Summer Reading

This set of book reviews originally appeared in the July 2008 issue of the HS Dent Forecast month and cover a wide variety of topics: financial bubbles, pension funding, healthcare, immigration, population control, and of course, age demographics. Before […] Continue Reading…

Genetics, the China-Tibet Dispute, and Investment Psychology

In “Human and Economic Evolution,”  I discussed how natural selection is alive and well among humans, and used such examples as genetic resistance to malaria among Africans and high aptitudes in the maths and sciences among Ashkenazi Jews.  Today […] Continue Reading…

The Ghosts of Milton Friedman and John Maynard Keynes

I originally penned this article for the August 2007 issue of the HS Dent Forecast–nearly three years ago.  My comments on deflation and consumer spending turned out to be right on the mark.

The late Milton Friedman may be […] Continue Reading…

The Ascent of Money

We have always believed that history—and particularly economic and market history—tends to follow long cycles. For this reason we find a lot of value in reading economic history books. One well-researched economic history book can add clarity that can […] Continue Reading…

Human and Economic Evolution

Demographic trends and their effects on the economy are a big part of our research. We generally have a practical goal, such as estimating the demand for a company or industry’s products. However, sometimes we like to look at […] Continue Reading…