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Don’t Hold Your Breath for a Pink Wardrobe Malfunction

Franklin @ September 8, 2008 # 2 Comments

If you are expecting that a Pink Wardrobe Malfunction or other such public calamity will obliterate any future political chances for Sarah Palin (and yes, I am talking to you, who has hopes she will do poorly during the debate), leave all your hopes. Now! If all the negative attention the poor choice for VP […]

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You Are Not Going to Be Rich

Franklin @ March 7, 2008 # 15 Comments

I am kind of fed up with the “we want you to be rich” stuff that’s going around (yes, I am talking about the barrage of programs and books from The Secret to the latest Trump publishing endeavor). I think that that is the kind of propaganda that keeps illusions alive, and while we live […]

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Why Current Inflation Hurts So Much?

Franklin @ February 14, 2008 # 7 Comments

The other day I wrote at www.tradingurus.com that the current inflation rate is historically low. That article was geared towards investors, and pointed out that the current administration has a lot more room to give money away to avert the current financial crisis. By the way, the idea behind www.tradingurus.com is that since American workers […]

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An Interesting Source of Information

Franklin @ December 20, 2007 # No Comment Yet

Today I want to share a very interesting website: Wikileaks. Their goal is to develop … an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect to be of assistance to […]

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Mystery of Atlantis Solved

Franklin @ December 17, 2007 # One Comment

Plato tells us in Timaeus about Atlantis: Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent (…) and then, Solon, your country shone forth, in the excellence of her virtue and strength, among all mankind. […]

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The Rags To Riches Trap

Franklin @ December 7, 2007 # 2 Comments

We are impressionable animals. Our biology evolved to help us pay attention to the unusual in the pattern.

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Sinclair Lewis’ Quotations

Franklin @ October 28, 2007 # 2 Comments

You can, and should, read Sinclair Lewis‘ seminal book It Can t Happen Here. His biography is available (of course!) at Wikipedia. I want to share here a few great quotations: “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” “The trouble with this country is that there […]

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