Nexus of Change

Toward Sustainable Habits and Durable Prosperity


This blog is motivated by a need to document some of the efforts made accross society to transition from a period of prosperity based on habits and expectations that cannot be sustained anymore to a new era where we will be building a new foundation for durable growth. I trust free markets to only be capable of realizing optimal allocation of resources when the space within which they operate is free of bottlenecks. This is why strong local markets, urban planning, and sustainable habits also matter in capitalistic societies.

These are the events that I have been following over the past year when in November 2010 I warned that this country was going to be ungovernable. The Occupy movements were bound to happen and even I, was taken by surprised by how quickly they happened.

  1. Nov. 2, 2010 – Republicans win back House
  2. Nov. 3, 2010 – Oil prices increase by over $30/barrel over the following months.
  3. Nov. 3, 2010 – Federal Reserve initiate new round of quantitative easing to appease bond markets.
  4. May-July, 2011 – Republicans are accused of obstructionism in Congress while President is criticized for making too many concessions. It is now clear that the country became ungovernable after the November 2010 legislative elections.
  5. August. 4, 2011 – Stock market drops at its sharpest rate since early 2009.

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3 comments on “About

  1. chris russell
    March 15, 2012

    I wish to talk to you about an opportunity that can bring you guys some money.

    Call me at

  2. Carol
    January 21, 2013

    The layered cadence and intricate structure of your written word (as in the ‘about’ shown above) exhibit delicious hints of multilingualism and -simultaneously- proudly present appreciation for both the aesthetic and the mathematical in your POV. You are a gifted observer of our times. Sending you best wishes and reader support for 2013!

    • Steve Osborne
      January 21, 2013

      Carol, coming from you these are great compliments and the ones that matter the most to me. Generally speaking, I like to show something beautiful and explain why it’s also a big deal.

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