What are the Ethical Dilemmas of Investing in Technology Stocks?

Investments can bring up a myriad of quandaries, from financial risk and opportunities through to moral decisions. The trolley problem can be used as a framework to consider ethical dilemmas in a variety of decision-making scenarios, including the trading of technology stocks. The trolley problem is a classic ethical dilemma in philosophy that has been used to explore a range of moral and ethical questions. Beyond the original trolley scenario, the problem has been adapted and modified to explore a … Continue reading “What are the Ethical Dilemmas of Investing in Technology Stocks?”

Using the Trolley Problem When Saving for Retirement

The trolley problem can be used as a framework to consider ethical implications in a variety of decision-making scenarios, including saving for retirement. For example, an individual saving for retirement may face a choice between investing in a company that is known for its high return on investment, but has a negative impact on the environment, or investing in a company with a lower return, but a more positive impact on the environment. By using the trolley problem framework, the … Continue reading “Using the Trolley Problem When Saving for Retirement”

The Trolley Problem and the Principle of Double Affect

The Principle of Double Effect is a philosophical idea that is often used to analyze the Trolley Problem. It states that an action that has both good and bad consequences can be morally justifiable if the good consequences are intended and the bad consequences are only a side effect. In the Trolley Problem, diverting the trolley onto the other track would result in the death of one person, but this would be a side effect of saving five people, which … Continue reading “The Trolley Problem and the Principle of Double Affect”

2023 Year of the Rabbit, What Does it Mean for You and Financial Markets

The lunar new year typically falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice and is celebrated in countries across East and Southeast Asia, including China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, and Taiwan. The year of the rabbit in the Chinese zodiac occurs every 12 years and the next one begins Sunday January 22, 2023. Lunar New Year is also known as the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival when Asian communities around the world this year will say … Continue reading “2023 Year of the Rabbit, What Does it Mean for You and Financial Markets”

Tesla Used Cars the Last Domino to Fall in Stock and Branding Rout

Tesla was the green technology, electric vehicle and ESG golden child run by the world’s living genius, then it all come back to earth swiftly. There are many facets of this fall, the last domino appears to be Tesla vehicles resale value. Used car prices in the US have gone from hyperinflation to deflation very quickly in 2022. In November’s CPI the used cars and trucks index declined 2.9% month-over-month and was down 3.3% year-over-year. However, used car prices this … Continue reading “Tesla Used Cars the Last Domino to Fall in Stock and Branding Rout”

Paul Cezanne’s La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Ensemble Sold for $138 Million from Paul Allen’s Collection

Paul Cezanne’s La Montagne Sainte-Victoire from 1888-90 sold for $138 million at auction this month. The painting was the second highest piece sold at the November 8 auction of the art collection owned by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was the largest single-owner sale in history. The work carried a presale estimate of $120 million and sold at Christie’s for $138 million, (hammer price with fees). “Sainte-Victoire became part of Cezanne’s identity, a veritable talisman of his innermost self.” The … Continue reading “Paul Cezanne’s La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Ensemble Sold for $138 Million from Paul Allen’s Collection”

Georges Seurat’s Les Poseuses, Ensemble Sold for Record $149 Million

Georges Seurat’s Les Poseuses, Ensemble (Petite version) from 1888 achieved a record price for the artist at auction this month. The painting was the highest piece sold at the November 8 auction of the art collection owned by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was the largest single-owner sale in history. The work carried a presale estimate of $100 million and sold at Christie’s for $149 million, (hammer price of $130 million with fees). There were 60 artworks sold for an unprecedented … Continue reading “Georges Seurat’s Les Poseuses, Ensemble Sold for Record $149 Million”

Sports Fan Tokens Quickly Go from Euphoria to Indifference Like Messi’s Move from Barcelona to PSG

Sports fan token have been trading three years in the main crypto exchanges, with the aim an alternative for clubs to gain financing and for fans to be closer to their favorite teams. It hasn’t worked out as such as one would expect in the world of sports fandom where shifts of euphoria and indifference happen quickly, combine that with crypto and NFT noise. The days are early for gauging its success as it still in almost virgin times. Football … Continue reading “Sports Fan Tokens Quickly Go from Euphoria to Indifference Like Messi’s Move from Barcelona to PSG”

The World More Benevolent Since Covid, Nordic Countries Still the Happiest

Happiness is something that should never be underrated. Finland and Denmark ranked as the happiest and second-happiest lands, and the top eight were all in northern Europe. It is true one’s version of happiness is different to another, be it cultural or luck. With the drums of war beating loudly through Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Middle East with Iran, Syria and Yemen all vulnerable or in conflict. Afghanistan, Lebanon and Zimbabwe are the unhappiest, as war-torn and impoverished … Continue reading “The World More Benevolent Since Covid, Nordic Countries Still the Happiest”

Spiderman Smashes Hulk with Record $US3.36 million Auction for Original Venom Page

The surge in auction prices from collectibles continues to rise despite the rocky start to stock markets in 2022. A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book sold at auction for a record $US3.36 million. The bidding started at $US330,000 on the first day of Heritage Auctions’ four-day platinum comic event in Dallas. The previous record for an interior page of a US comic book was shattered. The Incredible Hulk 1974 issue that featured a tease for … Continue reading “Spiderman Smashes Hulk with Record $US3.36 million Auction for Original Venom Page”