(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.

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 […]

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 […]

The Wealth Conspiracy

Posted on: May. 8, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

It’s in your food supply.  It affects your health.  The Fed Chairman does it.  Robin Hood did it.  Dying people must deal with it.  The 1% get their share but so do single Moms.  You can find it in merit scholarships.  It was behind the Cold War.  It pits the old against the young and […]

Occupy New Mind

Posted on: Oct. 18, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

This was a sign from the Occupation movement in Los Angeles.  The top of the sign reads “15 years ago we had” (Photo by Harlin Kahn) When the Arab Spring populist movement came about, it was not only about changing the type of government but also about jobs.  This translates to a demand for a […]

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 Story of I, We, and It

Posted on: Aug. 9, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

The History of the Future of Money (Part I) Before this Little Piggy went to market, there was a big ol’ hairy Rat that took all his money and started a race.  This was a grand race, called the It-diderod which most everyone called by the diminutive of It.  The further that the race progressed, […]

The Great Gapsby

Posted on: Jun. 28, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Living in Los Angeles, I am inundated with stories in the papers about Frank McCourt, the owner of the Dodgers baseball team.   His fate seems to also be aligned with the other news in the form of the nefarious Momar Gadhafi of Libya as they both try to cling to power with institutional forces trying […]

Raise the Interest Rates and Call Me in the Morning (Part II)

Posted on: Jun. 21, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

In Part I, we compared the body and the economy as integrated systems where everything affects and is related to each other.  This means that economists and physicians have to understand their field from a holistic point of view.  One of the biggest mistakes of the Financial Meltdown of 2008 was the government allowing Lehman […]

Raise the Interest Rates and Call Me in the Morning (Part I)

Posted on: Jun. 14, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Leveraging Fairness with Commensurate Freedom in a BoodleWorld Imagine that you’ve gone to the doctor because you are hyperventilating and extremely nervous.  The doctor asks you what you normally do when you are tense.  You respond that you smoke a cigarette.  The doctor, concerned about what will happen if you don’t get your anxiety under […]

Smart Currencies

Posted on: Jun. 7, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

If you happened to have checked out the Resources Section of this website, there are a number of ways to check into alternative currencies.  I also mention The Future of Money by Bernard Lietar in the Books Section of the Resources tab.  You could also start exploring alternative currencies by checking out Thomas Greco’s website […]

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