“I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures. Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?” –Philip Zimbardo Like eminent social psychologist Professor Philip Zimbardo (author of The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good…Details
Many many years ago when I was heavily involved in the martial arts (think two training sessions a day punctuated by afternoon naps in the uni library) I used to go out with a girl who was at the Victoria Collage of the Arts as a dance student. Occasionally I would go and stretch with…Details
And still no one is in prison…. If you were writing a paranoidfantasyof gold price manipulation you’d be hard pressed to come up with something more on the nose than the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority’s order against Barclays. It has everything; it is the benchmark of manipulation by which all future manipulation will be measured. Well, this…Details
I came across this chart over the weekend. It looks at the volatility of stock, bond and currencies markets. The article that accompanies it falls into a trap I have commented on before namely, that volatility and changes in volatility are predictive. My view is that they are post-dictive – that is they react after…Details
I can see this catching on. According to the report, the billionaire businessman managed to swindle the state out of $2.6 billion, in a scam that began back in 2007. The execution happened suddenly, without giving Khosravi any notice, according to his attorney, Gholam Ali Riahi. More here – Latin PostDetails
Wonder no more…..