(noun, etymology Dutch from ‘boedel’: estate, possession, inheritance, stock.). 1. Crowd, pack, lot, as in ‘the whole boodle.’ 2. a. Counterfeit money b. Money acquired or spent illegally or improperly, particularly when used in bribery for political purposes. 3. Slang for money in general.

Financial Fairness Fridays

Posted on: Feb. 19, 2014  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, Boodle-cise, General

Only You Can Save Us from Catastrophe Perhaps you have heard about Moral Mondays (MM).  The folks in North Carolina take Monday as a day to restore fairness in government and social justice.  Now that these activists have begun to stimulate our consciousness into action, it is time to add another day to the social […]

Is Activism a Young Person’s Game?

Posted on: Dec. 19, 2013  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, Boodle-cise, General

I have often given client’s reflection exercises where each person is to imagine themselves much older and look back to today.  The change of perspective often helps to get someone to look toward the bigger picture about what makes us tick and what we truly value.  I just turned sixty years of age, so I […]

Win a Chance at Influence Peddling: The Contest to “Bill Me Now”

Posted on: Nov. 19, 2013  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Your Agenda Here   The social media website TweetieBird (a thinly disguised pseudo-corporation) combined with ALEC, The American Legislative Exacerbation Council (a thinly disguised 501 organization), is sponsoring a nationwide drawing.  The lucky winner will be allowed to insert up to 140 characters, and only 140 characters, into any legislative bill of their choice.  The […]

ResurrEconomics: How to Judge Your Money Belief System

Posted on: Sep. 17, 2013  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

A large man in a khaki security uniform came thudding toward us.  He not only sounded like a charging Rhino but he had a look on his face like he meant business.  I looked down and the little boy that I was speaking to had vanished into thin air and was simply just not there […]

Change is in the Wind

Posted on: Aug. 6, 2013  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Corp I find myself on a great plain.  The sun is going down and it is getting windier and colder by the second.  I do have some firewood to help stay warm but if I do not get that fire lit, I and the others […]

If it’s Broke, Don’t Fix It

Posted on: Jun. 18, 2013  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

A Challenge to Millennials:  Recreate a World Where Participation Has Meaning There are a scant few who would defend that money works.  If you are one of the lucky ones for whom it is working, than you would also be one of those who are quietly doing the defending.  For the vast majority though, money […]

Faustian Consumer

Posted on: Apr. 30, 2013  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

I was once a young man.  I not only suffered from the petulance of youth but at the same time pictured the possibility of an ideal world in which I could personally make a difference.  I became disheartened though when I found myself living paycheck to paycheck and every dollar that came in was a […]

The Day the Music Died

Posted on: Mar. 5, 2013  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

The Great Shift Away From Economic Justice “The day of reckoning is here, we’re at the end of an era where we have Democratic spending policies and Republican tax policies.  The result has been huge deficits and mounting debt burdens.  It doesn’t work”-  David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general. Rome wasn’t built in a day, […]

Boodle-ization

Posted on: Dec. 11, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

Global Principles for a Healthy World The chip stack leader in a poker game can afford to throw their weight around.  They can play average hands and force others with average hands to retreat and they can challenge good hands and force others with good hands to fold as they play to the fear that […]

Wel-Fairness (Part II)

Posted on: Oct. 2, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

(continued from Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Welfare States) The question of when an individual should be protected from a risk, of course, comes down to economics.  It is obvious to most of us now that paying for someone’s food by giving out food stamps or paying for social security and Medicare when we are all […]

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