Posts tagged economics


The Future is Here: Now what?

Imagine you start documenting something that changes faster than it can be documented. This is the experience I’m currently having writing the sequel to “A Mindful Guide to Online Living”, which zooms in on one aspect of the “Online Living”…

March 2, 2011, by


On Power, Authority, and Egypt

Analyzing the Revolts In a long analysis of the Egyptian unrest and the possibility of the overthrow of the Mubarak presidency, long-time left-of-center middle east observer Juan Cole wrote in “Egypt’s Class Conflict“: Why has the Egyptian state lost its…

January 30, 2011, by

Learning English

Your Treasury Bond Is Your Word

Your Word Is Your Bond… Right? Well, the phrase works the other way around, too. Your Treasury bond is your word. To break this word makes you a liar. This is the context behind the talk of haircuts relating to…

November 21, 2010, by


Don’t Start A Currency War You Can’t Finish

Nothing Worse Than A Sore Winner Increasingly, we are hearing reports that the United States, championed by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, is demanding that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) increase its monitoring of intervention in currency markets. This is, put…

October 10, 2010, by


Economic Uncertainty: A Poorly Named Concept

It’s Not What We Don’t Know. It’s what we do. The phrase economic uncertainty implies concern about the future in this sense: we don’t know what’s coming, and that scares us into holding onto our cash. Uncertainty is offered up…

October 9, 2010, by