A History of Avoiding Distractions: Infographic

In these modern times everyone is affected by all kinds of distractions. Sometimes it feels like you cannot get people to pay attention even for few minutes. The average attention span of an American for example is in seconds. Companies, politicians and others have recognized this and take advantage of it. People are distracted by …

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Travel Times from London to Rest of the World

The following is a fascinating map showing the travel times from London to the rest of the world in 1881 produced by the Royal Geographical Society. In those days London was the center of the universe. Even in those days all of Europe was reachable within 10 days. The travel time from London to the east …

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US Stock Markets Generate Higher Returns During Democrat Presidents

US equity markets tend to perform better when a democrat is president than a republican president. During republican administrations economy tend to be stagnant or have lackluster growth. During democrat presidents’ administrations the economy tends to grow leading to higher stock market returns. From an article in FT Alphaville quoting a recent working paper by Lubos Pastor and Pietro …

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