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Federal Reserve Chair Photo Bomber Generates Over $15k

An “A” for creativity.  But what we really like is the attention given to the subject. An honest “currency” that can’t be manipulated by any government – well at least yet.

Bitcoin Photo Bomber Generates Over $15k in Donations The bitcoin photo bomber that recently appeared waving a big note reading ‘buy bitcoin’ behind US Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, has raised more than […]

The man, who is colloquially known as ‘Bitcoin Sign Guy’ online, has since been spotted outside of Coin Center holding a sign encouraging individuals to donate to the nonprofit cryptocurrency research and advocacy group. Bitcoin Sign Guy has been offered over 2.5 bitcoins for a notepad on which ‘donate to coin center’ was scrawled, which has been auctioned online. There is also clothing merchandise celebrating the event available for purchase, and some twitter followers have asked to purchase his tie.

Federal Reserve Chair Photo Bomber Generates Over $15k

Killing the Goose

Be smart and prepare for what may come, it costs so little to be prepared and if you don’t the consequences of not will be serious.

To be sure, there are some indicators that imply increasing confidence, such as a rising stock market and reports of new jobs being created. However, rather than take these reports on face value, we find that, since 2008, governments have been buying up stocks and even the companies themselves have been buying back their own stocks. In both cases, this has been done to give the appearance of a recovery, to hopefully trigger an actual recovery. It hasn’t worked.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Before we begin, a question…

Do you know how to separate the signal from the noise? It’s one of the most useful abilities a person can possess. But it’s also one of the hardest to acquire in the age of big data, big media bias, and the Internet, the biggest communication platform we’ve ever had. Reality gets diluted by the surreal.

Economics and finance are thought to be more predictable than other disciplines such as politics because they are quantifiable. This is debatable. The extent to which quantitative economic analysis is possible depends on the relationship between the number and reality. That there is a relationship is true, but the […]