Anyone who has ever been to Japan and spent time with the Japanese will know that their definition of odd is very different from ours….. The Wall Street Journal has finally caught on to Tokyo’s “impossibly skinny houses” phenomenon (Remember that 10-foot-wide “lantern” home? And that 9.8-foot-wide wall house? Plus the thinnest “Flatiron building” ever?) Anyway, in a new piece…Details
Economists at the University of Zurich, Michel Maréchal, Alain Cohn and Ernst Fehr, set out to learn whether bankers are in fact more likely to cheat. They particularly focused on whether people who consciously thought of themselves as bankers (and acted under this moniker) were more likely to cheat than when they had their non-professional…Details
Here is my New Years observation…..
One of things that always intrigued me about this time of year is the number of pronouncements that come out regarding predictions for the coming year. In my world if you are going to display a complete lack of credibility then all you need to do is to make predictions about what such and such…Details
One of the difficulties of living in a world that is flooded with narratives is that they have an insidious way of seeping into your subconscious. This infiltration is unknown until you need to make a decision. The chart below is of QAN and upon cursory inspection it shows a relentless bearishness surrounding the stock…Details
For your edification I bring you two articles. Firstly, a series of predictions made by Saxo Bank economists. Secondly, and more sensibly a piece that rightly asks – where are the economists yachts? Once you have read the first article you will automatically know the answer to the question posed in the second article.