Bob’s Going Away, a Reflection on Health and Values

Every afternoon Bob cleaned my office.  He cleaned with a smile.  He smiled when it was cold out; he smiled when it was hot.  Most of all he just smiled. There certainly is dignity in all human work.  It’s commonplace to ascribe and glorify a certain quiet dignity to manual labor, especially coming from today’s […]

Why does Wall Street exist?

Love him or hate him, every once in a while Mark Cuban makes sense.  Here’s one of those times:  http://blogmaverick.com/2012/09/21/what-business-is-wall-street-in-3/ He makes the case that high volume traders are the equivalent of hackers searching for every exploitable weakness in a system.  It’s a far cry from the original intent of publicly traded stocks — provide […]