“This struggle of the human female toward sex equality will end in a new sex order, with the female as superior.”

Nikola Tesla in Colliers magazine, January 1926: It is clear to any trained observer, and even to the sociologically untrained, that a new attitude toward sex discrimination has come over the world through the centuries, receiving an abrupt stimulus just before and after the World War. This struggle of the human female toward sex equality […]

“The eurozone is economically moribund, persists with policies that have demonstrably failed, is indifferent to democracy, is run by and for a small, self-perpetuating elite, and is slowing dying.”

Larry Elliott: The euro brought to fruition the idea of ever-closer union, a plan that dates back to the early 1950s. Lots of things considered good ideas back then are no longer considered quite so clever: system-built high-rise flats as the answer to slum housing; nuclear power to meet energy needs. Put ever-closer union in […]

“The lottery’s only objective is to maximize the funds you pay for educational activities.”

Salil Mehta: One should remember that the only objective for the Lottery, anywhere in the world, is not to make you rich. Contrary to their advertisements, the objective is not to show you a good time. Wasting your money is never a good time. The lottery’s only objective is to maximize the funds you pay […]

“Donald J. Trump’s vision for the future of our nation is as deeply disturbing as it is profoundly un-American.”

Boston Globe editorial board: Donald J. Trump’s vision for the future of our nation is as deeply disturbing as it is profoundly un-American. It is easy to find historical antecedents. The rise of demagogic strongmen is an all too common phenomenon on our small planet. And what marks each of those dark episodes is a […]

Surrounded Islands

On May 7, 1983, the installation of Surrounded Islands was completed in Biscayne Bay, between the city of Miami, North Miami, the Village of Miami Shores and Miami Beach. Eleven of the islands situated in the area of Bakers Haulover Cut, Broad Causeway, 79th Street Causeway, Julia Tuttle Causeway, and Venetian Causeway were surrounded with […]

“SPY is the world’s most-traded security. On average, SPY trades $25 billion worth of shares each day, or $6 trillion a year”

Eric Balchunas: Today, SPY is the world’s most-traded security. On average, SPY trades $25 billion worth of shares each day, or $6 trillion a year – four times as much as Apple, the second-most traded security. In fact, SPY trades as much as the 24 most-traded stocks combined. It also accounts for about $50 billion […]

“I consider that we are still monkeys; we just came down from the trees rather recently, and it’s astonishing how well we can do.”

Freeman Dyson: I consider that we are still monkeys; we just came down from the trees rather recently, and it’s astonishing how well we can do. The fact that we can even write down partial differential equations, let alone solve them, to me is a miracle. The fact that we ourselves at the moment have […]