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.

Tim Knight: Optimist

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On my bookshelf, you will find a series of small books which are in The Portable Curmudgeon family. These are not recent purchases. In fact, I started getting them as they came to market way back in 1992. That was, by definition, when I was – – ya know – – younger.

Years earlier, back in my teens, one of my favorite books was Paul Fussell’s Class. Here is an image of Professor Fussell, which I think captures his temperament quite well:

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Bank Week Ahead

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OK, earnings season is starting again, people! And that means we can finally pretend it’s the early 1980s again and things like revenue, earnings, and management actually mean something. As is tradition, the earnings season tends to be front-loaded with the scumbags who have ruined the United States by their greed banking sector, so it should be interesting.