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Liminal Spaces in Financial Markets

Liminal spaces are understood as physical locations that are transitional in nature, somewhere between origin and destination. Their aesthetics is associated with feelings of eeriness, apprehension, and nostalgia. Now, what would be its equivalent in financial markets?

Investment Office, January 2023

Les devins, ou, commentaire des principales sortes de devinations :

"distingué en quinze livres, esquels les ruses et impostures de Satan sont descouvertes, solidement refutées, et separées d'avec les sainctes propheties et d'avec les predictions naturelles."

Caspar Peucer
Heudrik Connix, Anvers, 1584

''Twitter is both a social media company and a crime scene''

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Elon Musk
Twitter, 10 December 2022

"Diversity is just another word for conformity. It’s the new way of saying conformity, diversity".

Excerpt

Steven Patrick Morrissey, also known as Morrissey, solo artist, and former frontman of The Smiths.
Morrissey Interview, The London Palladium, October 2022

''The rise of Greta Thunberg will be looked back on as one of the most bizarre periods in our civilisation’s history...

...and will most surely be seen as one of the most ridiculous, and, sadly, destructive liberal media creations ever concocted."

Dr Steve Turley
Turley Talks, Where’s Greta?Thunberg’s DOOMSDAY Cult Has GONE BUST!!!, August 29, 2022

We Are Made of Music, We Are Made of Time: Violinist Natalie Hodges on the Poetic Science of Sound and Feeling

“Time renders most individual moments meaningless… but it is only through the passage of time that life acquires its meaning. And that meaning itself is constantly in flux.”

Maria Popova
The Marginalian, April 2022

Flies of Paradise

Non-linear observations on the nonlinearity of 2016-2020

Ronald G. Weber
Smashwords, July 2021

Compulsory vaccination: déjà vu pattern from the 19th century

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

''The war on misinformation seeks false consensus.''

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Bret Swanson
Maximum Entropy, February 4, 2022

A Literature Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Lockdowns on COVID-19 Mortality

"While this meta-analysis concludes that lockdowns have had little to no public health effects, they have imposed enormous economic and social costs where they have been adopted. In consequence, lockdown policies are ill-founded and should be rejected as a pandemic policy instrument."

Jonas Herby, Lars Jonung, Steve H. Hanke
Studies in Applied Economics, No. 200, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, January 2022.

Bitcoin as a Hedge for Boredom

People do not buy Bitcoin as an inflation hedge; they do so because it’s exciting.

Steve Hanke, Matt Sekerke
National Review, Capital Matters, January 27, 2022

Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year - Let it Snow Let it Snow - “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program” (Milton Friedman, 1980), and other memories from a not so distant past.

Investment Office, December 2021

''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

Robustness in organisms and markets

How does something like the stock market maintain its growth while being buffeted by mutations of economic and political systems and problems such as wars and inflations. How does it cope?

Victor Niederhoffer
Daily Speculations, November 21, 2021
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