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On the Recession
- What are high profile economists saying about 2009? Find out what Roubini, Taleb, Faber, Rogers, Schiff, Coxe, and more are saying. Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the gloomiest of them all?
- For Gen X and Ys, the recession presents a myriad of opportunities in housing and investment. Believe it or not, the recession has perks.
- What the recession and the past can and can not teach us. When the paradigm changes, one must re-adjust. One way of dealing with a broken economy: Ignore history.
- The publishing industry’s in a slump, how do we pick up from here? How do you solve a problem like newspapers?
- The market is far from inefficient, the sooner you accept this, the better you can sleep at night. Believe this, and you’ll sleep better at night.
- Whole-picture macro-trends driven investing is not easy, if you don’t believe the difficulties of it, just read this. Are you seeing the whole picture when it comes to investing?
- Has the financial crisis changed fundamental rules of investing going forward? Read about why investors and consumers are the only ones that can push businesses into good behaviour. Old rules out, new rules in: What investors should demand going forward?
- The food crisis ruled the news last year, now it’s forgotten. Will the food crisis come back, and when it does, are we prepared? What the forgotten food crisis means for your investment.
- The housing bubble took place with no demographic support. Love it or hate it, demographics matters for an investor (I).
- What demographics are telling investors to focus on in the future. Hint: needs will trump wants. Love it or hate it, demographics matters for an investor (II).
- More on demographics and sunspots and the effect on investment. Don Coxe on Sunspots, Demographics and Your Investments.
- Dont’ write off technical analysis yet, find out why here. What is technical analysis, and why you (may) need to know it.
On the Media (Even before the Stewart vs. Cramer face-off)
- Are you aware of conflicts of interests when it comes to cable business news? Here are some reasons why you may want to turn it down. Why cable business news will drive your investments into the ground.
- Why the name Abby Cohen irks me. Paging common sense, integrity, and accountability?
- Why the media must be held responsible for its part of the crisis despite its clever protests. What’s a reporter to do?
- Who else deserves a little taste of the public wrath amidst the AIG debacle? The government, regulators, media and education insituttions. As featured on financial news aggregator VBrief: The sky is falling, but whom to blame?
On career, education, and self-improvement
- Learning doesn’t always have to take place in a classroom setting, because the DIY vareity is much more liberating, and cheaper. Have you thought about DIY learning lately?
- Making changes is not as hard as you think it needs to be. You just have to want it, badly enough. Breaking out of holding pattern and taking steps towards change.
- This essay that got me a mention on one of Time’s best blogs of 2009, on why business school may not be worth the revisit: In search of sustainable careers – 5 Reasons why I would not go back to business school.
- How to make the decision to work for someone else versus striking out on your own? The economics behind work.
- If I was 18 again, I wish I knew this.
Comic Relief and Musings on Culture
- Places that are doing worse than your average recession-ridden economies. Unless you live in Iceland, Germany, Japan, or Ireland. Who’s worse off than you?
- The curious case of Berlin and how it’s able to avoid the recession. I explain my findings of the city, along with pictures from 2008. Who is too poor to afford a recession?
- Thoughts on European immigration, the welfare system, pragmatism, and my unfinished thought on equality versus fairness. When pragmatism trumps ideology.
- Europe’s unique demographics and its refusal to spend more on stimulus. Why Europe refuses to bend and why rest of the world should listen?
- On my life in the land of cows and windmills. The year of living Dutch.
- My trip from Turkey to Georgia, here, here, and here.
- China and its enterprising matchmaters. Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match.
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