(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.

Flash Cash

Posted on: Feb. 14, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Smart Currencies Revisited On June 7, 2011, I posted a blog about alternative currency movements that are springing up.  The Boodleworld site also has a resources section that covers alternatives to money.  It seems that the financial meltdown has spurned a number of new innovative forms of money.  The problem with barter systems, which is […]

Shoot the Screenwriter

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

The Changing Money Myth In the movie “The Artist,” George Valentin gets caught up with the advent of movie sound and left behind as an actor.  Like the typewriter repair person, he is rendered useless by technological change.  In a tribute to the old Hollywood silent days it is against all odds that a movie […]

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 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 […]

Too Big Too Succeed (Part II)

Posted on: Apr. 12, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

In part I, how culture uses its large institutions may be blocking the changes needed to sustain the very institutions that we need.  We need these institutions to not only flourish but for our survival.  We used the examples of college admissions, collegiate athletics, commodities trading, and political elections.  Can we change the story of […]

Too big to Succeed (Part I)

Posted on: Apr. 5, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

My daughter is about to graduate from college and my son is about to graduate from high school.  As many parents, while I am extremely proud, however, I worry about the opportunities that await them.  When I think about how the world will change for them, my twisted mind seems to wrestle with college graduation […]

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