Lady Jean, Part 2

My inauspicious arrival on the Isle of Arran seemed to have perturbed Lady Jean Fforde not at all.

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Lady Jean

As I dutifully did every morning, I listened to my overnight voicemails. My boss was saying something like this: “Stop what you’re doing and get yourself to the Isle of Arran, and don’t dilly-dally!”

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The Middle Abdicates, Part 5

The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity.

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The Middle Abdicates, Part 4

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.

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The Middle Abdicates, Part 3

The risk is that moderates will be squeezed out as right and left inflame politics and provoke each other to move to the extremes. The Economist

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The Middle Abrogates, Part 2

Around the world, radicalization is making coalition and consensus much harder. Gideon Rachman in the Financial Times

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The Middle Abdicates

I think the West has forgotten what democracy means. Vera Lengsfeld, holder of the Federal Cross of Merit, Germany’s highest civilian honor

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Invest Like the Super Fund, Part 4

Te Kaitiaki Tãhua Penihana Kaumatua õ Aotearoa.  “The New Zealand Super Fund,” in Mãori

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Invest Like the Super Fund, Part 3

We are observing how one of the world’s most successful investors – the New Zealand Super Fund – manages its capital, and considering whether we might not mimic some of what the Fund has been doing. The idea is to improve our own returns both on an absolute basis and on a risk-adjusted basis.

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Invest Like the Super Fund, Part 2

Investing like the New Zealand Super Fund is surprisingly easy – in concept. In practice, of course, it’s devilishly difficult. Otherwise, we’d all be rich.

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