Archive : Education

The Walnut In The Machine

  The Walnut In The Machine Imagine a group of people gather for a tour of a machine tool factory.  At the beginning, a walnut is distributed to each person.  The nut is in its familiar tough brown shell. At one stage on the factory floor, a large hydraulic press is pressing train wheels onto […]

My 53 percent story

A friend posted about http://the53.tumblr.com/ recently and I find the site quite compelling.  The 53% refers to a recent statistic that 53% of people pay taxes and 47% reap benefits. Here’s what I might say on the topic: I am thankful to my parents for not just handing me everything I wished for, but encouraging […]

Rich Dad Education: Real Estate Academy

I signed up for a Real Estate training course which will be at LAX Sheraton on June 24-26 and I am pretty excited about it. Been wanting to learn more about investment properties, and this sounds like a great way to do it. As a rookie, I need to learn

Millionaire Mind Intensive

If you want to be among the savvy and elite group who are capitalizing on the opportunities presented by our financial crisis, you need 3 things: 1. The right knowledge at the right time. 2. The right vehicles at the right time. 3. The right you … ALL the time. Find out if you are […]

bullet-points for learning economics the fun way

I’m putting together a list of topics that must be addressed for economic literacy and financial awareness. What is [something] worth to me? (how to assess value–for yourself vs. others) risk vs. safety, how to judge? how to mitigate risks diversification: true vs. phantom taxes –this is huge and could be broken down several ways… […]

fun new payment: real money (silver coins)

I had the pleasure of attending a lecture given by Michael Badnarik on U.S. Constitutional history and law. He was visionary enough to accept silver as tuition payment. Below he blogs about the hazards of embarking upon silver coinage.

Best Way To Evaluate Fairness Of Teacher Ratings

Forget the “ratings game” and lets return to small local districts where word of mouth has more impact, and allow school choice.