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Book Review: Black Swan

Black Swan:  The Impact Of The Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Unknown unknowns have long been a problem in human understanding, and with this toughtful extended personal essay from the insightful Taleb I have now read all of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fooled By Randomness

Fooled By Randomness:  The Hidden Role Of Chance In Life And In The Markets, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Some books feel like treatises where the author seeks to present himself as being the first and/or last word on a given … Continue reading

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Book Review: Uninve$ted

Uninve$ted:  How Wall Street Hijacks Your Money & How To Fight Back, by Bobby Monks with Justin Jaffe and Bree LaCasse It is striking and remarkable that in reading a book that I thought would complement what I had been … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bogleheads’ Guide To Investing

The Bogleheads’ Guide To Investing, by Mel Lindauer, Taylor Larimore, and Michael LeBoeuf Reading this book, which took months to arrive through all of the previous readers who put it on hold in the library, prompted me to ask a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Don’t Count On It!

Don’t Count On It!:  Reflections On Investment Illusions, Capitalism, “Mutual” Funds, Indexing, Entrepreneurship, Idealism, And Heroes, by John. C. Bogle If you’ve read books by the author before, and I have [1], there is much that the reader will find … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: When To Rob A Bank

When To Rob A Bank…And 131 More Warped Suggestions And Well-Intended Rants, by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner, read by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, with Erik Bergman and Therese Plummer I had mixed views of … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing

The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing:  The Only Way To Guarantee Your Fair Share Of Stock Market Returns, by John C. Bogle I must admit that I was familiar with the author’s product–namely the Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund–long … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Research Of The Jewish Cemetary At The Judensavannah

Today I happened to visit the Judensavannah in rural Suriname, about 25 miles (or 40 km) away from the capital of Paramaribo upriver along the Suriname River.  At this location a group of Jewish-owned slave plantations existed from the seventeenth … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Development Of Economic Infrastructure For Unpopular Businesses

For some time I have been deeply concerned about the attitude towards conservative companies by banks, which have increasingly added to their corrupt cronyist behavior a distinctly political angle in their hiring and investing that only adds to their ill … Continue reading

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Exploring The False Dilemma Between Jefferson And Hamilton, Or The Farmer And The Entrepreneur Should Be Friends

From time to time I like to examine professions that one would not automatically think of as being similar and their relationships [1].  At other times I examine some of the larger repercussions of the politics of the American founding … Continue reading

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