STOCK market investors who buy and sell on the flip of a coin might sound irresponsible, but a handful of random traders could be just what markets need to avoid bubbles and subsequent crashes. Financial booms and busts occur when traders all rush to purchase or sell stock just because others around them are. “I…Details
I had been planning to write a piece on that thieving prick Jordan Balfour since he is so archetypal of what is wrong with the finance industry. But every now and again someone comes along and does a much better job than you could and saves you the trouble. Sure, it has a big star…Details
Local chemistry teacher James Kennedy has done something very clever – he has given a breakdown of all the chemicals that occur naturally in food. This seems to be somewhat of a pushback to the knee jerk reaction people have when they see lists of ingredients in food and then freak out that it is…Details
The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 2003 to build a compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking; to help nudge civilization toward our goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare. Click player image.Details
If I converted to gold according to Wolfram Alpha.
Here are some bits and pieces I have been putting away for the weekend. The six things that make stories go viral will amaze and maybe infuriate you Sit Back, Relax, and Read That Long Story—on Your Phone Whats That You’re Calling a Bubble? 16 Basic Principles for Avoiding Stupidity Dropbox and Uber: Worth Billions,…Details
If you were anywhere near any of the financial media’s outlets in the past few days you could not avoid being bombarded by the superannuation industry trumpeting the returns of last year. If you missed the sycophantic, over the top, jingoistic wank fest that was the reporting of these results here is a glimpse of…Details