Posts filed under “Philosophy”

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Category: Philosophy, Science, Video

The Tyranny of the U.S. Criminal Justice System

How can the life of such a man Be in the palm of some fool’s hand? To see him obviously framed Couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land Where justice is a game.—Bob Dylan, “Hurricane”     Justice in America is not all it’s cracked up to be. Just ask…Read More

Category: Legal, Philosophy, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank

Interview with Stanford Economist Alvin Roth

Interview with Alvin Roth Stanford economist on matching theory, kidney markets and the importance of coffee Douglas Clement | Editor, The Region Published June 15, 2015   |  June 2015 issue       Interview conducted March 11, 2015 In “normal” markets, prices adjust to equate demand and supply; the market clears. This simple premise is at the core…Read More

Category: Economy, Philosophy, Think Tank

Today in History

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Category: Digital Media, Philosophy

‘Wisdom of Crowds’ is Surprisingly Dumb

I had to chuckle when I read the following on Bloomberg yesterday: Paddy Power Plc said it was left “red-faced” after paying out early to gamblers who incorrectly bet that Greek voters would back an austerity referendum. Ireland’s biggest bookmaker “paid out five figures” in winnings on July 1, days before Greece rejected further austerity,…Read More

Category: Markets, Philosophy, Real Estate

Greece Referendum Results: No, 61.31%; Yes, 38.69%

  Strap in — tomorrow is going to be a busy day:   click for Greek voting results Source:  

Category: Bailouts, Philosophy

Krugman vs Austerians

Hilarious: click for interactive media    

Category: Financial Press, Humor, Philosophy

The Days Are Long, But The Decades Are Short . . .

Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: time is passing more quickly as we get older.



Category: Philosophy, Video, Weekend

Buffett on Stock Prices

Its early in this potential correction, but let me remind you of Buffett’s interesting (1997) comments: “If you plan to eat hamburgers throughout your life and are not a cattle producer, should you wish for higher or lower prices for beef? Likewise, if you are going to buy a car from time to time but…Read More

Category: Bad Math, Investing, Philosophy

Learning From Failure: Performing an Autopsy on Dead Start Ups

  There has been relentless coverage of the boom in technology startups. Think about the blasé way the word bubble gets tossed about. Big Wall Street banks and Silicon Valley venture capital firms are wooing geek talent, and investors seem willing once again to ignore the widespread use of unconventional financial accountingthat makes a start-up’s finances look much better…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Technology, Venture Capital, Web/Tech