Happy Thanksgiving – There’s so much to be thankful for!

Early on in our relationship my wife and I instituted a tradition; before we go to sleep, we say 5 things we’re grateful for. Sticking to this tradition is one of the best decisions of my life! Gratitude softens anger, overcomes self-concern and allows one to reflect on the beauty of everyday life. So, here … More Happy Thanksgiving – There’s so much to be thankful for!

Velocity and the Dangers of Mathematical Economics

A wonderful exposition of Austrian Economics by Frank Shostak and the dangers of seemingly innocuous mathematical economics in this article: https://mises.org/wire/problem-velocity-money. I’ll re-hash so that I solidify this critical concept in my own head… This is unlikely to be valuable to those who haven’t studied formal economics. Mathematical economists manipulate; (1) Velocity (V) = Value … More Velocity and the Dangers of Mathematical Economics

Corporatism, Bailouts and Moral Hazard

There is a critical component of the socioeconomic narrative that risks slipping under the radar of the panic induced coronavirus. It’s very NB to engage on these subjects because I think we’re entering into a period where social and regulatory structures globally are ripe for change. It’s important for businesses and individuals to be aware … More Corporatism, Bailouts and Moral Hazard

Blue Couch

I am the blue couch by the window. Loved, unloved, used, unused; baked in the morning sun. Nowhere I’d rather be Next to the wall, standing on the 4th floor I dream of holding a restless sole I worry about you, leaving I’m comfy, big and blue. Sirens, squeaky neighbour’s upstairs and Hollywood Helicopters keep … More Blue Couch

Friendly Insecurities

Challenges can bring out the best and the worst in us. Negative thoughts can quickly flood into the brain after less positive experiences. When we’re caught up in our daily routine negative thoughts can seem part of the normal flow of the brain. They’re frustrating but routine provides activities to distract us from the negativity. … More Friendly Insecurities

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

A very accessible and concise stoic text. Particularly good for newcomers to stoic philosophy. I understand why people keep their favourite stoic book next to their bed. You can’t read a book like this, and suddenly become a stoic. A real stoic takes repeated action, endeavouring to implement sound principles better and better each day. … More The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday