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.

Monstrosities

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This is a fascinating diagram, showing the 100 largest companies in the world, as measured by value. Back in the year 2000, if you had told someone that Apple would be 900% larger than Cisco, they would never have believed you (back then, Cisco was the king of the entire stock market, whereas now hardly anyone even cares about it). Click on this for a super-sized version:

Dumber Than You Think

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With all the talk going on about how the super-rich pay little to no taxes, like this gem………..

I was curious to know if Jeff Bezos had a Twitter account and, if so, what kinds of things were going on in there. Sure enough, he does (with millions of followers), and his most recent post was a virtue-signaling photo of him and the world’s most successful gold-digging homewrecker perched next to him, talking to President Macron about global warming or some such thing…………

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