Post-Truth: Facts Pale by Comparison

Post-Truth Money

Chuckling to myself, I could not pass up the opportunity to highlight the Oxford Dictionaries’ international word of the year for 2016, post-truth, an adjective defined as: “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in […] Read more »

The Wealth Effect Failure

uneven playing field

People tend to increase spending when the prices of their stock market and real estate assets rise. They perceive it as an increase to their financial security. This is known as the wealth effect. “The wealth effect is a psychological […] Read more »

The Power Behind the Throne

“And the banks–hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created–are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) 2009 Could […] Read more »

Reset for Lifestyle Longevity

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve, American Actor 1952-2004 Are you drowning in stuff? “Tidying guru” Marie Kondo tells us, “Most people have three times […] Read more »

Part of the Machine

Part of the machine

“By a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method, they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and while the process impoverishes many, it actually […] Read more »