mav, from wikipedia page on obesity in the United States ,...
Three studies published in the United States shows a correlation between sweet soda and fruit drinks to obesity. The consumption of sweet soda and fruit drinks has more than doubled since the 1970s. The first study showed that "drinking sugary drinks was affecting genes that regulate weight and increased the genetic predisposition of a person to gain weight." The other two studies showed that "giving to children and adolescents calorie-free drinks like mineral water or soft drinks sweetened with artificial sweeteners resulted in weight loss."
One of the other two studies was conducted by Boston Children's Hospital who examined two groups of adolescents. The group which was encouraged to consume water or light sodas for a year gained 0.68 kilograms (1.5 lb). The other group, which consumed sugary drinks, gained 1.5 kilograms (3.3 lb). The third study was conducted by Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They studied 641 children ages four to eleven over 18 months. They were split into two groups. One group drank sweet and fruity drinks and the other group drank the same drink with sugarless sweeteners. The group that drank the drink that had sugarless sweeteners gained 6.39 kilograms (14.1 lb) on average compared to 7.36 kilograms (16.2 lb) on average by the other group.
Maybe its not so hopeless. You react constantly. Don't forget, if your ego would allow it, there is an Ignore button.
Even in "normal" capitalistic markets, bubbles do occur in economic sectors and geographies, it is true. It is the wealth concentration effect in that sector or place that causes rapid economic improvement through investment and development. And yes, overvaluations do occur and crashes eventually occur, too.
But what we're seeing now is not about rapid economic improvement and organic growth. Its about Dr. Victor Frankenstein, and the unholy reanimation of dead flesh.
worth the read. Market Ticker is the place.
I got really cynical about the birth-death model a few years ago and I spent a day going thru the BLS explanation and track record on keeping it accurate. As much manipulation in data definitions that gets done ( what they choose to count and to ignore), I no longer have a big problem with this particular business creation and cessation estimate. For what its worth.
I just wish there were a pattern to the market, where capital is alloctated to equity without regard to financial performance. Wouldn't that be something.
$1.6T sounds so cool to sling criticism at, waterpolo boy, but its $1.6B. Only a thousand times less.
Every one of your posts lately has needed research to verify. Put your glasses on when you type.
Apparently no one can get through to you that stochastics only trade well in congestion markets. Enjoy it while you can.
I'd like extra caviar on my lobster thermidor. I try to help the economy the best I can, so I buy every luxury good available.
Looks like the NFP jobs report is back to being magical. A big number is awesome, and a bad number would be awesome, too.
She's going to show us what carbon credits really mean.