Category: What The Martian Saw

Why?


Work on problems that could have solutions

Good Intentions Don’t Make Things Happen


Hell is full of good meanings, but heaven is full of good works

Money Solves Many Problems


How much are you worth?

Find The Meaning First


Meaning is more influenced by the context of the data, than it is by its accuracy.

Index Funds Promise Something For Nothing


Did the S&P 500 index really beat Berkshire Hathaway over the 5 years ended 2013?

Sunk Costs Are Confusing


How we come to the present should not restrict decisions about the future.

Learn to Earn


Money is a common topic of news and of conversation.  It is a principle stock in trade for politics and even for sports.  People seem to enjoy wealth.  Woody Allen, claims that rich is better than poor, if only for financial reasons. Why is… Continue Reading “Learn to Earn”

The Roots of Violence


Perhaps someone could send this to officials in Washington, Baltimore, Chicago, and St Louis.  Somehow it addresses important issues they presently overlooked. The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Science without humanity, Knowledge without character, Politics without principle, Commerce without morality,… Continue Reading “The Roots of Violence”

Oil Prices Are Political Not Economic


When I was much younger, a seasoned real estate professional explained the nature of rental pricing.  It has to do only with the margin.  The few things actually in play. The large underlying base has little effect in the short term. “If there is… Continue Reading “Oil Prices Are Political Not Economic”

Feedback Matters


In one respect the legal system has ceased working.  It takes too long.  It is like running in molasses.  People cannot wait forever for either validation or dismissal of their actions.  Feedback matters. Feedback shapes future, presumably better, action. In April 2014, an Ontario… Continue Reading “Feedback Matters”

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