Somewhat unsettling article on the weird and whacky world of Bridgewater the worlds largest hedge fund.
Whilst this little graphic represents Europe it could be any Western nation. Of particular note is the dramatic shrinkage in the working age population. While the problems of population aging for Europe’s generation-contract-based pension systems are now slowly becoming public knowledge, the consequences for overall economic growth and technical innovation are still widely ignored. With…Details
I have nothing to say……. Male Organ and Economic Growth: Does Size Matter*? Abstract This paper explores the link between economic development and penile length between 1960 and 1985. It estimates an augmented Solow model utilizing the Mankiw-Romer-Weil 121 country dataset. The size of male organ is found to have an inverse U-shaped relationship with the level of…Details
Whilst looking through one of my folders for an example for the current mentor group I found this chart from 2 years ago. Off the top of my head I would guess that things hav not improved much in two years.
Interesting graphic from Nat Geo of the distribution of income. Click image for interactive version.
I have opined at length about predictions within the financial market and how crap people are at making predictions and how they and everyone else dont seem to care about their lack of accuracy. Their is not the slightest hint of embarrassment among experts that they are continually wrong. This nice little piece by Robin…Details
This is from a photo essay from Boston.Com If you look up resilient in the dictionary it might simply say see Japanese and under Japanese it might say see resilient. Meanwhile I am still waiting for my local water supplier to come and fix a leaking pipe outside of my house….its only been a year…Details