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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

A nihilist set on a destructive path?

There was a time when i thought that to speculate you had to be a nihilist set on destruction - tu consens ou plutôt aspires à ta ruine?? That you had to yearn for your own demise..? Hold on..? Perhaps I succeeded?

Hugh Hendry, March 2021

Turning the Word Upside Down: How Cantillon Redefined the Entrepreneur

Mark Thornton*
The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Volume 23, No. 3-4, 265-280, Fall/Winter 2020

The Soul of an Octopus: How One of Earth’s Most Alien Creatures Illuminates the Wonders of Consciousness

“While stroking an octopus, it is easy to fall into reverie. To share such a moment of deep tranquility with another being, especially one as different from us as the octopus, is a humbling privilege… an uplink to universal consciousness.”

Maria Popova
Brain Pickings

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

''You are engineers of human souls...''

Excerpt

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
During his meeting with writers in preparation for the first Congress of the Union of Soviet Writers, October 1932

''Covid did not crash the economy, government crushed the economy.''

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Kristi Noem, 33rd and current governor of South Dakota since January 5, 2019.
2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida., February 27, 2021

Markets and Freedom

Stock Market Performance as a Function of the Freedom Index by Country

Charles Gave
Gavekal-IS, Publication Nr 84, Risk Measurement, December 17, 2020

“Social Justice”

Has to Be a Compromise between Equality and Freedom.

Charles Gave
Gavekal-IS, Publication Nr 84, Risk Measurement, December 17, 2020

“Nobody has any intention of building a wall!”

"Niemand hat die Absicht, eine Mauer zu errichten!"

GDR head of State, Walter Ulbricht
June 15, 1961

Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year - Let it Snow Let it Snow and other memories from a not so distant past...

Investment Office, December 2020

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”

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Milton Friedman
Tyranny of the Status Quo, San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1980) p. 115
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