powered, Green Walled, Rainwater Collecting Tiny House On A Pedestal

Posted by on August 6, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 4 Comments
ELEVATE Puts A Solar Powered, Green Walled, Rainwater Collecting Tiny House On A Pedestal

There are a lot of advantages to a tiny house being built on stilts like this: the air up there is cooler and there are fewer crawly things; It frees the ground plane for storage of cars and provides shade; it’s useful in floods. When you put a 400 square foot box on a 40 square foot stick, you have to design the foundation really well to keep it from falling over, particularly in the wind. It has to go deeper and have a lot more material. It also takes a lot more structure to cantilever the box out over the stick than a conventional building would need.

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The Pequod is a Whimsical, Family Size Tiny Home You Must See

Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 0 Comments
The Pequod is a Whimsical, Family Size Tiny Home You Must See

Durango, Colorado based designer and tiny home builder Greg Parham of Rocky Mountain Homes built this family-sized tiny house that is surprisingly convincing as real family home, featuring two lofted bedrooms connected by a plexiglass catwalk.

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Debt Slaves: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Believe That Debt ”Is A Necessity In Their Lives”

Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Economy with 0 Comments
Debt Slaves: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Believe That Debt ”Is A Necessity In Their Lives”

Most of us like to think that “someday” we will get out of the hole and quit being debt slaves, but very few of us ever actually accomplish this. That is because the entire system is designed to trap us in debt before we even get out into the “real world” and keep us in debt until we die. Sadly, most Americans don’t even realize what is being done to them.

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Retired Couple Lives Merrily Off-Grid in a Tiny Float Cabin (Video)

Posted by on July 28, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 0 Comments
Retired Couple Lives Merrily Off-Grid in a Tiny Float Cabin (Video)

Los Angeles expats of a certain age Margy and Wayne Lutz took a decidedly unique route when selecting where exactly to hunker down after taking an early retirement from their careers in education.

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The Criminalization of Poverty

Posted by on July 25, 2015 in Economy with 0 Comments
The Criminalization of Poverty

Here’s a roundup of stories and studies on a theme we’ve been covering here at The Watch, the criminalization of poverty. Houston police arrested a single mother last week for “abandoning” her six-year-old and two-year-old in a food court while she went to a job interview. She says she couldn’t afford to hire childcare, and that the children were only 30 feet away, and never out of her sight.

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Brilliant Off-Grid 161 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home Built For Less than $14K (Video)

Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Tiny Homes & Frugal Living, Videos with 0 Comments
Brilliant Off-Grid 161 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home Built For Less than $14K (Video)

Living Big In A Tiny House host Bryce Langston and tiny home owner Brett Sutherland take us inside Brett’s amazing little 15 square metre (161 square feet) jewel, which Brett designed and built himself. Packed with unique, space saving design elements, Brett has created a fantastic space to both live and work.

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Artist Couple Builds Beautiful Mountain Cabin Out of Recycled Material for Only $500

Written by on July 18, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 4 Comments
Artist Couple Builds Beautiful Mountain Cabin Out of Recycled Material for Only $500

How did they build the cabin so cheaply? Well, it helps that the property was owned by Olson’s family, so they got a great deal on that. Additionally, the dwelling has no plumbing or electricity, and almost all of the building materials are repurposed.

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