Category Archives: Business and entrepreneurship

I always have at least 2-3 business ideas I’m working on. It takes money to get things cracking, and gee ain’t “get a job” useless advice in this job market. Random ideas, thoughts, plans, etc., in relation to my own business ideas, and any other innovative production-oriented or organizational technologies. Trade policy, social change and the view that production should be a process of creation and collaboration that ultimately serves both public and private interests often guide my thoughts in this regard. Every day is the beginning of the rest of your life, and exciting opportunities may always arise from the most unexpected circumstances.

Good news for net neutrality in Canada. Following consistent and ongoing efforts by Open Media to ensure that the general public is well represented on this issue, another effort by internet service providers to transform consumers and content creators into … Continue reading

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Poetic justice for AGW denialism via betting markets?

Someone should start a sea level betting market. Samoans and others can take positions which will pay out around the time they start to flood. Thanks to widespread ignorance in the largest economy in the world, this should provide a … Continue reading

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Some imagery to promote a project

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Differing shades of hypothetical in good/bad payday loan presentations

Some people defend payday loans on the premise that people know best for themselves. I like this thinking. But compare two hypothetical scenarios. Hypothetical scenario 1: a) Guy orders drink at bar with last money, b) Guy goes to get … Continue reading

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Historically high P/E ratios in the S&P are not evidence of a bull (and hence the positioning relative to the future bear market)

When interest rates are lower, the market value of a secure asset is higher. This is because people are willing to pay more money to secure a flow of revenues when interest rates are lower. That’s because the alternatives (interest-bearing … Continue reading

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We say ‘guru’ because ‘charlatan’ is too long in the headline

We are using the word ‘guru’ only because ‘charlatan’ is too long to fit into a headline – Peter Drucker, a business consultant, in reference to business consultants

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A simple reason that certain right-wing economic arguments fall apart before they begin

In a market system, a price signal transmits information about the costs of various inputs leading to a final output. It is presumed to be the main piece of information which enables market participants to coordinate efficiently. Not fine, but … Continue reading

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Women are three times as likely to be fired after misconduct in finance

Women are three times as likely to be fired after misconduct in finance, despite being much less likely to perpetrate any misconduct. The authors suggest that “old boy club” sort of mentality prevents the market from capitalizing on the opportunity. … Continue reading

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The USA could build high speed rail between every city over a million, or buy 10,700 F35s per year, with the savings (!) from changing to universal public health care

Canada health care: 11% of GDP. USA health care: 17% of GDP. Canada average results: higher in almost all categories (data.worldbank.org is an easily accessible source on this for a variety of indicators). USA economy: $17.9 trillion. Potential annual savings … Continue reading

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The cover up of the cover up. Dissemination of neurolinguistic programming stage presence tools as the cover up for classical conditioning being the mechanism when in fact neurotechnology was being used for brainwashing and societal control purposes

The coverup involved efforts to promote belief that classic conditioning was the mechanism involved in various mind control (and brainwashing) methods being applied widely in the pschological warfare situation some years previous. This was to cover up the fact of … Continue reading

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