Non-financial: October - December 2006 articles archive home
Do penguins have knees?
Can atheists get insurance for acts of God? Did Noah include termites on the ark? Where does the white go when the snow melts?
Friday, December 29, 2006 ... more
* Don't marry for money. You can borrow it cheaper. * If you lend someone $20, and never see them again; it was probably worth it.
Thursday, December 28, 2006 ... more
Money, the root of all evil?
“So you think that money is the root of all evil?” Said Francisco d’Anconia. “Have you ever asked what is the root of money?
Thursday, December 7, 2006 ... more
Don't blame your paycheque
Income alone doesn’t explain wealth disparities. Some of the lowest-earning households had managed to accumulate significant wealth.
Friday, December 1, 2006 ... more
What does and doesn't
What doesn’t make you happy? According to David G Myers who wrote, The Pursuit of Happiness, the things that don’t necessarily make you happy include ...
Friday, November 24, 2006 ... more
Not as rational as you think
The brain's got problems. Neuroscientists are providing more and more evidence that we’re all irrational decision makers, controlled primarily by our beliefs.
Friday, November 3, 2006 ... more
The feel of it
The American author Henry Miller, says one of the things that we’ve lost touch with is the feel of money. “The stuff in one's pocket ..."
Thursday, October 26, 2006 ... more
How it came about
In the beginning … men and women lived all their lives thinking only of death. They enjoyed nothing, neither food nor drink, for they thought only of the Angel of Death ...
Friday, October 20, 2006 ... more
It’s not what, it’s how you buy
Want to know how well off you are? Try the Merc test. Here’s how it works: Most of us who want to buy a new Mercedes will borrow the money to do so.
Thursday, October 19, 2006 ... more
Essential knowledge
* Belgians have tried to deliver mail using cats. * you can loose your driver's license in Athens for being ‘poorly dressed.’ * Ancient Rome had a rent-a-chariot business ...

Friday, October 13, 2006 ... more
Never enough, is there?
We live and think in the midst of scarcity. And yet, most of us probably have everything we need. The glass is already full.

Thursday, October 5, 2006 ... more
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