Tag Archives: Expertise

Entering the New World

And we enter the new world with a snapshot of the first Sunday evening in August: Traders and bankers are braced for another volatile week in global markets – and the wildest ride is likely to be in stocks, not … Continue reading

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The Elites and the Common Man

The last Sunday in September here in Hollywood was a bit brutal – by noon it was a hundred ten in the shade, and there wasn’t much of that. And the air was bone dry, which meant Red Flag warnings … Continue reading

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Punctuated Wrongness

Who knows anything? What experts do you agree with? Who do you cite? And how do you know they’re experts? Who told you that? Why did you believe them when they said this person or that was an expert? You … Continue reading

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Advice from the Wrong People

Let’s say you have a problem with your car – there’s this odd sound coming from the transmission and now and then it feels as if you’re driving through a wall of lime Jell-O, and then it doesn’t. Something is … Continue reading

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