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Is Your Reality Just a Simulation? Calculate the System’s Capacity.


Consider the idea that, unless intelligent civilizations tend to self-destruct, or they tend to lack the introspection to simulate their own origins, it is (apparently) statistically more likely that we (including you, dear reader) are a simulation – not the … Continue reading

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Fiscal Stimulus: Target The Oversupplies


Adding a bit to Krugman’s latest. Think about it: what would the true costs be of repairing our roads? It wouldn’t divert capital from other investments — capital has no place to go, and markets are practically begging the federal … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding the Mistake in Black-Scholes and Fama’s Rational Markets


Abstract: Probability has been getting a bad rap in finance and economics due to modeling mistakes that have led to many of the biggest financial catastrophes of the past 50 years. This has bled over into popular misconceptions that the … Continue reading

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When Capital Flows Reverse


Just thought I’d share this. It’s just a bit of evidence I’ve addressed before, but its more clearly stated and charted here. But, also, the new study is educational as Krugman indicates – that the free flow of capital – … Continue reading

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Inflation Traffic


Paul Krugman blogs on the importance of how wrong inflationistas have been, including even Morgan Stanley predicting in 2009 that inflation would rise to 5.5% in 2010. Something about that sounds eerily similar to his other post about congested traffic, … Continue reading

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The Leveraging Strategy: Understanding the trends of the past 30 years


I was trying to close out some browser tabs I’ve had sitting around waiting to be read and got to this one: http://slackwire.blogspot.com/2011/10/disgorge-cash.html I’m not sure what linked me to that item, but it’s a good one. Basically, the writer … Continue reading

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Censure the Fools


Krugman freshly laid out today the divergence between the two main economic theories that underpin liberal and conservative ideologies in the U.S. The graph shows independent confirmation that inflation is low (and falling!) despite an extraordinary increase in money supply. … Continue reading

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