(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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I, Me, Yours (Money 3.0)

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

In order to make money work better for everyone, you have to be a selfish collaborator.  It may sound like an oxymoron but let’s start by digging deeper into money’s past.  In Money 1.0, meaning the original version of money’s introduction into the world, money’s use had to become widespread and those using it had […]

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 […]

Are Your Planets Out of Line?

Posted on: Jan. 18, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

Advice for decision makers You are interviewing three candidates to find a new financial investment manager.  You ask the first prospect if: a)      (fill-in – interest rates/stocks/bonds/economy) are going to go up or down.  The potential advisor gives you a confident answer that things will be going up and good reasons to back it up.  […]

It’s the Culture, Stupid

Posted on: Nov. 30, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

I have spent many years trying to find out if our relationship to money can make our lives better.  I have had hundreds of conversations in my work with money and read just as many books on the subject.  There is one key ingredient that can start us on our path to a better life. […]

How to Make Money Work for Everyone: The Birth of a Website

Posted on: Nov. 16, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

A gaggle of articles, blogs, books, and talk shows are honking statistics that show the widening disparity between the super rich and the rest of us. We hear about the increase in poverty, and about our collective lack of healthcare or, for those that do have care, our inability to afford it, among more gloomy […]

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