It’s all good. And that could be the problem. Everything is expensive by historical standards. Stocks. Bonds. Real estate. Emerging markets. It’s all up, and returns are all pretty low. You might be better off hiding some of your money in your mattress than investing at today’s prices. According to BlackRock’s chief investment strategist, “We’re in a world where there are very few unambiguously cheap assets … If you ask me to give you the one big bargain out there, I’m not sure there is one.” The NYT’s Neil Irwin welcomes you to the everything boom (or maybe the everything bubble.)

+ Perhaps these economic trends help to explain why everyone seems to be investing in potato salad. John Herrman explains why the potato salad Kickstarter is the science fiction villain we deserve. (The fundraiser has now surpassed sixty-grand mark…)