(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.

The Big Buck Theory

Posted on: Apr. 17, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

Knowledgeable Pinheads and Sneaky Pickpockets make the Economic Universe Let’s go back to the beginning…the very beginning.  All matter was gold until the great explosion sent gold pieces hurling into deep space.  When the stars and planets formed though they were not just made of gold and land but combined with labor and capital.  And […]

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 […]

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 […]

Junk Money

Posted on: Nov. 29, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

I dream worlds.  They are other worlds which I figure must be in alien realms or distant lands.  I used to dream about relationships which contained the characters in my life like one would view a play at a theater.  No more, I only see some bizarre world where I can’t explain what happens or […]

Substance Abuse and the Internet

Posted on: Sep. 13, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

When was I in junior high school, otherwise now known as middle school, my heart would delight when I would see the AV kids (that’s audio-visual for the uninitiated) there when I entered a room.  This would mean that there, in the back of the room, was a projector that would show us a film.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unconditional Love and Money

Posted on: May. 3, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Re-imagining Money as a Fair Tender There is a quote by William Faulkner that “History isn’t dead; it’s not even past.”  There is a lot of talk that with the U.S. national debt where it is, this unsustainable level will bring the U.S. and its currency down. In this context, I would like to rework […]

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