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The Leyendecker View: November 22, 2019

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, 
but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” 
- Alvin Toffler



US oil patch in the ditch
How much influence does oil and gas exploration have on our national economy?
The Fed is losing its influence
Neither consumers nor business are responding to rate cuts.

Yet Consumers remain resilient
Their spending keeps economy up.

The American Experience
Car crashes soar in pot-legal states
Stoners can’t drive.
Trading up
Is a Pennsylvania trade school the future model of higher ed?
The US food supply chain—mapped
California is supply central.
The Tech World
What would happen if the Internet went down…forever?
Stock up on toilet paper.
Honey of a deal
A $4B payday seven years after launch.
Saudis backing Uber founder’s newest venture
$400MM for CloudKitchens?
The Carbon War
Electric car revolution not showing up tomorrow
MIT says it’s going to take a long time.
European Investment Bank to cease funding fossil fuels
Do they have ample wood to burn?
The coal story
Since 2000, coal power has doubled.
“Peak car” holding back global economy
Autos are still a very big influence on global economy.
Where cash is still king
Which country’s citizens still prefer cash?
Weak wages and benefits in Europe
Technology and globalization continue to steamroll.


Alternative Assets

What hedge funds are buying and selling
The biggest bets in the third quarter.
Private equity erases jobs?
Maybe not, Ms. Warren.
Money is moving from hedge funds to private equity
What’s that they say about everyone chasing the same trade?

Why value investing sucks
It’s been no fun for a long time.
Billionaire wealth falls for first time since 2015
Better get elected quick, Ms. Warren.
Asset management in an era of unrelenting change
The hamster wheel spins faster and faster.
New online bank rewards good behavior
With higher rates on savings.
Clients on the sidelines
Banks experience worst six-month trading market in a decade.
Late cycle banking strategies
McKinsey calls for bold moves.
The C-Suite
What makes a great leader?
Ten lessons from history.
Do we learn more by trusting than not trusting?
A case for more trust.
Experienced hires don’t guarantee success
Hiring may be more like predicting the weather.
Get serious about a hobby
It will do you good in many other parts of life.
The nature cure
A new health revolution in the works.
The ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation?
Coming soon to a “spa” near you?
Books for the holidays
50 good nonfiction reads for your gift list.
First stop, college graduation; next stop, designing artificial hearts
Wowsville on this nine-year-old genius.
America’s brewery boom
Good ole American innovation...
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