Month: December 2011

Recent Tweets

  I’m going to try as an experiment publishing my tweets at my blog.  They highlight significant articles that I have read.  Let me know if you want me to do this regularly.  Alternatively, you can get my tweets via […]

2012: End of the World?

2012: End of the World?

2012 believers believe that cataclysmic or transformative events will occur in the year 2012. Skeptics, however, do not believe anything significant will happen.   via

China Shifts Foreign Investment Focus

China has reshuffled a list of key sectors where it wants to attract foreign investment, downgrading traditional industries like autos and putting more emphasis in emerging fields such as new energy sources. The changes reflect a broader shift in the […]

The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets

Must read (objective) report on the dangers of automated securities exchange. This report identifies impersonal efficiency as a driver of market automation during the past four decades, and speculates about the future problems it might pose. The ideology of impersonal efficiency is […]

Financial Crises and Narcissism

As we approach the end of 2011 there is much to consider. The capitalist world is suffering a series of financial crises. Many nations are hopelessly in debt, including the United States; currencies are losing value; businesses are going under […]