Do you remember the movie American Psycho where nobody was afraid of Patrick Bateman? At least not until they were all relaxed and then… Whoah! He reared up with that shiny axe and chopped them into bits. As a viewer you knew the guy clearly had issues. And after the first murder
Have you ever wondered who these people are? The people who decide how much capital should cost, how much credit and cash should be issued. You know, the twits who dream up QE, ZIRP and NIRP. Where do they come from? Who pays their wages? Where do they get these
I’ve received a lot of responses to my thoughts on Japan from the post questioning Kyle Bass’ thesis on Japan earlier this week. I’ve taken two which I’d like to share with you today. One reader raised a good point on the Japanese “monetary perpetuum mobile” ever being questioned: Only missing one point:
Have you ever read John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men? It’s part of the high school curriculum in many western countries. The story is of two lonely and alienated farm labourers in the depression. One, George, who is sharp and quick, and the other, Lennie, who is physically huge and
I love what I do! A recent get together filled with blonde stick insects and cologne covered chinos found me subjected to talk about “work at the office”: “What did you do at work today?” “Oh, nothing much, tried to look down the new girl’s top for a bit then
Greece is connected to China by the very same thing which has been connecting sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll since Bretton Woods – dollars. Last week I shared some thoughts on the unintended consequences of actions taken in Europe and why Greece may matter as a result. There is zero chance
Raoul Pal, author of the Global Macro Investor and the co-founder of Real Vision TV, is one of my favourite thinkers and investment minds. Regrettably I’ve not met him… yet, though I’ve been fortunate enough to meet his business partner Grant Williams, who is both smart, genuine and intellectually curious.
A recent conversation I had with an exasperated parent of a teenager showed me how horribly things can turn out if parents have no discipline when raising kids. If parents have been spoiling poor little “Johnny Snotbrat” for most of his life and let him get away with murder at some point