Butter consumption recently hit a 40-year high, driven by a rise in domestic demand coupled with a surging export market.  Not surprisingly, butter prices recently hit a 16-year high driven by these two dynamics.Robust domestic demand for butter?  Have American’s forgotten about cholesterol, the heart-disease...

China: The Urgent Need for Speed… by Vikram Mansharamani, PhDRecent social unrest in the Middle East has spurred speculation that similar uprisings may take place in China. Is there any reason to believe that social instability (or revolution) is possible in China? While the immediate threat...

(http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/04/14/chinas-scary-housing-bubble/a-threat-to-commodity-markets?emc=eta1) Global Ripples AheadVikram Mansharamani is the author of “Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst.” He is a lecturer on financial markets at Yale University.Updated April 15, 2011, 7:05 PMChina today exhibits many of the tell-tale signs of a great speculative mania. Higher prices in...

(http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/04/13/chinese-art-bubble-about-to-burst-says-vikram-mansharamani.html) The Next Art Bubble Last week the prices for Chinese art skyrocketed to their highest levels yet, but comparisons to the Japanese art bubble prove that a crash is near, says Vikram Mansharamani. by Vikram Mansharamani  | April 13, 2011 1:42 PM EDTNew York’s Asian Art Week...

(originally posted to CNBC.com March 2011; http://www.cnbc.com/id/42343583) Spotting Bubbles Before They BurstPublished: Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 9:34 AM ETBy: Vikram Mansharamani, author of “BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst”Financial booms and busts are, particularly from an a priori perspective, probabilistic events for which multidisciplinary...

(http://www.forbes.com/2011/03/10/skyscrapers-burj-dubai-leadership-leaders-bubbles.html) FORBES.COM Leadership Skyscrapers Are A Great Bubble Indicator Vikram Mansharamani 03.10.11, 3:41 PM ET One of the first skyscrapers was designed and built by Bradford Lee Gilbert in 1887. It was designed to solve a problem of extremely limited space resulting from the ownership of an awkwardly shaped...

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