Is the United States a Tyranny?
Sunday January 22nd 2012, 4:42 pm
Filed under: Etc
This of course depends on what tyranny means. The general
definition is 'the
arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power'. To me the key term
is 'unrestrained'. In the United States we theoretically have three
co-equal branches of government that are supposed to check each
other. But those checks appear to have failed. As evidence just take
a look at an article published in the Washington
Post. What we see there is a well enumerated list of powers that
are now held by the Presidency. Powers that explicitly allow for the
unrestrained use of power by the President.
Investing in the global stock market
Sunday January 22nd 2012, 12:04 pm
Filed under: financial
I want to invest in a global capitalization weighted free float stock market index. Below I explain what I mean, who provides such indexes and how I would build such an index using just two funds.
Losing exceptions in C#, there has to be a better way!
Wednesday January 04th 2012, 4:24 pm
Filed under: Tech
A nasty problem I've been tangling with for a while now is that C# likes to eat exceptions. If one is already in an exception context and another exception gets thrown then the first exception, by default, is just lost. I explore below some ways to deal with this and honestly they all suck. Does anyone have a better idea?