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Can high-frequence trading be regulated?

Michael Lewis on Exposing Wall Street’s Biggest High-Tech Swindle

Author Michael Lewis’ newest book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, topped The New York Times bestseller list a week after release, and a screen version is rumored to be in the works with bigwig film producer Scott Rudin, whose long list of credits includes There Will Be Blood, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Lewis’ book about the Oakland A’s, Moneyball. 98 more words

Behavioral Economics

The Pre-Mortem: sidestepping disasters before they happen.

Let’s suppose your team needs to decide whether to pursue a project (investment related or not), and it’s time to discuss the risks. What’s the best way to do it? 1,121 more words

Behavioral Finance

Do we prefer unusual and distinctive looks?

That beard is only hot because it’s not cool

Every hipster knows that something is only cool before it becomes popular. There’s no point in liking a band once it hits the big time. 138 more words

Behavioral Economics

Some Thoughts on Money Happiness

Can Money Buy Happiness?

By Rick Kahler MS CFP® http://www.KahlerFinancial.com

It turns out money can buy happiness, after all—sometimes. Having a good income and the security of money invested for the future don’t insure happiness, of course. 720 more words

Ethics

Isaiah 15

Scripture: from verse 7

Therefore they carry away their wealth,
everything they have put aside

Observation:  Now Moab is getting punished.  At least God is an equal-opportunity smiter?  

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Isaiah 11-20

Why more governments should offer their citizens a one-in-a-million chance to win

People love lotteries. Almost half of Americans play at least once a year; Spain’s annual national lottery has been going strong for more than a century; and in China the national welfare lottery… 574 more words

Are stressed women more "prosocial" than men?

Empathy and Stress – Women Are the Stronger Sex

I learned many of life’s great lessons while watching Audrey Hepburn movies with my grandmother. To this day, I cannot hear the word “empathy” without being reminded of the first time I heard that word in the movie Funny Face. 154 more words

Behavioral Economics