An Idiot’s Guide To Agenda 2030

This is the final part to a series of articles I had written on real estate. When hurricane Sandy hit the tri-state region in November 2012, most of us who grew up in such proximity to the ocean knew that at a full moon and high tide we would experience some serious flooding. Fortunately, there…

The Behavioral Sink

This is a follow up to a previous article. I’m sure many are confused and have feelings of uneasiness over the housing situation and I don’t blame you. I know back in March of 2020, I was jumping with joy watching the DOW Jones plummet, thinking that finally, we Millennials can get what crumbs are…

Achtung Achtung!

Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives, and we obey them without realizing it– Vincent Van Gogh It’s the 30th anniversary of U2’s release of their 1991 album Achtung Baby. The album has been widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential albums in rock history. It…

Density Intensity

Real Estate, a crop that can be harvested every month-Samuel J. LeFrak This is a follow up to my article I had written last year and part one on real estate and population density.  It’s no secret that crowds are bad. There was a time not long ago when politicians, environmentalists, engineers, ethnologists and biologists…

Sleepwalking Land

Soap floods oil in water all churn in the wake on the great ship of progress the crew can’t find the brake klaxons are blaring the admiral snores command submarines boil in oceans while the armies fight with suns.- Joe Strummer  When social engineering came to town in the form of LGBT affordable housing long before…

Caveat Emptor

This past April, Bitcoin reached a market cap of 2.3 trillion, which is the equivalent of 1/5th of the U.S economy and we watched it plummet to 1.5 trillion at the tail end of May. Those who have been crypto enthusiasts are use to the volatile crypto market and millionaires have been minted overnight, for…

For The Love Of Dog

Bestiality means never having to say you’re sorry. I embrace being a social pariah when I share my opinion on pet ownership. Not liking dogs has become the moral equivalent of baby seal clubbing. When I see the dog park being a main social attraction to meet others, I know we are at some strange…

L.A. Riots Revisited

Trust the universe and know that people walk with you for a certain reason, and when their time with you is over, you’ve taken from them what you needed and you take that with you. You realize your purpose and leave a mark for the next generation – Dr. Myiesha Taylor, daughter of Dwight Taylor,…

Incelabration

We have heard much about “incels” recently, but just who is controlling the narrative for so-called “involuntary celibates”? How did this designation coalesce into a discrete subgroup in the first place, under what circumstances, and for what purpose?  I recently interviewed prominent “incel” streamers to hear from those who subscribe to this point of view,…

Blue Lives Matter

After several weeks on lockdown, during which time I was forced to work exclusively from home, I had developed a savage attack of “cabin fever” worse than any case of the fabled “WuFlu” ever could have been. The walls were closing in, and I ached to break free. Serendipitously, a good friend of mine, one…