By all appearances, we’re in a golden age of innovation. Every month sees new advances in artificial intelligence, gene therapy, robotics and software apps. Research and development as a share of gross domestic product is near an all-time high. There are more scientists and engineers in the U.S. than ever before. None of this has…Details
Last week LB spoke at the Young AICC in what was a fairly polite look at shares versus property. You can tell by the fact that I used the world polite that I obviously wasn’t speaking. After the event there were a few things I pondered on the way home. The first was my observation…Details
About how good things have been consider this months top 10 performing global indices. The most impressive gain has been by the major Venezuelan index which is up an astonishing 99% – which is not bad for a country that is going down the gurgler.
A little bit of market history…. This week we’re thinking about what it means to be a trader in today’s electronified markets and contrast it with trading in the era of horse and buggies. That’s right, we’re going back in time to talk mule trading and the story of the legendary Ray Lum, who spent…Details
How and why did the modern world and its unprecedented prosperity begin? Many bookshelves are full of learned tomes by historians, economists, political philosophers and other erudite scholars with endless explanations. One way of looking at the question is by examining something basic, and arguably essential: the emergence of a belief in the usefulness of…Details
Warburton: So what you’re saying is that traditional economics has focused on an ideally rational individual, asking, “What would such a person do if he or she behaved in their own best interests based on the information available?” But behavioral economics brings in the fact that we don’t always behave in our own best interests.…Details