Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.


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A good Sunday to one and all.

I felt guilty for not posting all weekend, so I at least wanted to drop in a comment cleaner and say a few words. I’ve been spending a lot of time this weekend on two projects – one, my financial history book, which hopefully will be published by John Wiley & Sons before this year is over, and two, my super-duper-secret extra-special project that I’m creating for Slopers that you are going to love. Promise. (more…)

Weekly Charts – Conspiracy and N+1

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N+1 is a mathematical construct that means there is always one more.  If you have 5 then you can get 6, if you have 11 then you can get 12 and so on.  Theories are the same way.  For every plausible (or implausible) theory, there will likely be another.  If there are 5 competing theories, there will likely emerge a 6th.  To vary this slightly, if you can construct one explanation for something and either you or someone else can construct yet another explanation, then yet still another explanation is possible – N+1. In time, the correct theory is usually revealed through observation, investigation or entropy. (more…)