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Rewarding Greed and Stupidity

Comedy often exploits stereotypes to get a laugh. However, the class most skewered in this interview parody: bankers and other members of the “financial community,” richly deserve the attention. Watching the video all the way to the end provides some deep insight. Although “markets” predominate in “Mr. Parr’s” discussion, his markets do not qualify as […]

Learning from Psychotic Ranting . . .

I suppose the title for this blog post seems unlikely. If ranting truly qualified as psychotic, whatever that means, learning anything valuable in the common world of our experience from it would likely have a low probability. However, if the ranter merely self identifies as psychotic, he might use the exaggeration and overstatement of a […]

What lies behind all the financial ruckus

Of late the news has been filled with the doings of the Federal Reserve and other “movers and shakers” in the financial sectors. The media has generated “sound and fury” concerning rate cuts, emergency actions, etc. I took up reading The Daily Reckoning a while ago. I had read other Agora newsletters before, but especially […]