What’s Monday “Worth?”

In his book “Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life, marketing whiz Rory Sutherland makes the observation (a couple of chapters in) that a survey showed nearly 70 percent of people would take a pay cut...

"The 100-Year Toaster" (Ch. 6 of my next book)

The Trouble with McMansions. Today with launch into some interesting aspects of trying to nail-down just what “quality” is in homes.  No, it’s not 2″ deep well-padded deep splush white carpet.First, though, a couple of headlines and a look...

Prepping: Greens and Moon, Shifts

We start off with the ultra short course on survival gardening today because it could become an important issue one day. If You Don’t Have a Green Thumb, read on: Lots of people tell us they don’t have one.  We usually beg to differ.  There is a simple...

“Tanker War II” – Children in Newsrooms

We begin this morning’s epistle with a note about children in newsrooms.  For, when a big story with significant historical echoes (;like the tanker attacks story)  is breaking around them, the young ones, lacking experience and context, often miss the point....

Tanker Attacks: War to Follow?

The late Washington-state Senator Henry M. Jackson told me – in about 1970 or 71 “Keep your eye on the Straight of Hormuz.” When it closes, the world will get involved in a Middle East war that could quickly escalate to global and nuclear. Fast...

Whipping Up Some “LazyPonics”

Big report today: Well over 5,000 words plus 29 graphics so it may load a bit slow… What we have is a complete step-by-step on how to put in some home deep water culture (DWC) hydroponics and a big discussion in the chart section about whether the G-20 is...

Is This Why Bitcoin Will Self-Destruct?

Forensic economics for breakfast today.  If any of this makes your head hurt, Ure right, it should probably have been put on our Peoplenomics.com subscriber site.  We’re putting it up here because we really don’t wish to be right in our outlook....

Markets: Is “The News” Predictive?

Prediction and “the News” are on the menu this morning.  This follows both a major financial story – namely, the temporary solution to the Mexico tariffs being levied – and an incredibly interesting vivid dream that was posted to the ...

Serious Woo-Woo (II)

OMG…hard to believe this.  Yet Another Building Collapse. Yeah…so this happened on Sunday in early afternoon in New York City and is headlined on WABC as “Partial Building Collapse in Manhattan…:” This may only make sense to Peoplenomics...

New “Feature” Added to UrbanSurvival

Got to say, with the unrelenting censorship of views on a certain large social(ist) media platform, a lot of moderately conservative types to conservative liberal types can be found here freely discussing a lot of interesting topics.  Invasion by Mexico, them wanting...