Thoughts From the Frontline, June 2017

The Wedge Goes Deeper

June 30, 2017

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

– J.R.R. Tolkien

Mad Hawk Disease Strikes Federal Reserve

June 25, 2017

“A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.”

– Ernest Hemingway

The Next Minsky Moment

June 17, 2017

“China’s economy has entered a state of new normal.”

– Premier Li Keqiang, 2015

“Success breeds a disregard of the possibility of failure.”

– Hyman Minsky

What, Me Worry?

June 11, 2017

“Forget the past. The future will give you plenty to worry about.”

– George Allen, Sr.

“I try not to worry about the future, so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.”

– Tom Wilson

Can You Afford to Reach 100?

June 3, 2017

“I often joke that 100 years from now I hope people are saying, ‘Dang, she looks good for her age!’”

– Dolly Parton

“Just because you live 20 years or 100 years doesn’t make it less meaningful. They’re both short amounts of time. So all we can do is just live in that time, whatever time we’re given.”

– Ansel Elgort

“If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.”

– Blaise Pascal, 1657 (and a few score other later attributions)...