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  • Increasing Dominance of the Nonhuman Environment

    The New York cooperative building was facing a city ordered renovation that would cost each shareholder an additional $5000 this year, in excess of their 6% maintenance increase. It was a heavy burden; but there was nothing else for the board of directors to do, except to approve it. The work was ordered. There was [...]

  • Market Irrationality, Personal Insolvency, and Psychoanalytic Study

    Keynes’ sage observation that “the market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent” organizes my thoughts today, on the psychoanalytic study of organizations.  The movements of financial markets increasingly shape our societal and individual choices, so present themselves as the environing conditions of our lives. While we seek to understand them through our [...]

  • The Psychological Challenge of QE

    Its good to be back: trekking in the Himalayas with my friends Steve and Kathleen ( en route from Hong Kong to Sofia to pursue IT asset development as well as their upcoming marriage….) clears the head. Rising and falling with the 1000 meter ups-and-downs of red clay trails, rock scrambles, and torrential mountain streams, [...]

  • Valuing Selective Attention as We Risk

    BP is our tragedian of moment. Our anxieties are priced in the cost of its shares, off 50% since April. As investors, we anticipate significant punitive and reputational damages, eyeballing  the $30bn gap between worst-case scenarios and its $20bn escrow fund, puzzling on internal bets between our personal fantasies of corporate resurrection and bankruptcy. What [...]

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