Dark Recession Clouds on Our Economic Horizon

We are not economic forecasters, prognosticators or investment advisers.  In fact, we claim no crystal ballery skills at all.  But we do keep an eye out for consumers and have been tracking some disconcerting signs about the U.S. and global economy that began emerging in second half of 2017.  In 2019, we documented a likely … Read more

SCAM ALERT: Don’t Buy Neuro Blast Brain Bull****

You may happen upon a seeming news article in the Business Insider for a Bill Gates “breakthrough discovery”.  As you read more, you’ll find a claim that “In an interview with Bill O’Reilly, Bill Gates said that his brain is sharper than ever, more clear and focused and he credits a large part to using Neuro … Read more

SCAM ALERT: The Great Brain Scam by Walter Bailey

Walter Bailey promises that for only $37 you can learn the secrets that will turbocharge your brain.  If this claim looks familiar, it probably is — it is almost identical to the questionable other brain exercise offerings also hawked on the Internet — and it was probably conjured up by the same marketers .  They … Read more

To PV or Not to PV?

THAT really is the question for any San Diego-based Hamlet with a south-facing roof on his home. San Diego is the solar capital of the nation, with more solar power rooftops and capacity installed than any other city in the United States. Still, even in San Diego, less than one percent of our energy is … Read more