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2008 Financial Crisis: What can we learn?

Financial markets crashed ten years ago. See my previous post for what happened and comments about the graph to the left. This post is about lessons that we can learn from that crisis. What caused the 2008 financial crisis? People … Continue reading

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2008 Financial Crisis: What happened?

Financial markets crashed ten years ago. What happened? If we are to learn from the past, we must first remember the past. In September 2008 I was the CEO of a financial institution – Yankee Farm Credit, part of the … Continue reading

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The Switchel Traveler

Introducing my new blog: The Switchel Traveler OK, it’s really an old blog that I am renaming today. Henceforth my two blogs are: The Switchel Philosopher – this blog The Switchel Traveler “The Switchel Philosopher” is for adventures in the … Continue reading

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Blog Recap 2017

I started this blog in February 2017 after retiring in December 2016. Below is a summary of my 2017 posts here on “The Switchel Philosopher” blog: Posts to introduce the blog: Welcome to The Switchel Philosopher A Word from Mrs. … Continue reading

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Quilt square by Anne Standish

Anne Standish of Cambridge has contributed a beautiful quilt square on behalf of the town to the Vermont League of Cities and Towns for their Local Government Quilt Project: VLCT launched its Local Government Quilt Project in 2005 to celebrate … Continue reading

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Acadia vs. Arcadia

Over on my other blog, I recently wrote about a trip to Schoodic Peninsula on the coast of Maine, part of Acadia National Park. This leads to a question: what is the difference between “Acadia” and “Arcadia”? The short answer … Continue reading

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From the Berggruen Institute to Switchel

The weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal for February 11-12 has an interesting article: Philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen’s Big Bet on Philosophy It’s an interview with Nicolas Berggruen in the “Weekend Confidential” column by Alexandra Wolfe. It’s on page C11 in the … Continue reading

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