Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Summary, 2014

Moral: Wherein we take a look at 2014 and a new approach for 2015.

This is our fifth year for a summary: 200920102011, 2012, 2013. In first year, there were more posts - 2009 (57). This year we only had 36 posts.

Part of that decrease might be due to the early focus of the blog to which we'll have to return. Perhaps, by 2010, the realization of the Fed's largess continuing, and increasing (QE infinity), sank in and caused depression. Not. Rather, it has taken time to get to the current situation which is just loaded with things to discuss: FED backed into a corner, the few pilfering the economy, savers slapped silly and flayed to within an inch of their lives, ... So, we will be getting to all of this.

However. let's look at this year's numbers for Past 30 days and for All time.

Past 30 days                     All time       
Given that 2015 is a year for celebrating the Magna Charta, we can use that to talk about economic issues. The King and the Barons. Ah, how many ways can we map those to characters here now? We have already mentioned Lords/Serfs.

Finally, in the "All time" sense, the "Chimera: sellers and buyers" has overtaken "Computation, finance and engineering" which is interesting.

It is nice to see "Reorganization of sorts" get attention (we will need to talk about a lost generation or two - unfortunately, this is true even if their pockets bulge with money).


The tone of the blog will lose its scoffing flavor. When Ben was in charge, raspberries were in order, after all he ought to be able take the heat. Trouble is, he gets more heat from other sides. This blog is, basically, rationally based. So, we'll get away from the barracks (yes, was in such as an impressionable 17-year old; at the time, it was WWII and Korean veterans - POWs even; so, give me a break, okay?). Yes, the operative word will be the absence of uncouth thought and actions. Hey, ever heard someone like Patton carrying around a recording device when he was in the field with his men?

That last bit is mentioned mainly to bring forth the fact that a whole lot of veterans got their start with the Bill that enabled their education and economic progress. Many of these were as smart as the privileged best-and-brightest (yes, right under Harvard - see the image). One could argue that the push toward fullness in the economy was related to the efforts of that generation and those who followed. And, it was pre-computer.

I was later, but I spent my career working with advanced computational systems. So, I know the lot. Who of the younger set can say that? Actually, the thing that I wrote several years ago needs to be rephrased. We'll be doing a lot of that as we go back and lift back to now the nuggets embedded in this work for the past few years.

Remarks:  Modified: 12/31/2014

12/31/2014 --

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