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Financial Immortality

Around the turn of the 5th century, St Augustine of Hippo, a Christian theologian and philosopher, wrote in his ‘Confessions’ a whole section (Book XI) devoted to the nature of time. He sought to illustrate how difficult it is to define time and presented it as an enigma.

The Unchained Banker, September 13 2020

The power of masks

We encounter masks everywhere at the moment. What stories and customs do they hide and show?

Sophie Campbell, guest author
LGT, August 3, 2020

The Magic of Moss and What It Teaches Us About the Art of Attentiveness to Life at All Scales

“Life [exists] only because of a myriad of synchronicities that bring us to this particular place at this particular moment. In return for such a gift, the only sane response is to glitter in reply.”

Maria Popova
Brain Pickings

"...the work of destruction is quick, easy and exhilarating; the work of creation slow, laborious and dull."

Sir Roger Scruton
Remarks - Europe at a Crossroads: The Virtue of Nationalism Conference, May 13, 2019

''The maximum pain trade''

Markets take great delight in wrong-footing the maximum number of participants.

Peter Ahluwalia, Chief Investment Officer
Swisspartners AG, Partners’ View, May 2020

The Use of Knowledge in Society

"The Use of Knowledge in Society" is an academic paper written by economist Friedrich Hayek, that was first published in 1945. At that time a clear counterargument to a planned and centralized economy, it is more actual than ever!

Friedrich A. Hayek
The American Economic Review, September 1945

''The technocracy is as much a social class as a governing body.''

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George Friedman, The Storm Before the Calm: America's Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond.
Doubleday, February 2020

''All my life I’ve known better than to depend on the experts. How could I have been so stupid, to let them go ahead?''

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President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–63), conversation with Theodore C. Sorensen concerning the Bay of Pigs.—Sorensen, Kennedy, p. 309 (1965).
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