What do you think of the financial industry as a whole, and what is your opinion about the U.S. federal reserve? Would you ever invest in gold or silver? What do you think of day traders?
I stole it from someone on the twoplustwo poker forum.why is your avatar so great?
what do you think of my avatar?
what do you think of the questions you get asked in this thread?
The financial industry is a cobweb of over regulation, moral hazard and opaqueness. Government and central bank interference are invariably the villains, but the private sector has done itself no favours with a lack of disclosure and transparency (though this is arguably the consequence of convoluted governance, the SEC and FINRA giving investors a false sense of security).
It involved a girl. That is all I'm saying.what was your most "intense" moment on Smogon in terms of emotion
Wealth will open doors that you never knew were there, and the more doors you open, the greater your chance of finding happiness will be. But to find it, you first need to know what happiness looks like. The key to that is examining, understanding and accepting who you are.do you believe that wealth is key to happiness
Nope, but I still have his number.Have you seen Andii lately?
I don't mind spicy food, but ma la generally goes a bit too far for my liking.do you like si chuan cuisine? can you eat ma la?
Meaning is wherever you find it.what is the meaning of the universe, life, and everything?
Flip a coin. If heads, go for it. If tails, do not pass go, do not collect $200, do not change your name to jrrrraw and your pokemon is now asleep.Hi McGrrr, would you mind if I had my name changed to jrrrraw?
Mathematics through to year 11 (grade 11? I was 16). I have a natural affinity for numbers and logic so everything came easily to me. From year 12, I had to actually work in maths class and this was a rude awakening for me. Economics became my favourite subject thereafter and I would continue it at university. I consider economics to be a philosophy and my school of thought offers an intuitive and objective perspective to help me understand the world around me.On a serious note, what is your favorite subject? and why?
1. When I emigrated to England aged 6, I was not acquainted with the alphabet and I did not know a word of English. From an early stage, I realised that if my future were to be here, I needed to catch up to (and better) my peers. I listened to audio books at first and read a ton of fiction. I was reading the dictionary by the time I was 9 and my teachers encouraged my efforts (though this work ethic would not last). My enjoyment of problem solving, competitive nature and ability to identify patterns also help with word games.1. How did you get so good at word games and the like?
2. Do you consider yourself a 'city slicker'?
3. Why don't you play competitive pokemon anymore?
4. What was the most memorable moment during your time at university?
What concepts or ideas do you "borrow" from economics that help you analyse the world around you, ie. the idea of utility or utility functions (in abstraction of course) to think about why smogon user x always makes troll posts ("He must have some perceived incentive/he derives satisfaction from that behavior. We can 100% for sure make him stop by removing all those incentives.")I consider economics to be a philosophy and my school of thought offers an intuitive and objective perspective to help me understand the world around me.
Opportunity cost is applicable to every situation that involves decision making and is all I really need. I think that the concept should be universally taught as a fundamental lesson comparable to basic grammar and arithmetic. Once a pupil grasps the significance of this idea, everything else falls into place. In "Economics in One Lesson", Henry Hazlitt writes that opportunity cost is essentially the only thing that an economist needs to understand. The remainder of the book is used to apply the concept.What concepts or ideas do you "borrow" from economics that help you analyse the world around you...
Having already done economics for two years before university, I was comfortable with the fundamentals and learned virtually nothing useful from my degree. Almost everything interesting and profound I learned by questioning the logic of what I was being taught; reading around the subject and finding arguments that were far more compelling. It is not necessary to read economics at university because you can achieve as much (or more) through self teaching. My advice would be to read and to think. Begin with Hayek and go wherever your interest may take you.if i were to take economics at university would there be any general advice you could offer? do you have relatives in china? do you visit here on a regular basis?
edit: what sort of combination would you recommend for economics at university? e.g. finance / retail / accounting, etc. in terms of interest and utility.