Category: The Fantastic Depression

News Update for Week of 8/16/2020

Week ending 8/16/20 Global Covid Cases: 21,715,859 Global Covid Deaths: 770836 New Deaths: 39,131 an average of 5,590 per day, down slightly from last week’s 5,845 per day average US Covid Cases: 5,541,022 US Covid Deaths: 172,836 New Deaths: 7576 – average of 1082 – just slightly up from...

Weekly Update for Week ending August 9, 2020 – Pandemic and Politics

8/9/20 Global Covid Cases: 19,918,914 Global Covid Deaths: 731,705 New Deaths: 40,918 – 5,845 per day average – about the same as last week’s 5724 but a little higher US Covid Cases: 5,165,337 US Covid Deaths: 165,260 New Deaths: 7,166 – 1024 per day dying average – down just...

The History of the World and the Three Religions Which Rule It

I’m extremely bothered by the way we exist. It’s taken me a long time to realize that most people either don’t notice, don’t care, or are too busy trying to make a decent life for themselves or their loved ones to be able to spend time on these things....

Fundamental Systemic Problems – #1 – Wealth

There are fundamental systemic problems that are literally killing us – both individually and as a species. Unless we can get a handle on these issues – we are almost certainly doomed. The first problem is wealth. Not wealth inequality, not wealth distribution, not how wealth is earned or...

Homeownerlessness

Thus far, in my life, I have never owned my own home except when I’ve lived in VW vans. It’s my own fault – mortgages were easy to come by several times in my life and I chose not to invest. This will sound funny, but the prices always...

The Greatest Dilemma aka The Parent’s Dilemma

Maybe you have to be me to understand this one, but I’m guessing that you only have to be a sort of half way self aware parent of a child that you truly love to understand it – this – my greatest dilemma. I want my child to grow...

Top 20 Hedge Funds 2009

When you look at hedge fund performance so far in 2009, it seems that some of them have been making a lot of money while others are still losing their jobs… Is life unfair? Top 20 Hedge Funds 2009 1/ Turnberry Capital +130.69% 2/ Palomino Capital +114.43% 3/ Henderson...

Making money with Text Link Ads

  First off, I have to admit that in most of my online ventures, I haven’t really succeeded. Adsense has not yet yielded me a dime in actual payouts. Affiliate programs have never really worked for me. Referral programs haven’t worked. Paid to email and paid to play games...