The Best of Times or The Worst of Times?

We have two contrasting opinions: From Bill ‘RamZPaul’ Gates: Warren Buffett’s Best Investment Bill: One of my favorite books is Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature. It shows how violence has dropped dramatically over time. That’s startling news to people, because they tend…

Make The Stock Market Great Again

Stock market hits new highs The ‘Teflon market’: Why stocks keep setting new highs despite Trump drama The S&P 500 has gained 10% since Trump’s victory. Stock market hits new high with longest winning streak in decades. Great level of confidence and optimism – even…

Mark Zuckerberg: a Modern-day Progressive

Not surprisingly, Zuckerberg’s manifesto was panned by everyone. Zuckerberg Gives Public an Indication How He Lives in an Alternative Reality Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto for Facebook offers a social dystopia But also, people don’t like being reduced to props and ‘extras’ for the screenplay that is…

Rule by signaling

A meritocracy means taking the most competent and putting them in charge. Simple enough. But how does one determine competency? The problem is competence is determined ex post facto, through empirical evidence, in which case it may be too late. This means signaling is required,…

Materialism and Empircisim are Easy; Idealism is Hard

Empiricism vs Idealism: Empiricism begins with the hypothesis that there is an objective reality independent of humanity and we may use inductive logic to learn about this reality through our senses. We can experiment and test the validity of our ideas. The scientific method is…

A Letter to ‘Trump Haters’

I address this letter to ‘Trump haters’, not ‘Hillary supporters’, because based on personal observations, some of Trump’s biggest detractors also hate Hillary just as much, if not more (for denying Bernie Sanders the nomination, who would have been a better candidate). Trump’s win has…

Avoid Individual Stocks

Billionaire Warren Buffett discusses the book that changed his life The reality is, it was a lot easier in the 1950′s-1990′s to make money with stock picking (as Buffett did) than today, because in the past stocks tended to exhibit what is called ‘Serial Correlation’…