The Bullshit Police

TAM is organized by the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), a group devoted to a philosophy called skepticism: the debunking of psychics, mediums, pseudoscientists, faith-healers, homeopaths, and anyone else who makes claims that defy the known laws of science. Skepticism has a wide following—the Internet is littered with self-proclaimed skeptic blogs, podcasts, and forums—and JREF…

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I am sometimes intrigued at the breathless commentary that accompanies each move in the market. As is my habit I flicked on my ipad whilst waiting for the kettle to boil and was greeted by Bloomberg jabbering about the impact of the US government shut down. To put this into context this is the  state…

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Tim Minchin

I have always been a fan of Tim Minchin and what I would call his musical approach to philosophy and the human condition. I am always a fan of anyone who tries to live their life in a rational manner which is so unusual for entertainers who seemed to be possessed by the gods of…

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Its Friday

Makes me almost want to go and buy another one. Although I do have a soft spot for Miss Henderson and would probably buy anything she had driven.

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Too Old And With Too Little Money

I came across this paper the other day. The basic thrust of the paper is that populations are living longer and longer – this is really no surprise. What is surprising is this quote – Most babies born since 2000 in countries with long-lived residents will celebrate their 100th birthdays if the present yearly growth…

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Icahn America’s Richest Hedge Fund Manager

He may have failed in his bid to block Dell Inc.’s management buyout, but the last 12 months have been very good to Carl Icahn, all the same. Icahn’s net worth soared nearly 40% to $20.3 billion, making him the richest alternative investments honcho in America, according to Forbes magazine. Icahn placed 18th on the annual Forbes…

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