Archive for February, 2006

Random Thoughts

February 15, 2006

Just some random brain waves that I thought I might want to reflect at length later.

Google Finance: It is the purported repository of all the data or something like that being its long term goal. How would it play out if it indexed all the financial information of every imaginable type of markets, economies, trading blocs etc. Open it up to enthusiasts with lots of free time and let them take a stab at coming up with a grand unified theory of markets if one exists. If nothing else it might give rise to some very interesting insights.

Atheism and Biologists
OR
Evolution as the New Religion

Bottled Water: A Curse

Radical or Piecemeal changes in society

Water Trading Xchange on the lines of Carbon trading, let market forces decide how precious water is as a resource.

Business Idea: Shipyards in India churning out megatankers. Use it to transport gas instead of pipelines where chances are high of some renegade group holding you to ransom.

Why we fight…..

February 9, 2006

Its not often that I recommend a movie that one should absolutely see. The last time I did this was maybe Munich but definitely The Corporation. The post is self titled and should lead you to the movie which should be released soon worldwide. Its a fine exposition of the military-industrial complex as described and warned against by Dwight D. Eisenhower. The movie reiterates some of the questions we all have probably asked over the course of the past few years and follows up on the various threads in fine documentary style. Its shocking to see how ubiquitous the M-I complex has become and how blurred the distinction between public officials and corporate executives have become. In McCain’s words “Its legal corruption”. The analogy of the Roman Empire might at first seem perfunctory but there is lot what history can tell you about the rise and decline of imperial legacies. The “Lets Roll” presidential attitude speaks volumes about whether 9/11 was the true motivation for the Mid-East adventure or something else. I will stop giving out nuggets of movie-content and suggest you get a hold of this one. If nothing else, it makes you think and question the powers that be, anywhere you are.