Category Archives: Money

A Jihadi State-of-the-Union Presentation

Dateline, Pakistan January 11, 2012 In a remote mountain cave in the Hindu Kush, somewhere within Pakistan’s western border regions, an important meeting is convened. The convener is none other than the famous Mullah O, a Taliban imam formerly from … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is …..

2011 has been a year of uncertainty and turmoil in the global markets. In the latter part of the year we saw wild gyrations in the U. S. stock markets with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) having a record … Continue reading

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Going for Broke. Our Ponzi Economy.

How do bad deals, such as subprime lending, become good deals with some financial engineering? Let’s do a thought experiment, with 3 hypothetical deals. Deal #1: Here’s the deal: You invest $100 with me. I’ll pay you $110 at the … Continue reading

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The Higgs Boson – Have We Just Found the God Particle?

Satyendra Nath Bose (1894-1974) was a famous Indian Physicist and Mathematician known for his collaboration with Einstein in providing key insights into the foundational developments in Physics. These include the theory of Bose-Einstein condensates – the weird, degenerate properties of … Continue reading

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Financial Armageddon – Our Slippery Slope

The stock markets fell across the world today. We saw the biggest two-day decline in the S&P 500 since 2008, and the S&P 500 Index itself is at a twelve month low. Europe is teetering and it’s not just Greece … Continue reading

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The Eight Billion Habitable Planets in our Galaxy

Growing up in India I remember it was hot in summer and, having no air-conditioning, we often slept on the roof of our house. I would spend endless hours staring at the brilliantly lit night sky and marvel at all … Continue reading

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How to Pay for the Jobs Bill

Around 1935, President Roosevelt, faced with the depth of the Great Depression, created a Jobs and Social Security Program to stabilize the American economy. He introduced some bold new initiatives: Social Security Public Works Administration Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Rural … Continue reading

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Gold as a Thermometer for the Economy’s Fever

Have you heard of Peter Schiff? He runs an unusual brokerage company called Euro Pacific Capital which can get you investments you can’t get into elsewhere, like Australian stocks/CDs and physical gold. He is someone widely derided by the conventional … Continue reading

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Are Taxes too High?

I received a very informative link to ten telling charts about U.S. taxes, from my friend Ashok Chandra that I wish to share. Our taxes are the lowest they have been since 1950! Corporate taxes have been falling precipitously for … Continue reading

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America Downgrades Itself!

Yesterday the inevitable happened. S&P downgraded U.S. debt from AAA to AA+. It was a stunning case of self-inflicted pain by a dangerously dysfunctional government. They were ably aided by a media that is incapable of analysis and perspective, so … Continue reading

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