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Take me back to where I was.
  • Date: 8/26/16 3:05 PM
  • Number: 502830
  • Recommendations: 1
Leave it to education, not to people.

Denny Schlesinger
  • Date: 8/25/16 8:06 PM
  • Number: 502784
  • Recommendations: 2
I have a solid knowledge of economics. So reading more about what I already know is unnecessary and a waste of my time.

WOW!

The Captain
  • Date: 8/25/16 8:02 PM
  • Number: 24431
  • Recommendations: 2
My reply on Saul's Investing Discussions board:

http://boards.fool.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-the-director-of-t...

Denny Schlesinger
  • Date: 8/25/16 7:56 PM
  • Number: 21150
  • Recommendations: 11
Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, is one of my favorite scientists. One comment he made about growth curves sticks in my mind. If you plot growth on a linear scale chart you will always get a hockey stick
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  • Date: 8/25/16 7:13 PM
  • Number: 21146
  • Recommendations: 3
Denny - How do you interpret the ^VIX?

Good question!

Some people like to take numbers thrown out by indexes or other investing calculations as scientifically accurate measurements. They are not, they are more like body
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  • Date: 8/25/16 10:41 AM
  • Number: 21135
  • Recommendations: 1
I hear all the usual voices. permaBulls, permaBears, goldBugs, indexers, capeShillers, survivalists, fedPunters, noiseMakers, etc.

I watch prices and the VIX. They express the collective feeling.

Denny Schlesinger
  • Date: 8/25/16 10:35 AM
  • Number: 502756
  • Recommendations: 2
Unemployment applications--lowest since 1970

Would be workers are so despondent they don't even try anymore so the government statistics don't count them as unemployed: Massive governmental massaging of data to favor the
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  • Date: 8/25/16 10:28 AM
  • Number: 502754
  • Recommendations: 1
What is the economic equivalent of "Atheist?"

I don't know an economic term for "atheist," but I do know an economic term for the opposite of an atheist: "god complex."

It's an economic
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  • Date: 8/24/16 8:11 PM
  • Number: 502740
  • Recommendations: 2
That's my point. The orthodox economists as you call them, were not predicting runaway inflation.

I continue to marvel at how you know who I was listening to.


The conditions simply did not then, nor do they now
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  • Date: 8/24/16 7:42 PM
  • Number: 502735
  • Recommendations: 1
... but it was a finer thing that many people realize.

Our football coach used to say: "A miss is as good as a mile." The important thing is that the Allies won.

Denny Schlesinger
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