(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.

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 […]

Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Welfare States (Part I)

Posted on: Sep. 18, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

When Mitt Romney said that nearly half of Americans “believe they are victims” and are dependent on the government, he is tapping into not just should government be large or small but the hot button issue of whether government’s role can help protect its citizens from some of the risks that can confront us.  It […]

Money, Memory, and Muchness

Posted on: Aug. 21, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

A Key to the Financial Planning Lock:  “Off With Your Head!”   Alice thought to herself, “Then there’s no use in speaking.”  The voices didn’t join in this time, as she hadn’t spoken, but to her great surprise they all thought in chorus (I hope you understand what thinking in chorus means-for I must confess […]

What is on Each Side of the Money Coin? (Part II)

Posted on: Jul. 31, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

In Part I, we were looking into that the money is coin is made up of risk on one side with control on the other and that each one is a concept made up by language.  So we come back to money as a socially constructed illusion.  What our culture loves to tell us to […]

What is on Each Side of the Money Coin? (Part I)

Posted on: Jul. 18, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

The magician’s trick pulls the coin out from behind our ear.  On one side of that coin is risk and the other is control.  They are part of the same coin; a sleight of hand that we call money.  We love to watch the illusion and ask “how did they do that?”  We tell ourselves […]

The Ship Made of Money Approaches the Hidden Iceberg

Posted on: Jun. 19, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Is Money at a Tipping Point? As the Obama administration announces a policy to conditionally not deport those under thirty who came to the U.S. as children and the U.S. Supreme Court will be reviewing the controversial Arizona law on immigration, we see emotional rhetoric on each side of the fence, so to speak.   Most […]

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