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Monthly Archives: December 2007

Garbage In, Garbage Out

The amount of blind faith people put in computer models (and in “experts”) never ceases to amaze me. Personally, I’m from Missouri. Show me. Prove it to me. I was reading an article in a recent issue of “The Economist” that explained how the recent financial meltdown in CDO (collateralized mortgage obligations) occurred because the […]

Economic Democracy

Somewhere out there is the concept that profit is a bad thing, that profit involves ripping people off, which certainly can happen. I’m proud of being what I call a “Populist Capitalist.” I’ve got a whole riff on Why I detest “Cronyism Capitalism” (it gives the rest of us working capitalists a bad name) Why […]

A prophet is not without honor…

“A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.” This bible verse (Matthew 13:57, King James version) reminds us that many truths about human nature are as old as time itself. In management speak, this verse is recast as “The farther the distance traveled, the greater the expert.” […]

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