(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.

Autopsy: The Death of You (Along With the Death of Meliorism*)

Posted on: Jul. 22, 2014  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

The Individual is dead. Top money was paid to put out the mother of all hits.  I kinda liked you too. Why did it happen? Should we hire a detective to find out why you are dead? It might make as much sense as you performing an autopsy on yourself. Time of death: thirty years […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Age Old Tales of Fools Gold and How I Took Candy From A Baby

Posted on: Jan. 10, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

Exercise:  What have you done in your life that was done for money but felt wrong since you believed that you didn’t have a better choice? As each person ages, we must decide at what point do we apply the label “old” to ourselves.  Like becoming rich, there is not one point when you are […]

Financial Activism and World of Well-Beings

Posted on: Aug. 30, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

It’s official.  The financial markets have been diagnosed with bipolar disease.  Wildly down one day and then up the next (or even during the same day).  Everyone wants to know whether consumers will have the confidence to keep buying anything and everything they can find.  One day it seems we will keep buying and buying […]

The History of the Future of Money (Part II)

Posted on: Aug. 16, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

The Story of I, We, and IT continued The history of homo-economicus has always been about a battle between the I and the We.  For each side, the IT has always been about equality.  The I’s want equality of prospects for individuals to have the freedom to pursue the goals and motivations without government getting […]

The Take Away from Money: Give Back

Posted on: May. 24, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Whether it is the Middle East or an American election, there is a natural tension between political and economic change.  In Egypt, for example, political change has caused an old regime to be ousted while the new government is just trying to form and develop.  This change though, while political, has yet to address how […]

The Ceiling Is Falling! The Ceiling Is Falling!

Posted on: Apr. 19, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

The On-Off Exercise I tried to off myself once.  It was a year of transition for my family.  I had lived my whole life on the Westside of Los Angeles but my parents had decided to move over the hill to the San Fernando Valley.  They settled on an apartment where I had to share […]

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