This biweekly edition of health Wonk Review covers the recent news that health care cost inflation has moderated, digs into various aspects of ACA implementation, and provides insights on a couple other timely topics. Read on! Health care cost trends are slowing… First up, Health Affairs’ just-released research indicates the decline in inflation could result in a reduction of $770 billion (yup, that’s “billion” with a B) in public program health care costs over ten years. I can hear the cheering… For those looking for a thoughtful and comprehensive consideration of the sustainability of this trend, consider this post from John Holahan and Stacy McMorrow of the Urban Institute; “All of these factors taken together suggest that a return to a high historic growth rates in health care spending may not materialize….we…are cautiously optimistic.” John Roehrig is less optimistic, using research into economic cycles … [Read more...] about HWR on health care cost trends, reform implementation, and motivations
As the Holidays approach, it’s time to start planning ahead for the inevitable January rush to lose weight and return to a healthy lifestyle. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has just completed their annual survey of 4,000 plus health and fitness professionals and identified health and fitness trends to watch for in 2018. Here are the top six trends: High Intensity Interval Training – Once again, HIIT tops the list of fitness trends. Rather than spending hours on the treadmill or stationary bike, why not burn an equal number of calories in a fifteen to twenty minute intense workout by alternating short periods of “all out” intense effort followed by short periods of active recovery – then repeat. Group Training And Classes – The ideal approach to fitness includes a Coach or Personal Trainer, but may not be an affordable option for you. A group class allows for trained and knowledgeable coaching at a more affordable price. Look for a … [Read more...] about Health And Fitness Trends 2018
The trend is clear – if 4 1/2 months is enough to establish a trend – the Sustainable Energy portfolio is up 58.78% from 12/21/12 while the Fossil Fuel portfolio is only up 6.71%. The Dow is up 15.49% and the S&P 500 is up 14.24% in that same period. Is it because Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide has reached 400 PPM? (NPR / NY Times) Is Wall Street reacting because Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, and other investment banks and hedge funds are hiring analysts from Greenpeace or people like me with MBAs in Sustainability from Marlboro, the Presidio, and the Bainbridge Institute? Table 1, below, shows the summary data from which the graph, above was constructed. Summary Data Portfolio 12/21/12 05/10/13 Delta % Sustainable Energy 8,000,000 12,702,795 4,702,795 58.78% Fossil Fuel 8,000,000 8,537,134 537,134 6.71% DJI 13,091 15,118 2,027 15.49% S&P 500 1,430 1,634 204 14.24% Table 1 Table 2, below, shows the stock price data for the Sustainable Energy portfolio. … [Read more...] about Popular Logistics Energy Portfolios: The Trend Continues.
On Dec. 21, 2011, with $16 Imaginary Million, I created an investment simulation. I invested $1.0 Million in imaginary money in each of eight fossil fuel companies and eight sustainable energy companies. As of the close of trading 11 months later, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, the trend, clearly evident after three months, in March of this year, continues. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 22.72% from 12/21/12. The S&P 500 is up 26.22%. The Fossil Fuel Portfolio, dramatically underperforming the reference indices, is up 13.37% from Dec. 21, 2012. The Sustainable Energy portfolio is up 145.37% from Dec. 21, 2012. The Sustainable Energy Portfolio is also down 4.39% from October 18, 2013. Note that this represents a retreat of 4.39% from the high of 156.14%, in October, 2013. As discussed in September and October, last month, in Septermber, 2013, in “Investing for the Future,” and October, in “Sustainable Investing: Green Energy, Green Economy,” the … [Read more...] about Energy Portfolios: Minor Corrections, Overall Results In Line with the Trend
Monday, March 26, 2018 by: Ethan Huff Tags: Cambridge Analytica, computing, corruption, cyber wars, data mining, deletefacebook, Elon Musk, Facebook, Glitch, mark zuckerberg, SpaceX, spy network, surveillance, tesla, Tyranny (Natural News) Social media giant Facebook is rapidly losing popularity following the news that the company allowed a political consulting firm known as Cambridge Analytica to harvest and misuse data collected from Facebook’s 50 million users. And spurring things along is Tesla founder Elon Musk, who recently announced on Twitter that he’s done with Facebook forever. Not only did Musk, who also serves as CEO of SpaceX, delete his personal Facebook account as part of the growing “#deletefacebook” trend, but he also scrapped the corporate Facebook accounts of both SpaceX and Tesla. Like many, Musk has expressed outrage over Facebook’s scheming with Cambridge Analytica, announcing that he’s done contributing to a company that … [Read more...] about Elon Musk deletes all his Facebook accounts as #deletefacebook trend explodes worldwide