Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tuesday ~ March 24, 2020

Breath is life, and the intermingling of breaths is the purpose of good living. This is, in essence, the great principle on which all productive living must rest, for relationships among all the beings of the universe must be fulfilled; in this way, each individual life may also be fulfilled.

( Paula Gunn Allen, 1939 - 208 )

The Fatal Flaw of Modern Finance Theory ~ Ceterus Paribus


Sunday, March 22, 2020

"Art's institutional soul is in a state of flux"...

Two of this country's largest and oldest museums - the Metropolitan of Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston - Turn 150 this year. And with both now shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, this is a good moment for them, and other big, traditionalist institutions in Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles and elsewhere, to take stock and refocus. Art's institutional soul is in a state of flux. Years of turbulence, with demands for inclusiveness and truth-telling, have put the "encyclopedic" museum on the hot seat. Our critic delivers a five-point plan for how they might redefine their roles, rewrite their histories and thrive for the next 150 years.

NYT ~ Arts & Leisure, Sunday, March 22, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Power of Flux:

"Some of this is caused by flux: everything is in a state of change, and that is difficult to understand, keep up with, to contextualize based upon your historical frame of reference. There is a lack of consensus about, well, everything these days: Economics, Markets, Technology, Politics, etc. This frightens people, sending them to cling onto comfortable myths.

But the world is not black and white, and reality is far more complex and nuanced than you get from much of the media or pundits or political candidates or elected officials.

Hat tip ~ Barry Ritholtz ~ The Big Picture