It is Memorial Day, and we are celebrating our freedom by bragging about the economy, putting immigrants in “detention centers” reminiscent of WW2 concentration camps, and punching drunk women on the Jersey shore. We need to realize the value of our fellow human beings, whether they be soldiers, immigrants, or even drunk women on the beach. Let’s stop blaming each other and hurting each other. Empathy is better for morality, but it is also better for the economy. Continue reading “Market Monday #6: Comparative Advantage”
Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky spent hours and hours discussing theoretical concepts in psychology, developing an amazing working relationship that would completely change multiple fields in the social sciences. Continue reading “Book Review: The Undoing Project”
We are starting to see stock buyback action comparable to the last time we were late in the business cycle. Continue reading “Market Monday #4: Boom & Bust”
This is the 2nd edition of my new weekly economics digest. You can read the first edition here. Owning businesses is tough, especially when you own stocks and face price volatility. The most successful investors ignore the noise of price voluntary and focus on the core aspects of the business that affect its long term profitability. Even that is not as easy as it sounds. Continue reading “Market Monday #2: Volatility”
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Capitalism has long had an addiction to debt, and this week’s headlines show that it is off the wagon again. Governments, corporations, and households are getting in over their heads again. Continue reading “Market Monday #1: Capitalists Addicted to Debt”
Lords of Finance is described as the story of the four central bankers who set up the world for the Great Depression. However, the reader can expect to get a whole lot more than that from this book–whether he wants it or not.
It is mostly written in a biographical style, with more incidental details than necessary. The financial side of the story is explained, but not with as much depth or clarity as many other books of this type offer. Some general claims about the macroeconomy are made without enough explanation about macroeconomics to back them up. Continue reading “Book Review: Lords of Finance”
This is a neat book of magazine-style business stories. There are 12 stories about 25-100 pages each. They don’t relate to each other at all, other than all being related to business, finance, and economics.
The stories are all interesting and well-written, so it is both entertaining and informative. This gave me some lesson ideas for my entrepreneurship class.
This is a great way to learn some new business content in a fun and engaging way.