9 12, 2021

The Price of Success

By |2021-12-09T22:16:02+00:00December 9th, 2021|Federal Reserve, World Market Update|0 Comments

Are we addicted to winning? Illustration: Superolli. Source: Openclipart We see it every week: glowing reviews of great stars and managers; the adoration or condemnation of home and rival teams; and the endless hours of watching the game and commentary and replay and analysis of their [...]

2 12, 2021

Inflation Liftoff – Part 2

By |2021-12-02T20:53:38+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You can’t get something from nothing. Illustration: Randall Munroe. Source: Wikimedia It’s the same principle as the conservation of mass, or conservation of energy, or conservation of momentum. In nuclear physics, when deuterium atoms merge to form a helium atom, a teeny-tiny amount of mass is [...]

11 11, 2021

Inflation Liftoff – Part 1

By |2021-11-11T17:59:11+00:00November 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can we protect ourselves from inflation? Photo: Eric Ward. Source: Flikr. CC BY-SA 2.0 The answer may surprise you. Yesterday we received news of a dramatic increase in inflation. The headlines focused on the year-over-year number, but that misstates the problem. After all, a year ago [...]

7 10, 2021

Shakespeare and Bitcoin

By |2021-10-07T20:53:36+00:00October 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What would Shakespeare think about cryptocurrencies? Public Domain. Source: Wikipedia Shakespeare was a keen observer of human nature. From Hamlet to Macbeth to The Tempest, he spins stories of self-deception, overgrown ambition, and illusions. In his personal life he seems to have taken a lesson from [...]

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