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...

(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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