Non-financial: July - September 2018 articles archive home
 
Debt
The best thing that money gives you is better choices. People who do not have any money have terrible choices. A lot of people who own a lot of expensive things are in debt and don’t have the ability to make good choices in their life. Liquidity matters. - Anon.
Friday, September 28, 2018 ... more
 
 
No way of knowing
We’re living through a transformation of our information environment. My feeling is that although we don’t know really where it is heading, we’ve had one stroke of luck: We’ve conducted this experiment before. And we know quite a lot about it.
Friday, September 14, 2018 ... more
 
 
Perception
Perception requires imagination because the data people encounter in their lives are never complete and always equivocal. For example, most people consider that the greatest evidence of an event one can obtain is to see it with their own eyes, and in a court of law little is held in more esteem than eyewitness testimony.
Friday, September 7, 2018 ... more
 
 
Dr Rabbit
Doctor Rabbit said, “I don’t think I should care much if Ki-yi Coyote did come after us. I could run away from him and be in the Big Green Woods in no time!” But Jack Rabbit had run away from Ki-yi Coyote a good many times, and he knew. So he said ...
Friday, August 24, 2018 ... more
 
 
Disconfirmation
The human mind is a lot like the human egg, and the human egg has a shut-off device. When one sperm gets in, it shuts down so the next one can’t get in. The human mind has a big tendency of the same sort. And here again, it doesn’t just catch ordinary mortals; it catches the deans of physics.
Friday, August 17, 2018 ... more
 
 
Fear & greed
The human animal will never be free of the two constants, fear and greed. This is regardless of whether they’re investing in investing in closed-end funds, high-cost products, rules-based products, faith-based products, socially responsible products, individual stocks, themes, passive strategies, active strategies, alternative strategies, physical assets or digital coins.
Friday, August 10, 2018 ... more
 
 
Dreaming of electric sheep
His hands, his face- it clung to every part of him, except his eyes. Round with awe his shone, like those of a little boy; he looks, she thought, as if he has been playing and now it's time to give up and come home.
Friday, August 3, 2018 ... more
 
 
Truth be told
Headlines for those who clamour for “more of the truth” from the media ... JPMorgan Chase Acquires Bear Stearns in Tedious-To-Read News Article ... No one, absolutely no one knows where a stock is going ... Only two things are important ... You’d be better off not watching or reading the news.

Friday, July 27, 2018 ... more
 
 
Would change
History is riddled with investor after investor who couldn’t quit while they were ahead and eventually ended in ruin. Jacob Little, Jesse Livermore, Isaac Newton, Mark Twain, shall I continue? But the bigger question remains: Why does it happen to so many people from so many different backgrounds?
Friday, July 20, 2018 ... more
 
 
PTSD
In short, the more helpless the patient felt, the more likely he was to be traumatized … One unit I was with north of Fallujah had lost a guy who was killed while using a Port-a-John in the middle of the night.
Friday, July 13, 2018 ... more
 
 
Bullshit jobs
David Graeber defines a bullshit job as a form of employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that it cannot be justified. Not to be confused with shit jobs, which tend to be blue collar and pay by the hour, whereas bullshit jobs tend to be white collar and salaried.
Friday, July 6, 2018 ... more
 
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