Monthly Archives: January 2011

Inflation, Gold, Real Estate, and Speculation

“Adding gold and real estate to a 60/40 (60 percent stocks, 40 percent bonds) portfolio looks pretty similar to a 50/50 balanced portfolio,” he wrote. “Those extra positions… are certain to add cost… and do not appear to be worth much unless we do have that perfect storm” Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman Explains Why He Writes

Creative people say so much more with their words. Continue reading

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Objective, Subjective, and My Explorations

“If you’re studying geology, which is all facts, as soon as you get out of school you forget it all . . . but philosophy, you remember just enough to screw you up for the rest of your life.” – Steve Martin Continue reading

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O’Driscoll: “Inflation is Here”

The title says it all Continue reading

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Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day

The book is an interesting story on how the world’s poor make it work. Continue reading

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Mercatus Center: Broke States & Bailouts

Mercatus Center panel talk concerning state budgets and their challenges. Continue reading

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Challenges of No Objective Code of Values

Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit. Continue reading

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