Monthly Archives: November 2013

America: A Poet’s Thoughts

  One Today by Richard Blanco  One sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peeking over the Smokies, greeting the faces of the Great Lakes, spreading a simple truth across the Great Plains, then charging across the Rockies. … Continue reading

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The Hell Are We Doing Here?

…No. Capitalism is not a means to any end… It is a process for exploring and engaging uncertainty with fluid expectations… —Venkatesh Rao The argument I’ve been making for a bear market of Grand Supercycle degree is easier to get … Continue reading

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On Being a Fool

Midas, you recall, was a dumbass. In return for taking great care of one of his drunks, Bacchus granted the Phrygian king a wish. Without thinking, King Midas asked that everything he touched turn to gold. This was nice until … Continue reading

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On The Buck

Over the long term, you are more likely to fool yourself than others. –Taleb I’m having a casual conversation about investments with another guy when the Superzipper arrives and seats himself in between us. Leaning into my space, he shoves a picture of his … Continue reading

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On Why I Think What I Think

Our reality-based assignment is the intelligent management of contraction. –Kunstler Well, look, it was the party to end all in the late nineties, and we were so caught up in the excitement that we took it all as normal behavior. … Continue reading

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