Friday, May 27, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Bank robbers aren't normally the smartest bunch. They are looking to feed some habit, and don't think far enough ahead to do the kinds of things that would prevent them from getting caught. The Stopwatch Gang of the 1970s was different. They set records for their well-planned heists, and stayed out of or escaped from jail better than anyone else. Greg Weston goes the extra mile to tell us the story of The Stopwatch Gang.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
I loved Money, Blood and Revolution by George Cooper. Cooper examines a few fields (e.g. biology, geology, astronomy) that were off-track before a change in perception (thanks to some bright minds, often from the outside) led to knowledge revolutions. Cooper then makes the argument that economics is currently stuck in that "off-track" mode, and suggests the changes in perception needed to get it back on track.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
The Jaguar's Children is a novel that depicts the hardships faced by the poor in Mexico who try to illegally immigrate to the United States. A would-be migrant is trapped in a water tank in a failed border crossing attempt, and is desperately trying to seek help through a phone with little reception.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
American productivity growth used to be a lot higher than it is now. In the century between 1870 and 1970, and especially in the fifty years between 1920 and 1970, the American increased his productivity at a pace he has not been able to match since. Robert Gordon examines the history and the potential causes of American growth over different periods in American history in The Rise and Fall of American Growth.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Just seven months ago, I wrote about Anglo American as a potential value opportunity. It subsequently fell a lot further from there, but has now come all the way back and then some. I have taken advantage of the recent optimistic sentiment to sell my shares.
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