Case Analysis

Enlightenment Or Not
December 6, 2017

Enlightenment’s Motto Of ‘Dare To Know’ Has Become ‘Dare Not To Care To Know.’

    The following two articles describe the decline of encyclopedic knowledge in favor of easier pictographic knowledge which is adequate for, even preferred by the general public. Unknowns create uncertainty. The pursuit of knowledge involves uncertainty. Uncertainty, in turn, creates fear. This kind of fear is mild, and the…
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November 30, 2017

Civics Of Statues

IF IT’S JIM CROW, IT’S GOT TO GO! IF IT’S HISTORY, LET IT BE.   Statues of historical people in public places recently have triggered energetic reactions. A few statuaries made of metal or stone in the USA’s parks have become rallying points for groups good and bad. No group…
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October 19, 2017

MiFID overview

​Introduction - Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) background and MiFID II key objectives MiFID became law in the UK in November 2007. It set the conditions for initial authorisation and the on-going regulatory requirements that investment firms, Regulated Markets (RMs) and Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs) must meet. It was…
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Corporations - The Good and Bad
August 28, 2017

Responsible BOD + Responsible Shareholders = Responsible Capitalism

  Capitalism is great, truly the human mind’s example of abstract thought at its best. But like all the mind’s creations, it is subject to errors and improvements. Two unforeseen harmful attributes, in my opinion, need attention for the sake of freedom and health. First, capital can be amassed in…
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North Korea Problem
July 9, 2017

The North Korea Problem

THE NORTH KOREA PROBLEM   The brainless sometimes have the winning touch. The dim sometimes lead the charge and, by the convergence of random events, make progress. As of Summer, 2017, the government of the USA seems to be running normally, except at the top. The head of the executive…
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Climate Change
June 28, 2017

Climate Change statistics compiled by Bloomberg Businessweek

The executive branch of the USA government under the Trump administration is an embarrassment. In particular, its anti-science policies harm individuals, families, and businesses. Please see Climate Change statistics compiled by Bloomberg Businessweek:  
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Morality and Behavior
June 23, 2017

Decision Making Systems

Brilliant economist Daniel Kahneman, in one of my favorite books, Thinking, Fast And Slow, states his foundation for thinking using two systems: _______ SYSTEM ONE V. SYSTEM TWO We all utilize two systems when we strive to make a decision. AUTOMATIC SYSTEM ONE                                  REFLECTIVE SYSTEM TWO Uncontrolled    …
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The USA's Bad Politics of Energy in 2017
June 10, 2017

The USA’s Bad Politics Of Energy In 2017

President Trump has handed over world leadership to China. His ignorance regarding energy sources, production and distribution hurts the USA. China is the world leader in energy and soon will be in transportation infrastructure, a major source of pollution. US businesses already are ignoring Trump's blunders. The energy industries will…
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May 14, 2017

Science Makes America Great

Science Makes America Great Letter by Michael Shermer to Pres. Trump   Dear President Trump: Fifty-five years ago this week President John F. Kennedy hosted a dinner honoring Nobel Prize laureate scientists, remarking: I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been…
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Manufacturing USA
April 17, 2017

Manufacturing In The USA, Or Not

Current President Trump is out of touch regarding business in the USA. Unfortunately, voters believed him. The good news is that he seems to be listening to people smarter than he pretends to be. One example is coal. Trump's words on coal, as well as any politician who says the…
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