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“the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.  Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.  “Buddhists argue that nothing is constant, everything changes through time, you have a…

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I Bet Someone Thought This Was A Brilliant Idea

It sounds like the sinister plot of some straight-to-DVD movie. Since 2009, Volkswagen had been installing elaborate software in 482,000 “clean diesel” vehicles sold in the US, so that the cars’ pollution controls only worked when being tested for emissions. The rest of the time, the vehicles could freely spew hazardous, smog-forming compounds. Suffice to…

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One Of These Things

Whilst I am not an economist nor am I even a macro trader – I am still vaguely sensible enough to spot a relationship…   It is intriguing how little attention this gets on the sell side of economics (namely politics) and the implied problems this creates for the local economy.

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Why We Can’t Get Over Ourselves

One of the biggest barriers to understanding others is excessive egocentrism. You can’t see into the mind of others because you can’t get over yourself. You can’t overcome your own experiences, beliefs, attitudes, emotions, knowledge, and visual perspective to recognize that others may view the world differently. Copernicus may have removed the Earth from the…

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“I’d like you to underperform your benchmark by a consistent 200 basis points for the next six months.” Imagine making this statement at your next fund manager meeting. It’s likely that those sitting across the table would look at you quizzically and ask you to repeat the instruction. You’d say again—stressing this time—that you’d like your…

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Five Oil Guys Bet On The Price Of Oil

You can guess what happened cant you….. The key players:   Ed Crooks, energy editor of Financial Times, @Ed_Crooks   Chris Nelder, energy futurist and author of “Profit from the Peak,” @chrisnelder   Steve Levine, Washington correspondent of Quartz and author of “The Powerhouse,” @stevelevine   Russell Gold, Wall Street Journal senior energy reporter and…

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Does Nobody Look Out The Window

I have always been amazed when ships bang into things even today. It surprises me that whilst only travelling at  jogging pace with unlimited visibility and the benefit of radar that they still seem to manage to hit things be it another boat. Which must be harder because it is also moving. Or simply trying to drive the…

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