Article archive

17 Mar 2014 OT: The long reach of reason

An animated Socratic dialog! In a time when irrationality seems to rule both politics and culture, has reasoned thinking finally lost its power? Watch as psychologist Steven Pinker is gradually, brilliantly persuaded by philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein that reason is actually the key driver of human moral progress, even if its effect sometimes takes generations to unfold. The dialog was recorded live at TED, and animated, in incredible, often hilarious, detail by Cognitive.

11 Mar 2014 The Great Divide over Market Efficiency

(Long article but well worth the read)
08 Mar 2014 WealthTrack interview with Robert Shiller (extended unedited version)

Robert Shiller teaches courses to hundreds at Yale, lectures to full houses all over the world but we were able to sit down with him for a one-on-one for a full half hour. Here’s the entire, unedited conversation with the noted Yale professor and recent Nobel Prize winner.

07 Mar 2014 Buffett fails to dispel investors’ worries over succession plan

“He literally has built a perpetual cash generating machine,’’ said David Rolfe, chief investment officer at Wedgewood Partners Inc. in St. Louis, which invests 9 percent of its $7 billion of assets under management in Berkshire.
07 Mar 2014 Wall Street is set to sing Happy Birthday to the bull, which turns 5 Sunday

"The big headline," says a bullish Charlie Bobrinskoy, director of research at Ariel Investments, "is that people make the mistake of saying the S&P 500 is at a record high, so therefore, it must be overpriced. The market is designed to make new highs."
05 Mar 2014 Bitconned

Dataroma's opinion:

A fool and his money are soon parted