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The “Job Creator” Myth

Quick – which came first: economies or wealthy elites? I raised this question because some politicians have a passion for referring to the wealthy as “job creators” – inferring that the well-being of the economy is tied to the well-being … Continue reading

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The Only Certainty Is Uncertainty

Uncertainty is one of our biggest issues today. With so many changes happening in the world, and with nobody in charge appearing to know how to deal with them, the uncertainty of it all can feel overwhelming. However, it appears … Continue reading

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Fixing the System

Many of the problems confronting the US today involve systems that aren’t working properly. Examples that come to mind include financial services (the banks), the economy in general, American healthcare, the governments in Afghanistan and Iraq, and global climate change. … Continue reading

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What We Measure Is What We’ll Get

Many people share the belief that there is a solid, objective reality “out there” somewhere – outside our heads, presumably – and that we can perceive this reality by assuming a detached, objective approach to understanding things. It’s also assumed … Continue reading

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How the Internet Got Its Rules

The New York Times had an article recently, “How the Internet Got Its Rules,” which offered an intriguing glimpse of the beginning of a phenomena that is an integral part of life today. The article was written by Stephen Crocker, … Continue reading

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E pluribus pluribus

E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One) – Seal of the United States A big topic in today’s news was a rant by Rick Santelli, a hyper correspondent for CNBC who appears to believe yelling can compensate for a lack … Continue reading

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Paranoia Strikes Deep

Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It starts when you’re always afraid You step out of line, the man come and take you away – Buffalo Springfield I recently attended a seminar on information security hosted by … Continue reading

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Complexity on Wall Street

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know much about economics. Then again, based on the last few weeks, there are a lot of people on Wall Street that don’t know much about economics either. (Why would an investment … Continue reading

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