Excuse the exaggerations!

Do humans thrive above the seventh floor?

Will all these “luxury” high-rises make cities better? Sure, skyscrapers have defined cities for over a century, but can cities survive a complete change-over?

Why is that never questioned? Maybe nobody wants it — will want it.

Perhaps boomers, seeing, in their lifetimes, so much wealth created through real estate…

Our political leaders have a false sense of confidence because voters aren’t critical of a government giving out money.

On September 4th, 2021, The Biden Administration will stop sending unemployment checks to almost 9 million Americans. The blunder? Believing anecdotal evidence that they’ll find work. What if they don’t? We’re talking 5% of our working population. That’s one out of every 20 Americans who had a job in 2019.

In the past few years there has been breakneck development in each triangle

The Future of New England Is A conglomeration of Self-Contained Mini-Tech Cities

The Boston area, including Cambridge, escaped the Great Financial Recessional of 2007–2010 unscathed. As a grumpy boomer, I feel it should pay for its chutzpah in the next downturn. I may have to pound sand. The Boston area is once again reinventing itself.

This story told in triangles. …

Even If They Wanted To, California, New York and Texas, For Example, Can’t Formulate a Fact-Based Fiscal Strategy for the Next Two Years.

Before the pandemic, one could look at a State’s finances and make arguments, one way or another, about its fiscal policy. For 99% of the population, boring stuff. However, most could agree that the accounting facts were there, for wonks to hash out.

Here’s Ukraine in my mental map. Heading north to south-east, Belarus, Ukraine, and Georgia. Mostly landlocked and unable to defend themselves.

Reading the New York Times on the topic of Ukraine is like reading the work of a political science student, the day after they learn how to find Ukraine…

Each new virus-wave elicits less money into biotech ETFs; worse, money starts leaving a few months later.

All over Boston, new biotech buildings are going up. (I’m encompassing all health related businesses). Employees in the space have doubled to almost 100,000 in the past 15 years. The 5-year annual return of biotech stocks as been around 15% — not bad!

Max Rottersman

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