August 11, 2017 – What I’m reading today

By | August 11, 2017

North Korea warns of nuclear war; Trump says weapons ‘locked and loaded’ – Rueters – Looks like China is trying to play peacekeeper

While Dallas manufacturing thrives, Austin and Houston rank as nation’s worst – Dallas Business Journal – This bodes well for the local housing market

Study: diet soda can really mess with your metabolism – Vox.com – I predict the next show to drop on artificial sweetners is a pretty solid link to cancer. Liver and pancreatic cancer are probably the most likely given the metabolic effects noticed in the study.

Jim Rogers says the ‘biggest crisis in his life’ is less than a year away – Financial Express – All the markets need is a trigger before the correction in equities, and then bonds, begins.

On Health Care, Who Needs Congress? – NY Times – The private sector is always going to develop better solutions than the blunt instrument approach of the federal government. This kind of effort becomes more likely as government programs fail to provide value.