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Stash Review | Investing with an Impact

Are you looking for an app that gives you the freedom to maximize your investments? Maybe you want an app that will help you put your money in investments that resonate with personal interests? Then, you might consider giving Stash a try. Let’s explore what Stash has to offer, so you can see if its […]

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Some Thoughts on Figuring Out Where to Live

The other day, I had a long conversation with a younger relative about the decision making process that Sarah and I went through to decide where we currently live (on the edge of a town in rural Iowa). Why did we end up choosing to live here? What was the thought process in that decision? […]

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Core Durable Goods Orders Slipped In January But Core Capex Jumped

Headline durable goods orders beat expectations notably in preliminary (delayed) January data (rising 0.4% MoM vs expectations of a 0.4% decline), however, excluding transportation-equipment demand, which is volatile and can move wildly on large orders in any given period, orders fell 0.1% – confirming the last six months of very modest growth (if any).   […]

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As Rest Of World Grounds 737 Max 8s, FAA Finds Itself Under Mounting Pressure

The Federal Aviation Administration is facing growing criticism for backing the airworthiness of Boeing’s 737 Max jetliners as the number of countries that have grounded them grows in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash over the weekend, according to CBS News. Curiously, this is a reversal of the conventional process where the rest of […]

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Beware of Keyloggers – This is How Hackers Crack Accounts

The supposedly big hurdle for hackers when accessing accounts such as email, Facebook, online banking and so on is the password. However, the password for digital burglars seems to be no big deal anymore. Passwords can be spied out via so-called keyloggers. A keylogger is software that records the keystrokes and thus the string of […]

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Charlie Munger CNBC Interview 2019 Full Video, Full Transcript, and Notes

Here’s another Charles T. Munger interview (last one for a while, I promise!) for those of you that share a peculiar fondness for hearing someone encourage rationality, patience, and self-discipline. After the Daily Journal 2019 annual meeting, Munger did a 30-minute interview with Becky Quick of CNBC. (See similar Buffett CNBC interview.) I guess they […]

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The Wide Implications Of The College Admissions Bribery Scandal

Thanks to the fantastic work by the Department Of Justice and the FBI we have learned the average bribe it takes to buy your kid’s way into an elite private university is between $250,000 – $400,000. Although, some bribe amounts went as high as $6 million. The 10-month-long investigation, code-named “Operation Varsity Blues,” uncovered large […]

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Putin Now Thinks Western Elites Are "Swine"

Authored by Dmitry Orlov via Russia Insider, An article I published close to five years ago, “Putin to Western elites: Play-time is over”, turned out to be the most popular thing I’ve written so far, having garnered over 200,000 reads over the intervening years. In it I wrote about Putin’s speech at the 2014 Valdai Club […]

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RussiaGate As Organised Distraction

Authored by Prof. Oliver Boyd-Barrett, via Organisation for Propaganda Studies, For over two years RussiaGate has accounted for a substantial proportion of all mainstream US media political journalism and, because US media have significant agenda-setting propulsion, of global media coverage as well. The timing has been catastrophic. The Trump Administration has shredded environmental protections, jettisoned nuclear agreements, exacerbated […]

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Stormy Daniels & Lawyer Michael Avenatti Sever Ties "For Undisclosed Reasons"

It’s over!! Michael Avenatti and Stormy Daniels – the porn actress who alleged she had an affair with President Donald Trump – have severed ties. In the last year, the duo rose to become household names in their fight against Trump, dominating cable news shows for months and taunting the president in interviews. For posterity, […]