(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 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, […]

Bottoms Up: A Toast to Money

Posted on: May. 10, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

There is a collective energy that flows in our global world.  Think about how many of us are reflecting on the impact of the killing of Osama Bin Laden (OBL).  Ironically, this came just briefly after many of us, although a smaller majority, had watched the pomp and circumstance of the Royal Wedding.  To some, […]

…and Money Came down Sugar Mountain Carrying the Three Commandments

Posted on: Feb. 15, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

…Thou Shalt Buy Meaning.  Thou Shalt Sell Money.  Thou Shalt Hold Change How to Be a Productive Economic Being in a Changing World Here are two sugar world stories.  About fifteen years ago, Joshua M. Epstein and Robert Axtell created Sugarscape, a simplified computer model for how an economy can take shape.  There was a […]

Meaning Money

Posted on: Feb. 1, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

FADE IN: INT. – HIGHRISE-BASEMENT OFFICE – DAWN BUGS BUNNY OF MONEY Here is a twisted syllogism: Money is social Reality is a social construction Therefore, money is reality. RATIONAL ECONO-SAPIEN Huh?  Money is just a form of exchange.  I know how much I have in my wallet and can read what it says on […]

Monkeying with Money

Posted on: Jun. 15, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Money is not mathematical. It’s hormonal. At least in the world of “monkey money” and, I suspect, in our world, too. A somewhat recent story I heard on NPR was about how monkeys can improve their economic lot in life by learning new skills that make other monkeys like them more. A low-ranking money is […]

   

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