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Tue Apr 15

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aleax replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:58 PM

Re: Another warning on labor

There will be pressure for immigration reform and worker visa programs.

PF,

Old answer to new problem. The immigrants are not there either.


We aren't? That's news to me (as an immigrant)! So why did I just [more]

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aleax replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:53 PM

Re: Men More Than Women

In the 1955 grouping of 1955, women were already outnumbering men by 0.01% No wonder I had such a hard time finding a sole mate.

I was born in '55, and few mate my soles, because my feet are SO big.

Fortunately, my [more]

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aleax replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:48 PM

Re: humanity destroying its self

What was interesting is that the bacteria that causes ulcers is dying off. The antibiotic that works on it has only hastened its dying off. The gut does not like that bacteria, but the esophagus does.

Peculiarly, my long-ago Mallory [more]

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aleax replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:05 PM

Re: Soft Skills vs. Hard Employment Reality

I suspect that most CEOs would control every last bit of your life if they could.

Not _my_ CEO (and co-founder) Larry -- he gets angry when he feels he has to micromanage, or initiate all "10x" crazy ideas. His favorite [more]

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aleax replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:35 PM

Re: Soft Skills vs. Hard Employment Reality

I don't know what it's like on the coasts, but here in flyover country, work is more like a plantation, where management figures it's empowered to dictate every detail of your life if it chooses.


Flyover country sounds
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aleax recommended namkato's post on the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:28 PM

Re: Flash trading, once again
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aleax replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:27 PM

Re: Flash trading, once again

(loss to investors) of $160 Million A Day! That is no small tax!
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It is .0012% of the $130 billion average dollar trading volume on just the NYSE and
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aleax replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:23 PM

Re: OT: Changing tastes after a stroke

PS they have proven in Sweden after extensive testing that people that like bacon are just nicer to be around.

I wonder whether this correlates with the classic result (maybe 20 years ago...?), showing that when chimps are fed with [more]

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aleax replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:53 PM

Re: Will TIAA-CREF/Nuveen affect CEF?

Hopefully, TIAA-CREF will realize the tremendous goodwill and data gathering benefits of providing such a useful tool to investors free of charge.

TIAA-CREF is a bunch of smart fellows, so I think your hope is well-founded: why would [more]

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aleax replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:43 PM

Re: OT: Changing tastes after a stroke

We tried importing a small barrio but many of the ones that didn't stop somewhere in the US froze to death the first winter. The survivors went home and reported to all the others so no replacements. }};-O

Funny, because Minneapolis [more]

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aleax replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:34 PM

Re: Soft Skills vs. Hard Employment Reality

I don't know what it's like on the coasts, but here in flyover country, work is more like a plantation, where management figures it's empowered to dictate every detail of your life if it chooses.

My wife and co-investor Anna is from [more]

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aleax replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:03 PM

Re: Control Panel: Signal or Noise?

The Fear & Greed Index has plunged into Extreme Fear.

Over the last 4 years, every time I have rotated out of the market in anticipation of a "crisis", be it government shutdown, government default, Eurozone crisis,
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