The Meaning of Life Podcast #3: Mind and Money
In episode #3 of The Meaning of Life Podcast, Ben and Vazken discuss money, and why it is probably making your life a misery. This is not a guide to getting out of debt or getting rich, but more a way to think about money and stop it controlling every moment of your waking life. ...read more
Our Global Economic System is Really, Really Dumb
With the Chinese stock market going into free fall, and stocks plummeting around the world, the financial industry is panicking. When the money men start panicking, it's probably prudent for pretty much everyone else to start panicking too. As of today, the Dow Jones has ...read more
America's Biggest Conspiracy: The Myth Of The 'Home Ownership Society'
We're creating an ownership society in this country, where more Americans than ever will be able to open up their door where they live and say, welcome to my house, welcome to my piece of property. - President George W. Bush, October 2004. When the housing bubble burst back in ...read more
Is Twitter Really Worth $13 Billion?
Want to know how to get valued at $13 billion? Apparently, make sure you lose $79.4M a year, and have your primary business model revolve around sending teenage-like text messages in public. From a relatively unknown startup to being one of the biggest social media giants in ...read more
Europe Bows to Financial Markets as Greek Elections Loom
From the Independent: The eurozone is preparing to bow to the will of the financial markets as leaders attempt to ease fears ahead of crucial elections in Greece this weekend. A draft of the text that will be discussed at the European Union summit later this month was leaked, ...read more