1. If we were thinking about interfering in Syria, today’s article in the NY Times, gives us reason to pause. After we invaded Iraq to make the ” world and America” safe from Al Qaeda, it seems the Iraqi factions are drawn to help both sides of the internal Syrian conflict. Now both Sunni’s and Shiites are on opposing sides in Syria. The good news, Al Qaeda may be refocused on the mid- east leaving America free to rebuild itself.
2. Kings of a small batch Empire, the two guys who founded Brooklyn Flea, 2 years ago, Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler, are expanding. With help from Goldman Sachs, they’ll continue to influence the Brooklyn artisanal complex by building their own food incubators and creating alliances with Whole Foods for their vendors. Great Stuff , great food , at Smorgasburg, an all year food destination in Brooklyn, New York.
3. Fareed Zakaria Gps Sunday morning. Ken Rogoff and Joseph Stiglitz agree, that’s news. These two respected economists believe that capital gains tax reform would bring significant Revenue back to the economy. One can only wait and hope for this change to take place. Convert capital gains to income and you not only capture more revenue, you increase long term investment and thinking.
4. LOL. Fareed Zakaria on How much is enough? The Skidelsky’s on what’s enough or do we pursue the good life? Their point, Keynes never realized that some would never have enough. The good life has been documented along with what constitutes it’s pursuit and the expected trade offs. Obviously, the more time spent accumulating wealth the less time spent in other pursuits. Considering the trade offs; to pursue the good life , one has determine what is enough for you?