On August 15, 2013 Columbia Property Trust (Formerly Wells REIT 2) sent a letter to investors outlining their plan for a reverse stock split and introducing a new CFO. Here’s my summary of what’s they have to say.
Author and speaker James Howard Kunstler is perhaps the most outspoken critic of suburban sprawl and alternative energy as a replacement for cheap oil. In a pair of TED talks in 2004 and 2010 he shares his perspective and explains how our we lost our “places.” (a word of caution: Kunstler uses colorful language at times)
For a deeper dive into how we got to where we are and some thoughts on where we might be going Kunstler also wrote a few books worth reading:
An insightful talk by Professor of educational technology at Newcastle University, Sugata Mitra on the legacy and shortcomings of an empire driven educational system and how his “hole in the wall” experiments compelled him to develop a new method of education.
It’s quite fashionable to say that the educational system is broken. It’s not broken. It’s wonderfully constructed. It’s just that we don’t need it anymore.
– Sugata Mitra
Commonwealth CIO, Brad McMillan shares his thoughts on the June rally, the economic recovery, housing affordability, and the potential challenges we still face.
Agree or disagree in the comments.
The more I learn about Robert Kennedy the more I’m intrigued. It’s becoming clear why the establishment would have been less than thrilled by his ideals.
The president discusses the recent downgrade by the rating agencies.