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The Investment Office system of knowledge organization, by which resources are arranged and ordered systematically, using an experimental, multi-dimensional, approach to the domain.

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Beyond Finance Non-Linear Views on Financial Markets and the Economy
Quotes on the fly Quotes and Excerpts on Capital Markets and the Economy
The Coffee Chronicles Quotes from Everywhere and Nowhere, on Contradictions, Existence and Nothingness
The Chart Room As in “a picture is worth a thousand words”, “un bon croquis vaut mieux qu'un long discours”, "百闻不如一见"

Flies of Paradise

Ronald G. Weber
Smashwords, July 2021

Compulsory vaccination: déjà vu pattern from the 19th century

Suzanne Humphries MD, Roman Bystrianyk
Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History, July 2013

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Investment Office, December 2021
''Mapping the model to the estimated transfers, we find that the main purpose of the outsized Greek bailout was to prevent an exit from the eurozone and possible contagion.''
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Philippe Martin, Todd Messer; The Economics of Sovereign Debt, Bailouts and the Eurozone Crisis
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, International Finance Discussion Papers 1351, August 2022
''The rise of Greta Thunberg will be looked back on as one of the most bizarre periods in our civilisation’s history...
Dr Steve Turley
Turley Talks, Where’s Greta?Thunberg’s DOOMSDAY Cult Has GONE BUST!!!, August 29, 2022
''La Suisse est libre, et semble placée au milieu de l’Europe, comme la lumière sur le chandelier, tout exprès pour nous embarrasser.''
Frédéric Bastiat
Libre-Échange, 13 juin 1847
''The war on misinformation seeks false consensus.''
Bret Swanson
Maximum Entropy, February 4, 2022

“We're drinking history!”

Eddie Sahakian, enjoying a rare Richard Hennessy cognac with Kirby Allison
Kirby Allison: Inside London's Best Cigar Lounge, With Eddie Sahakian, 31 August 2022

“The Prussian Monarchy is not a country that has an army, but an army that has a country”

Quotation often attributed to Count Mirabeau
Late 18th Century

"Peace, the charm's wound up."

Uttering of the three witches, at the end of Orson Welles' 1948 movie Macbeth, adapted from The Tragedie of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare.
Orson Welles, 1948; William Shakespeare, early 17th Century

''La Suisse est libre, et semble placée au milieu de l’Europe, comme la lumière sur le chandelier, tout exprès pour nous embarrasser.''

Quote from "Guerre aux Chaires d’Économie Politique."

Frédéric Bastiat
Libre-Échange, 13 juin 1847

Compulsory vaccination: déjà vu pattern from the 19th century

Excerpt

Suzanne Humphries MD, Roman Bystrianyk
Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History, July 2013

''Non, vous n’êtes pas les hommes de la pratique, vous êtes des hommes d’abstraction… et d’extorsion.''

Quote addressed to "Messieurs les Monopoleurs".

Frédéric Bastiat
Sophismes économiques, XIII. Théorie, Pratique, 1848

Average Company Lifespan on S&P 500 Index

S&P 500 lifespans continue to shrink

Scott D. Anthony, S. Patrick Viguerie, Evan I. Schwartz, and John Van Landeghem
Innosight, 2018 Corporate Longevity Forecast: Creative Destruction is Accelerating, February 2018

The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis

A comprehensive analysis of European craft guilds through eight centuries of economic history

Sheilagh Ogilvie
Princeton University Press, February 12, 2019

Price of a single ticket to Disney World

Actual ticket price vs. 1971 ticket price adjusted for inflation

Giles Parkinson, Portfolio Manager
Aviva Investors, Pricing power is the magic ingredient for equity investors, 27 November 2020

“Ignorance, there is no authority in the world like it.”

Excerpt

Orson Welles
Orson Welles Talks About Making “Citizen Kane”, The Dick Cavett Show, May 14, 1970