1. Crypto's Lehman moment - 2022 May 21

    Around 13 years ago Lehman Brothers collapsed which was part of the trigger for a chain of events that brought the global financial crisis to a head. There's a similar chain of collapses that is likely to lead to crisis in the cryptocurrency space right now.


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  2. Economic sanctions and vodka bans - 2022 May 16

    In the middle of the Russia-Ukraine crisis many people started calling for all sorts of bans. How effective are these really? Calls for bans on Vodka are far more informative than I'd ever have imagined as it exposes many of the complexities of the modern world including how brands are so utterly disconnected from what they represent.


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  3. Why I stopped using Ebay to sell things - 2022 May 15

    Why I stopped selling things on Ebay.


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  4. Oscars and CMBS - 2022 March 30

    Everyone is talking about the slap at the oscars, meanwhile the Commercial Mortgage Backed Security market is doing exceptionally poorly.


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  5. Russia-Ukraine conflict crypto grifting - 2022 March 02

    There's definitely unscrupulous people out there who live by the notion of "never let a crisis go to waste" who are using the recent war as a means to grift and scam. Some of these people are using crypto currencies to run these scams.


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  6. Bastiat on legal systems and morality - 2022 February 28

    Came across a highly relevant quote from Bastiat today


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  7. That annoying Matt Damon crypto advertisement - 2022 January 24

    That especially annoying crypto TV advertisement has successfully reminded me of why I don't watch much TV.


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  8. Transitory inflation means permanent purchasing power reduction - 2022 January 05

    Transitory inflation means permanent purchasing power reduction


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  9. Where is money created - 2021 December 11

    Where is money actually created in the system? Hint, it's not where most people think.


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  10. A change in the common knowledge in the markets - last weekend of November - 2021 November 29

    On the weekend with announcements of the Omicron covid variant I suspect there might be a shift in sentiment.


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