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.

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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Extremely concise statement on why it is good for the economy to spend taxpayer dollars on basic sciences research that will often not pay off, and when it does is generally a long time from now

According to MJ Boskin, former economic adviser on George HW Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers: Private markets invest too little in basic science,” he writes, “because private investors are unable to appropriate the returns. More at Project Syndicate At one … Continue reading

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Sound waves can be used to hack phones, fitness devices and cars that have accelerometers

NYT reports how sound waves can affect accelerometers in phones, fitness monitoring devices and cars. This provides a pathway to hacking the devices by use of sound waves. The term “musical virus” is suggested. The researchers did not actually compromise … Continue reading

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MIT establishes $250,000 prize for disobedience

Via Quartz, CNN reports that MIT is establishing a $250,000 prize for disobedience. CNN quotes the director of the MIT Media Lab, who says “You don’t change the world by doing what you’re told”. The MIT Media Lab homepage states: … Continue reading

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Experts are the source of misinformation

To address the conspiracy of expert misinformation from known institutions who receive their funding from known places and who have a lifetime publishing record to point to as a means of understanding where they are coming from and what precise … Continue reading

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This one can definitely be written off to conicidence

Hedge fund owner with IBM background, founder of Association for Computational Linguistics and which uses algorithms for trading on financial markets, is a major funder behind organizations which present mainstream media as “fake news” (or as they put it, “neutralising … Continue reading

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