Monthly Archives: November 2011

Got Optimal?


It seems to me that one of the most underrated notions in the world is that of the “optimal” arrangement.    You hear a lot of folks talking about things like  “exploitation”, “growth”, “fairness”, “maximizing profits”, etc, etc, but it … Continue reading

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Those poor folks in the 99% who only have 8 million to their name.


After some time looking I finally found the number I’ve been after, which is the cutoff point in terms of the wealth of those elusive and mysterious  “1% people” everybody is talking about.  Here’s the excellent research document: http://www.levyinstitute.org/pubs/wp_589.pdf We … Continue reading

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To Prosper or NOT to Prosper.com ?


Last year I began an experiment with PROSPER peer to peer lending.    The concept is great – cut out the banking middlemen and middlewomen, delivering higher returns to lenders and more borrowing power to investors.     Years ago … Continue reading

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How to Use Twitter


Yes, of COURSE you’ll be doing Twitter soon, so might as well jump on the bandwagon now.  Below are the instructions to the extent you need any – Twitter is, if nothing else, very easy to use. The normal phases … Continue reading

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