Welcome to the Ruminations of an Aspiring Renaissance ManI hope you enjoy the social commentary and economic interpretation. Any supporting arguments and constructive criticism are welcome. Please take any investment advise to your personal financial professional (even if he seems to be an idiot), before implementing any investment OPINIONS contained within this blog. Just because I'm a well educated financial professional doesn't mean I'll be right. It doesn't mean I'm wrong either though. Live Long and Prosper :)
Atlas: refers to the objectivist opus of Ayn Rand; “Atlas Shrugged”
Renaissance: the revival of learning and culture.
The mission of the blog is to foster critical thinking of current events in the hope of a new Renaissance and an exit from the New Dark Ages of Corporate Kingdoms and Wage Serfs.
Atlas has shrugged but he is just marshaling his resources for a rebirth.
- The problem with #evolution is that there is an evolutionary advantage to not believing in it. #P2 #TCOT 18 hours ago
- RT @funnyordie: The NFL is considering introducing a nine-point touchdown next season! Neat! Still no league policy on players who hit wome… 1 week ago
- #Racism would take a big hit if we finally concede it's probably 50/50 that @OJSimpson was framed. 2 weeks ago
March 2015 M T W T F S S « Feb 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
- February 2010
- January 2010
- December 2009
- November 2009
- October 2009
- September 2009
- August 2009
- July 2009
- June 2009
- May 2009
- April 2009
- March 2009
- December 2008
- November 2008
- October 2008
- September 2008
- July 2008
- June 2008
- May 2008
- April 2008
- March 2008
- February 2008
- January 2008
- February 2006
- April 1970
Via Zerohedge: “The Reverse Robin Hood Construct”
It seems the entire global economy has been subverted by the rich robbing from the poor.
It’s been said a sucker is born every minute, but should our economy be based on their victimization?
I can’t see how this won’t end badly.
Just because the iPad will become an iFad isn’t a bad thing. Many people may buy an iPad to look cool or just us it to check email once a week (grandparents??). The reason people buy the iPad will not be important.
I probably won’t get the iPad, though if you have an extra, I’d be happy to take it off your hands. I have, however, started being a little more careless with my iPhone. If my iPhone were to meet an untimely end, I will replace it with the iPad.
The real genius of the iPad is that it is just a blank piece of paper. Any software developer, engineer or backyard inventor can be creative both on the inside, software, and outside, kickstands, cases, etc.
I hate to sound like I drink Apple Koolaide, but some weaknesses critics see in the iPad are intentional concessions to third party developers and accessory companies. Without a robust third party sphere any PC product will stagnate. Plus, Apple loves make licensing fees on accessories they expended zero R & D dollars to create.
Of course, some weaknesses are also Apple underwhelming on the first generation so they can meet the price point and leave room for Wow with the 2G iPad.
But should we care about the stats when our team keeps losing?
“”What we see in the United States and some other economies is a statistical recovery and a human recession.”
Larry Summers, Davos, Jan 30, 2010 (via CNBC)
Plus, he’s actually quite wrong on the stats and also understates the human reality:
Sadly for many, the stock market will eventually reflect reality.
Formally highly liquid, Money Markets to get new withdrawal lockouts just like your favorite hedge fund.
South Park, once again ahead of the curve.
Video below IS work friendly, unless or course, you work at a TBTF Bank.
If you’re worth +10 mil, stop now…nothing to see here…you’ll be just fine.
Worth less, please continue, and buy Gold soon, because the S&P is a mirage and your job might be a mirage too.