Monthly Archives: February 2014

Links: Fedcoins and Actuaries As Technical Stock Analysts

First, the idea that the fed might issue FedCoins, which would be exchangeable for USD. It would make QE much easier to pull off. Amazing thought: It is interesting to think about why this is so implausible.  There are a … Continue reading

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Levels

A remarkable set of nested blog posts. I’ll quote one piece but it really is worth reading it all: It’s usually obvious when you’re talking to somebody a level above you, because they see lots of things instantly when those … Continue reading

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Beauty

Some research says: What they found from the fMRI scans was that when mathematicians looked at the beautiful equations, the same part of the brain was activated as when people are looking at beautiful art or listening to beautiful music. … Continue reading

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If Singapore’s Schools are Better…

Here is how: Importantly, teachers also broadly share an authoritative vernacular or “folk pedagogy” that shapes understandings across the system regarding the nature of teaching and learning. These include that “teaching is talking and learning is listening”, authority is “hierarchical … Continue reading

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Blind Spot

I’ve been enjoyed Marc Andreessen’s twitter feed immensely. Best approach to strategy is think like 100% owner with long-term time horizon, and then work backward. Versus what we have now forward. — Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) February 11, 2014 I find … Continue reading

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