For a long time December has been a month of celebration trough different cultures, it’s the last month of the year and though out time humans came together to eat and exchange gifts. One such celebration was the Saturnalia festival by the Romans: for once a year there was no ranking in social order and slaves could command their masters to do things (slaves still had to do the basic tasks such as preparing food). Saturnalia explained by Historia Civilis:
How to be a Stoic
The New Yorker contributor Elif Batuman wrote a great piece on Stoicism, one of the philosophy’s of which I try to learn from and put into practice:
Human Overpopulation – The Human Explosion explained
The amount of humans has never increased as much as the last 100 years, and is expected to continue growing for a while. A lot has been written on this subjects and there a lot of concerns, both for a healthcare perspective up to a shortage of food and environmental harm, however does it all look that bad? Kurzgesagt talks in the below video on Human Overpopulation and into the positives aspects that we tend to overlook:
Jamie Dimon on Trump and Detroit’s revival
Bloomberg TV spoke with JP Morgan’s CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon on several topics, including Trump and Detroit. As ever, every interview with Jamie Dimon is highly recommended, his pragmatic skills and way to put things forward in an simple manner are extraordinary.
The Uber Cannibals
It has almost becoming a weekly recurrence to link to material from Monish Pabrai, and this week an article written by Monish Pabrai with Yingzhuo Zhao from Dhando Holdings (Investmet holding of Monish Pabrai):
Carl Icahnn and the danger of ETF’s
There is no question about it that ETF’s have exploded in popularity, and why not? You can get the index return and out perform 90% of the professional money mangers by a paying fraction of the cost…As with every investment caution is needed, Carl Icahn spoke with CNBC on the dangers of ETF’s, Valuewalk gathered his interviews on the subject:
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