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Antifragile. The Book.

Saturday, September 21st, 2013, by

There are maybe two people who have figured out the direction of our global economy.  One is George Gilder, who wrote the groundbreaking “Wealth and Poverty” some thirty years ago, and has recently published his opus “Knowledge and Power”.  His newest book will be the subject of a future post, once I’ve finished it.  But […]

The Other Three Legged Stool

Saturday, September 7th, 2013, by

In our last post we revisited the time honored tradition of sourcing your retirement income from three solid streams of funding. Today we look at the non financial aspect of your lifetime goals…your physical well being, and how it too can be strengthened by three distinct disciplines. The goal, simply put, is to tightly compress […]

The Three Legged Stool: Version 2.0

Saturday, August 31st, 2013, by

Here’s an ancient rhubarb that we once learned about our ultimate retirement funding. The three legged stool. For those of you too young to remember, the three legs of the stool were: a.  Social Security b.  Your defined benefit pension payment, from your thirty plus years of employment with the same benevolent employer. c  Your […]

Detroit’s Bankruptcy: The Harvest from the Excess of the New Deal

Saturday, July 27th, 2013, by

I’ve long touted the benefits of the streaming Netflix service…all those online movies and documentaries.  One you will want to add to your list is “Detroipia” a clear eyed look at the decline and fall of one of America’s formerly great cities. I’ve been sifting through all the editorials written about the recent bankrupcty filing, […]

These Guys Just Don’t Have A Clue

Saturday, July 6th, 2013, by

By now you’ve heard the news…the latest retreat from full enforcement of the laughably named “Affordable Health Care Act”. For those of you who have learned to tune out the national discourse on this dismal piece of legislation, there was an especially onerous provision that mandated employer paid health care on every company that had […]

Too Big To Fail: The Movie That Got It Right

Saturday, June 15th, 2013, by

I’m not the movie enthusiast I used to be…but then again…the movies are not what they used to be either. These days, I’m pretty content to see what Turner Classic Movies has lined up on its queue, and failing that there is always the vast Netflix online library. But there is one recent offering that […]

Taking the Plunge After Cutting the Cord

Monday, May 27th, 2013, by

This holiday weekend has me thinking about the vastly different world we are passing on to our children and grandchildren. The question that was asked of young men in my generation was…”what branch of the military did you serve in?”.  Since the draft was abolished forty years ago, the question has no real meaning today.  […]

Disease Management: Our Failed Model For Health Care

Saturday, April 27th, 2013, by

I’m now listening to the second of my CD albums from Dr. Andrew Weil, and continue to be impressed with his extensive knowledge about our health care crisis. The first album was his comprehensive overview of our health system, and the current album deals specifically with our attitudes towards aging.  He’s able to articulate clearly […]