(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.

How to Know if You Are Dead or Not (Part I)

Posted on: Mar. 16, 2016  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

By now, if you are reading this I am most likely dead.  Back in July of 2014 (Autopsy: The Death of You), I said that things must change or we would all face dire consequences.  Well, I can’t say for sure what it is that got me, perhaps it was a simple as an algae […]

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 […]

Artificial Stupidity

Posted on: May. 6, 2014  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

Consciousness and Decision Making:  Are we just phoning it in? I was having a fun and interesting discussion with my son, who is in college and is allowed to think these days, about the Spike Jonze movie “Her” and artificial intelligence (AI).  While many of us have heard of robotic type toys for kids that […]

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 […]

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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