Tag: Politics


Emotion For Our Pets Helps Explain Human Health Spending

Harriet exploring on the shores of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Photo: Christopher Pollard

In almost every year since the 1960s, health care spending has grown at least as fast as the overall economy, and often much faster. Strange as it may sound, how we care for our pets offers some answers.

Source: How Emotion Over Pet Care Helps Explain Human Health Spending – The New York Times

2017: The Geopolitical Recession

This is Eurasia Group’s annual forecast of the political risks that are most likely to play out over the course of the year. This year’s 2017 report indicates that we’ve reached a G-Zero world-a world with no global leaders.

Source: Eurasia Group | Top Risks 2017: The Geopolitical Recession

Make the New Year Yours

Best wishes to you and yours for an outstanding & healthy 2017.

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
― T.S. Eliot

Go forth and kick some ass, take names, get shit done, try something new, be passionate and make this New Year yours – peacefully and with class of course.

Elegy for the Arctic


Ludovico Einaudi performing what could be described as an elegy for the Arctic as he is surrounded by the ice flow, with the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Norway – sadly beautiful commentary about the impact of climate change on our planet.