Make investing boring again!

With trading in complex derivatives with global exchanges occurring in nanoseconds with high-speed computers, no one knew what was going on in real-time, and volatility in one part of the network spread very fast. According to Haldane, in the build-up to the financial crash, many bankers had ‘an exaggerated sense of knowledge and control’.

Ian Scoones


Don’t learn the wrong lessons from the Dotcom Crash

Investing: The Greatest Show On Earth

The solution to 90% of financial problems is “save more money and be more patient.” Nothing is more powerful or more capable of moving the needle. But it’s so boring. It makes you sound like a kindergartener. Smart people don’t want to devote their careers to it. They want derivatives, high-frequency trading, offshore tax shelters and The Lightning Round.


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What pastoralists know. Pastoralists are experts in managing extreme variability. In a volatile world economy, bankers should learn how they do it

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Electric vehicles

The Battle of Thacker Pass. Electric cars require a lot of lithium. A showdown in Nevada shows that getting it won’t be easy.

Silicon valley

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How Facebook got addicted to spreading misinformation


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