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The next Fed chairperson

My last post discussed that appointing the next Federal Reserve chairman will be one of the (most important) responsibilities of the next president. Earlier in the week, the NY Times wrote an article about this. If you’re interested in the…

Who to vote for . . .

The presidential election sits two weeks away. I won’t advocate either candidate. It’s a personal decision. However, I’d like to use this forum to raise some issues that do not get adequate attention. My personal opinion is that a highly…

Nationalist sentiment on display

A thoughtful, articulate Op Ed piece in the NY Times advocates for the secession and independence of Catalonia, one of Spain’s wealthier regions and a net contributor of funds that support Spain’s poorer regions.The article points out that Catalonia has…

Words of wisdom – Carpe Diem

Quote of the day:  “The most important depreciating asset we have is time” — Bob Schmetterer (former chairman and chief executive of the advertising firm Euro RSCG Worldwide) source: This quote appeared in a New York Times article: Wealth Matters…

Tracing the origin of languange

I’m fascinated by language.  Today’s New York Times discusses an article published in Science on the evolutionary starting point of language and the scientific methods employed to resolve the debate. The postulated precursor-language (“proto-Indo-European”) is the foundation from which Romance languages,…