The Rationalizing Creature

It turns out that humans aren’t so rational after all:

For centuries thinkers have assumed that the uniquely human capacity for reasoning has existed to let people reach beyond mere perception and reflex in the search for truth. Rationality allowed a solitary thinker to blaze a path to philosophical, moral and scientific enlightenment.

Now . . . → Read More: The Rationalizing Creature

Home-Brewed Copper: Dr. Michael Berry and Chris Berry

Despite a pullback in growth for China, copper demand is likely to remain strong in 2012, according to Dr. Michael Berry, publisher of Morning Notes, and his co-author, Chris Berry, founder of House Mountain Partners. Other developing nations, such as Indonesia, should pump up demand, but supply from such regions remains a tenuous . . . → Read More: Home-Brewed Copper: Dr. Michael Berry and Chris Berry

More thoughts on Occupy Nigeria

A few days back, I wrote a post about the Occupy Nigeria movement. As with many of my posts, my main goal was to research the issue and get a better understanding of what was going on and what I thought about it. The post has generated a good deal of feedback, some of . . . → Read More: More thoughts on Occupy Nigeria

Economic Events on January 10, 2012

At 7:30 AM Eastern time, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for December will be released, providing information regarding the health and confidence of small businesses in the United States.

At 7:45 AM Eastern time, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of the consumer through . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 10, 2012