On History

Revisiting History

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As tempting as it is to evaluate history based on post-modern standards, its results ultimately tend to be somewhat spurious. I was listening to the iconic Frank Sinatra last night singing that it was Just…

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Black Swan in History

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Russ Bredholt, Jr. of Bredholt & Co. sent me some bulleted Book Notes he had produced on a book “The Black Swan” by Nassim Taleb. In light of its relevance in today’s economic reality, I…

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Passage of Time

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One problem with the linear passage of time is that you don’t have an opportunity to revisit alternative possibilities. So, for example, had we not gone to Vietnam, where would we be with respect to…

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