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Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist
This book is an allegory of quantum physics, in the dictionary sense of “a narrative describing one subject under the guise of another.”
Brain Pickings, 30/01/2014 , Maria papova

Everything from this 1991 this Radio Shack ad I now do with my phone
There are 15 electronic gimzo type items on this page, being sold from America's Technology Store. 13 of the 15 you now always have in your pocket.
Trending Buffalo, January 14, 2014 , Steve Cichon

How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition
“The confidence people have in their beliefs is not a measure of the quality of evidence but of the coherence of the story that the mind has managed to construct.”
Brainpickings, October 2013 , Maria Popova

Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for Resilience
"Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
Brainpickings, May 29, 2013 , by Maria Popova

Cotton Candy Economics
Sugar, a staple commodity, has taken on a growing share of our diet over the past century. But it wasn’t always like that.
Lobnek Wealth Management, August 2013 , Altug Ulkumen, CFA, Independent Contributor

Food for the Mind from Friedrich A. von Hayek
A selection of observations from the great Austrian economist. In stark contrast to the neo-classical school Hayek reminded us that a good economist is also a student of history, philosophy, psychology, sociology and even of biology.
Investments Office, July 2013

The Great Recession? Crisis? How About Relearning?
Despite a high level of drama in nearly every corner of the economic globe, we have yet to settle on a catchy description for this particular period in history. We have had the Great Financial Crisis, or the Great Recession, following closely behind, and directly related to, the Great Moderation (itself only a slight change from the Great Inflation).
Alhambra Investment Partners, April 26, 2013 , Jeffrey Snider, Chief Investment Strategist

“The Crowd: a Study of the Popular Mind”
An influential book from 1895 on the social psychology of crowds, originally written in French (“Psychologie des Foules”).
By Gustave Le Bon (1841 – 1931)

The typical Londoner during the first era of globalization
"But, most important of all, he regarded this state of affairs as normal, certain, and permanent, except in the direction of further improvement, and any deviation from it as aberrant, scandalous, and avoidable".
The Economic Consequences of the Peace , John Maynard Keynes, 1919

Would the real Peter and Paul please stand up?
"It is no secret that our quest is to find scarcity. But the scarce substance we prize above all else is trustworthiness. Aware that we worry too much in a world growing more wary and distrustful, it is here we place an increasing premium, here that we seek refuge from financial folly and here that we expect the next bull market."
Edelweiss Journal, Issue 12, 11 March 2013 , by Dylan Grice


 

Themes

 

Asia

Bonds

Bubbles and Crashes

Business Cycles
Central Banks

China

Commodities
Contrarian

Corporates

Creative Destruction
Credit Crunch

Currencies

Current Account

Deflation
Depression 

Equity
Europe
Financial Crisis
Fiscal Policy

Germany

Gloom and Doom
Gold

Government Debt

Historical Patterns

Household Debt
Inflation

Interest Rates

Japan

Market Timing

Misperceptions

Monetary Policy
Oil
Panics
Permabears
PIIGS
Predictions

Productivity
Real Estate

Seasonality

Sovereign Bonds
Systemic Risk

Switzerland

Tail Risk

Technology

Tipping Point
Trade Balance

U.S.A.
Uncertainty

Valuations

Yield