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Facebook, Google, and NY Stern Professor Scott Galloway’s Quest

March 14th, 2018 Comments off


Every day, tens of millions of Americans turn to Facebook for their social media, and to Google for searches.


Industry professionals strive in various ways to use both of those web-tech platforms for their marketing efforts.

The economic power of big tech is astonishing.  Google and Facebook reportedly eat up some 60 percent of all digital marketing revenues, not to mention their other income generating assets. That financial clout in turn is used in political, media, and other means of influence.

Over the past decade, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google—or, as I call them, “the Four”—have aggregated more economic value and influence than nearly any other commercial entity in history. Together, they have a market capitalization of $2.8 trillion (the GDP of France), a staggering 24 percent share of the S&P 500 Top 50, close to the value of every stock traded on the Nasdaq in 2001,” said Professor Scott Galloway in Esquire.

New York Stern School of Business Professor Galloway freely admits that he’s personally benefited from “the Four” tech giants.

The author, entrepreneur, and professor also wants to regulators to break up big tech, as their influence and power over the marketplace is so great, that it crushes competition.



Is it a surprise that across the left-right media and political divide, Galloway’s work is drawing interest? The Daily Business News has featured him in our market report in a video from left-of-center, CNBC.



Last night, it was right-of-center Tucker Carlson on Fox News that featured Galloway speaking specifically about Google (parent company, Alphabet) and Facebook in the context of the big four tech giants economic impact.

As the manufactured home industry struggles with it’s own challenges of market concentration – allegedly monopolistic power – over the industry and organizations of influence, such as the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), the Urban Institute,  and others – a question should be considered.

Are the tech giants – plus Berkshire Hathaway – sucking the oxygen out of the marketplace in manner that harms innovation, creativity, possible start-ups, existing enterprises, and workers? ##  (News, analysis and commentary.)


Progressive “Nation” Reports on Monopolies Cites Buffett, Clayton, Others – MH Industry Impact?

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Modscape says its Tintaldra House operates completely off the grid

November 19th, 2014 Comments off

modscape-tintaldra-house=credit-jetson-green-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com-Resembling shipping container housing, the single module Tintaldra House by Modscape claims to be completely off the grid. Built for a vacation cabin, the owner uses it for a few months each year, Jetson Green  tells MHProNews.

Sited in a remote area, the home had to be designed for long periods of vacancy and has to be easily maintained. Looking much like other cabins in the area, the Tintaldra House is clad with a base layer of new zincalume and a top layer of recycled zincalume, the later added for effect. 

Jetson  says the cabin’s crisp white colorings and a clean lines design, with contemporary fittings and fixtures. Some of the exterior environment is still reflected in the interior as well, mainly through the use of timber flooring, decking, and a wood fire heater.”

A ”minimalistic layout” interior and features an open floorplan for living/dining, kitchen, master bedroom, and bathroom. A roof mounted solar array, septic tank and rainwater collection are all designed for the lowest possible environmental impact, making it “off the grid,” say its builder.


Comparisons?At $192,000 Australian dollars, or roughly $171,000 U.S.,

Jetson suggests that this could have its cost reduced by using containers. American ingenuity may have a domestic solution already, as Modular Lifestyles has a similar size home that was displayed on the California State Capitol grounds. The cost for the domestic builder’s model? About 63% less than the Australian one. ##

(Tintaldra House photo credit: Jetson Green. Modular Lifestyle Quest: MHProNews)