Monthly Archives: June 2014

Money, Wealth, Ego, & Life

As noted in the previous post, some new language is needed if we are to break out of this economic and environmental downward spiral.  Alan Watts on Money and Wealth points to one such resource. Among other topics, Watts implies … Continue reading

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Oligarchy Blues – Going Down Slow

Michael Ventura in Oligarchy Blues continues to nail the US economic and political problems. He doesn’t have a solution, but like the Einstein quote “Problems cannot be solved at the same level of thinking that created them”, he does say, … Continue reading

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Spotting Bubbles

Investing bubbles have been happening for centuries (e.g., the Dutch Tulip Mania in the 1630s). Recent research indicates that stock bubbles can reliably be spotted as they happen. Read Brett Arends’ article Four ways to spot an investing bubble. This research specifically … Continue reading

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You Don’t Want Wall Street as Your Landlord

With all the foreclosures in the past few years, big investment banks now have a lot of homes and apartments they are renting out.  Number 1 on’s 10 things your landlord won’t tell you is “Your real landlord might be Wall … Continue reading

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Introduction: Michael Ventura

Michael Ventura is a few years older than me and has been writing a lot longer. In my awakening awareness of the pervasiveness of Wall Street and struggle to get my investments away from them and find places to invest … Continue reading

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Result of California’s Top Two Voting

The Law of Unintended Consequences bites a lot of legislation. California’s Proposition 13 locked in property taxes until a plot was sold benefiting long-term homeowners. Commercial property is generally held longer than most homes, so they benefited even more. Proposition … Continue reading

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