Still, I’m pretty content here in the United States, since I feel I’ve been able to express myself with almost total freedom (within the bounds of reason and decency).
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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.
The distribution of wealth has long been a fascination of mine (as evidenced by all the posts I’ve written about it). There is a new book I just finished called The Wealth Hoarders by Chuck Collins (a former rich heir himself who eschewed his fortune for the common good). Its subtitle – “How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions” – captures the core of what the book is all about.
Even though the book dives into offshore trusts, family offices, perpetual trusts, tax code, and the medieval origins of wealth-preservation laws, it is still an easy, breezy read. There are all kinds of interesting facts, such as:(more…)
This graphic from Visual Capitalist surprised me (click it for easier readability); here in the U.S., Apple seems like the king, but it turns out that, globally, it’s really just a sliver.(more…)
I’ve always had a soft spot in my bearish heart for a little company called Tupperware. In recent months, it has formed a lovely little reversal pattern. Next step: break the green support.(more…)
Maybe precious metals have a chance. Gold is managing to push its way into the overhead supply zone.(more…)