(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.

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 […]

Financial Fairness Fridays

Posted on: Feb. 19, 2014  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, Boodle-cise, General

Only You Can Save Us from Catastrophe Perhaps you have heard about Moral Mondays (MM).  The folks in North Carolina take Monday as a day to restore fairness in government and social justice.  Now that these activists have begun to stimulate our consciousness into action, it is time to add another day to the social […]

Is Activism a Young Person’s Game?

Posted on: Dec. 19, 2013  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, Boodle-cise, General

I have often given client’s reflection exercises where each person is to imagine themselves much older and look back to today.  The change of perspective often helps to get someone to look toward the bigger picture about what makes us tick and what we truly value.  I just turned sixty years of age, so I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Money Kool-Aid

Posted on: May. 30, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, Boodle-cise, General

This blog is supposedly concerned with fairness and helping others.  Is this just about our (my) need to make ourselves feel better about whom we think we are?  When it comes right down to it, aren’t we are all just looking out for number one, especially in relation to money? When investment advisors interview some […]

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 […]

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