Author Archives: Danielle Park

The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms

We caught this 2015 BBC documentary on Netflix last night. Very well done, entertaining and educational.  At the moment at least, it is also available on Youtube at the link below. Without us noticing, modern life has been taken over. Algorithms … Continue reading

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Investment results should be measured from market trough to trough

The news flow of the past decade (century+) confirms the truth about ‘trading’ financial markets. Unless one exploits some privileged advance or inside information (which is commonly done but generally illegal) or is using high frequency machines that allow them … Continue reading

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Hayek warns on subversion of the Rule of Law

This is an important article to read and understand.  The warnings on Trump’s behavior to date are clear.  See A warning to Trump from Friedrich Hayek: “One of Hayek’s most important arguments in his great classic, “The Road to Serfdom,” … Continue reading

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Fake news and false prophets/profits

I have to admit, all the recent attention on ‘fake news’ strikes me as naive.  Never mind all the completely made up information, what about the relentless deluge of official government and corporate financial data and press releases.  Did most … Continue reading

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Electric cars save lives

A recent study by the American Lung Association suggests that electric cars (EVs) will help to save thousands of lives per year in the US by reducing air pollution. But there is another life-saving design advantage in electric cars.  The … Continue reading

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The round trip of higher oil prices

Promised cuts enabled OPEC to talk up oil prices over the past few months (intended to boost the value of their planned Aramaco IPO in 2018), but the downside is that higher prices encourage higher production and ultimately a round … Continue reading

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