Link of interest:
The World Center for Cycles Research

Their predictions made in 2009.

Established in 1941 by a Harvard economist who had identified a number of cycles in the U.S. economy.

The foundation endeavours to:

  • Discover the causes and conditions for already observed and cataloged cyclic and rhythmic behaviors.
  • Classify discovered causes and conditions with the physical sciences.
  • Incorporate these causes and conditions into the mainstream of modern scientific theory and knowledge.

PS They have a “free e-books” section which unfortunately is missing.
PSS Hmm, pretty much everything is broken at that website (except for this), looks like it hasn’t been updated in awhile.

How’s you Halloween? Mine’s fun. In addition to the mundane, I’ve witnessed a car crash, petted an amazing black cat in the street and came home to a power outage. All in a span of an hour. Can’t wait to see what midnight brings!

I’m watching the 1968 version of “Thomas Crown Affair” and as the protagonist was depositing the $2.6mm into a Swiss bank I wanted to find out what it would equal to today.

$2,600,000.00 in 1968 had the same buying power as $16,810,188.79 in 2011.

In the next few days, I will cull a lot of posts from my blog, mostly up-to-the minute charts that have no value beyond a week or two. That should clean up the site considerably and once again reveal my “evergreen” content (I do have it, believe it or not).

Big ones in recent memory:

  • 1992, Andrew – Formed August 16, Dissipated August 28
  • 2005, Katrina – Formed August 23, Dissipated August 30
  • 2011, Irene – Formed August 20, Dissipated August 29

Very narrow window at the end of August.

And you may not think that Irene was a big deal, but the damage is already at about $20B.