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First Weekly Commentary: COVID-19 Response

What only a couple of weeks ago seemed like a distant distraction has become an…

Of Slam Dunks, Layups and Risk-Adjusted Returns

Few things in life are as easy as a layup or as certain as a…

Honey

“If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.” Dale Carnegie   Carnegie…

Undecided, Unforgiven and the Future of Student Debt

In “Unforgiven,” Clint Eastwood’s almost reformed assassin, Bill Munny, explains the impact of murder on…

The Right Place

“I been in the right place, but it must have been the wrong time I’d…

Kill Your Darlings

Author William Faulkner said, “In writing, you must kill your darlings.” Faulkner’s advice to writers…

hello, universe

No one gave it much thought when Russian scientists used Morse code to send an…

The End of the Beginning

Speaking 75 years ago about the Battle of Egypt, Britain’s first victory of World War…

The First Decade of Marketplace Lending: from Zopa to Square Capital

Kodak. Remember Kodak, before it became a crypto currency high flyer? Kodak thought it was…