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This Time Is Different….If Only That Were True

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, by

I’m almost finished reading “This Time is Different” by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, and I strongly suggest you add this to your book queue. It’s not my first tour through the history of financial folly. You should also look into the 1978 classic “Manias, Panics and Crashes” written by the economic historian Charles Kindleberger. […]

Intelligence: The Third Link of the Nexus

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012, by

The underlying premise of this blog is the pervasive and persuasive linkage between health and wealth. It’s a positive correlation on full display in upper and upper middle income families. But there is a more fundamental element at work in this juncture, so obvious that it is easy to overlook. Not to mention its being […]

“The Weight of the Nation” on HBO

Monday, May 14th, 2012, by

You’ll want to tune up the DVR to record the upcoming series on HBO…The Weight of the Nation. I’m looking forward to it with a mixture of anticipation and dread. It’s a story we should pretty much know by heart now…but still well worth repeating. Our obesity epidemic is now so rampant that it is […]

Protecting your wealth from Inflation: Part II

Friday, May 4th, 2012, by

I’m sure you’ve seen the headlines by now. “The Scream” by Edvard Munch has sold at auction for $120 million. If you wanted something to scream about it would be the relentless assault on the dollar by our activist Federal Reserve. The Fed has a mission, but not one they are ever likely to own […]