Posts filed under “Video”

When a Bridge Falls

The collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis in 2007 killed 13 people and focused attention on the state of bridges across the nation.


NYT, March 3rd, 2014

Category: Economy, Really, really bad calls, Video

NASA Image Shows North Korea in the Dark

North Korea has a population of around 24 million people but a photo released by NASA reveals that at night the country is almost completely dark compared to its neighbors China and South Korea. WSJ’s Monika Vosough reports. (NASA)

Category: Energy, Video

How We Understand Risk: What Kills Us

One of the things that baffles me about people is how they completely misunderstand risk. Lots of my friends panic about things that have no real chance of killing them, but ignore the things that will. This can lead us to make irrational decisions, and sometimes irrational policy. What really will kill us? Watch and learn.

What Kills Us? How We Understand Risk.

Category: Bad Math, Psychology, Science, Video

Apple + Ferrari = Fast Smart Car

What happens when two of the world’s strongest brands combine? Ferrari’s newlylaunched car has an interface from Apple. Bloomberg’s Tom Gibson examines how these two heavyweights complement each other.


Source: Bloomberg, March 5 2014

Category: Technology, Video

Nenner: Dow 5,000 in 2013

This is one of those things that really annoys me:

One year ago today, Charles Nenner (of the Charles Nenner Research Center) went on TV. His specialty is Cycle Research (whatever that is). He made a very bold call, forecasting a drop to 5,000 in the Dow.

It was not merely that the 50% drop did not come pass. What happened was the opposite, a 32% rally. And so, one year later, we have to recall this prognostication as one of the very worst of the year. The calls on Apple and Intel and Semis were nearly as bad.

 

Worst call of 2013:

March 4 (Bloomberg) — Charles Nenner Research Center Executive Director Charles Nenner discusses the markets and his prediction of the Dow dropping to 5,000 this year.. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

 

Category: Really, really bad calls, Video

The Wolf of Wall Street: Fact vs. Fiction


Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Investing, Markets, Video

Americans: Hate big banks, but can’t quit them


Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Bailouts, Video

WealthTrack: Robert Shiller Interview

Robert Shiller, recent winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, a Yale professor and the co-creator of the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices discusses the importance of psychology in the markets and what it’s telling him now.
WEALTHTRACK #1035 originally Broadcast February 21, 2014

Source: WealthTrack

Category: Psychology, Video

Daniel Kahneman, in conversation with Cass Sunstein

On February 3, 2014, Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, spoke with Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor in Spangler Auditorium at Harvard Business School.

Category: Investing, Psychology, Video

The Economics of Sex

Essential to the mission of the Austin Institute is the dissemination of both thought-provoking and rigorous academic research on family, sexuality, social structures and human relationships. In order to engage a wider audience, we are developing select research projects into a medium amenable to our digital age.

 

 

Published on Feb 14, 2014

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Category: Economy, Psychology, Video