Category Archives: Government

A No-Cost Job Program for Obama

In a couple of recent blogs [Does Complexity Breed Volatility? and Perry, Obama, and Political Volatility], I postulated that citizens (and investors) tend to get overwhelmed by news of which they can no longer clearly evaluate the impacts, because the World … Continue reading

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Perry, Obama, and Political Volatility

In my last post [Does Complexity Breed Volatility?], I briefly talked about how complexity makes it increasingly difficult for investors to evaluate the impacts of incoming news, especially “big” news, on their investments.  The result is that everyone sells with everyone else, … Continue reading

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Does Complexity Breed Volatility?

We have now become familiar with the VIX, the Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index, thanks to the wild stock market volatility that has graced our television screens in the last few weeks.  Investors process incoming political and economic … Continue reading

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Is Complexity Useful?

I was reading Michael Behe’s recent blog entitled “irremediable complexity” about complexity in nature, and I wanted to ask this simple question: is complexity useful?  That question, of course, brings a number of other questions, and so I will try to … Continue reading

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