It’s absolutely fantastic that Generation X (which, according to the article I am referring to, are all those born after 1977) are such optimists. And with reason: the world does hold a lot of potential to become an amazing place for everyone to live in. However, signs that this is also an overly self-centred generation… Read More Making the most of it… or not
I was going through some old papers a couple of weeks ago (spring cleaning and all that jazz) and found notes I had taken on the French Revolution all the way back in High School. This is one of the very few things I had kept from that time, for the event had left quite… Read More Populist rage: Any hope the 1789 French Revolution will become The 2009 Global Revolution? Part I
It was quite amusing, watch The Colbert Report dated March 16th where Colbert encouraged his audience to join him in creating a huge, angry, pitchfork wielding crowd and go march on AIG (watch the clip here). And while most of us do feel that anger at what happened, we are far too civilized to actually… Read More The AIG bailout debacle: Careful not to let the pitchfork wielding crowds out
This is worth the watch – and not only because I might (really) like Barack Obama, but because the way things are explained are a great way for those who want to end the fear and confusion Warren Buffett talked about to start getting a grasp on things. Watch here.
I haven’t found the link to this particular article, but read it in the paper copy of Maclean’s I picked up today. You can find the Maclean’s website here. When Warren Buffett speaks, people are wise to listen carefully. The legendary investor became the world’s richest man by keeping his eye firmly trained on the… Read More From Maclean’s: Warren Buffett and the power of optimism
Amidst the dire forecasts of a global economy headed for the toilet, contrasting against the heart-warming election of an African-American to the United States presidency, Christmas 2008 was a particularly hard one for some of the earliest victims of the current economic turmoil. But there is always a way to turn anything into something positive,… Read More A look back at Christmas 2008
Here is a quote that found its way to my inbox. I found it all the more interesting in the context of the mounting anger of the dwindling number of employees. Strikes are due to two causes. One is the extreme sharpness and rapacity of the capitalists and manufacturers; the other, the excesses, the avidity… Read More To strike or not to strike: justice and equity in a messed up world
While I don’t wish anyone ill, I do like it when people get what they deserve. Contradictory? In some cases, yes. Then again, in some others, no. And in this case, I think bankers are getting what they deserve. Commentary: Give bankers some of their own medicine By Douglas Rediker, published on December 23rd You… Read More Justice comes in many shapes and forms, but it’s always sweet
I remember reading, a long time ago, an article about Toyota’s new car, the IQ. I couldn’t help myself: I immediately saw it as a declaration of war on the Smart Car. The subsequent visual of an arm-wrestling match (or the car equivalent of an arm) between a Smart Car and a Toyota IQ still… Read More If your IQ is high, does that make you Smart? Not according to Toyota!
Sometimes a picture is worth a million words – and here is a picture definitely worth checking out, of a gentleman selling Streetwise in Chicago. Enjoy!