Category Archives: General Interest

Seven common words coined by American Presidents

Source:  Dictionary.com Moment George Washington Early America was a hotbed of political discussion–and neologisms. In 1781, George Washington wrote about the early formation of the United States, “The present temper of the states is friendly to the establishment of a … Continue reading

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The economics (and finance) of a flu epidemic – Reuters

According to the Center for Disease Control this is the earliest regular flu season in past ten years.    Not too late to get that flu shot! Maybe a little too late to pick up the flu stocks, however.  At least … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Let’s make it happen next year, both long and short, and accept what the market gives us.  May we all prosper. (click here if video is not observable)

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Worst Words of 2012 – Dictionary.com

Love this list from Dictionary.com – sometimes a selfie is just a selfie! 2012 has been an interesting time in the life of our lexicon. From new coinages to new usages, English has had a nice growth spurt. Some neologisms … Continue reading

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The Collaspe In Cosmic GDP

Wow! Peak oil.  Peak food production.  Now (11 billion years ago) peak star production. The Royal Astronomical Society writes, ‘Cosmic GDP’ crashes 97% as star formation slumps While parts of the world experience economic hardship, a team of Portuguese, UK, … Continue reading

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What Economists At Harvard Are Thinking

Cute.  The Mankiw is starting to look…wise, no? Hat tip Mashable.  (click here if video is not observable)

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Earth At Night

Very cool NASA satellite photos via Mashable. (click here if pictures are not observable)

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Gone Surfin’

We’ll be off the desk the next few days taking on the best of what the California coast can roll at us.   Not sure if we will have access to the tech for real-time commentary.   Best efforts, however. We do … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2012

Man, if this doesn’t break your heart, nothing will. Thanks to all the Vets out there.  Your huge sacrifices are greatly appreciated.  May the country take better care of you and your families. Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease; Fold the … Continue reading

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Are Economists and Market Stategists Next?

We don’t want to make light of the loss of life but we find this story incredible.  Prison for Italian scientists for getting the L’Aquila 2009 earthquate wrong, which left 309 people dead. Six Italian scientists and a government official … Continue reading

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