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I met up with this guy in Copenhagen at a Bankers conference. He heads Strategic Economic Decisions Inc  in Arizona, USA. He seems to have the ear of the politically powerful.

I quote from an article (circa 1997) that I wrote about the conference...

...The reason for this is Dr Woody and his magic number. 3.25 is the post-industrial Pi. Long-term sustainable growth of net wealth must be GNP x 3.25%: if net wealth exceeds this magic multiplier, there must be a corresponding correction later. We are now living in the House of Correction. Stock markets are not about P/E; they are about the perception of value, not real value. The market is all about `I-Love-you' numbers. Like recently jilted lovers, no investors are going to want to get into a new relationship with stocks, bonds or property any time soon. So we'll all have to make do with less. Smaller golden parachutes, lower CEO salaries, less wages, less jobs, less of everything. At that point, Dr Woody began to talk about Super-Modularity S-Curves, and my eyes glazed over.

Most of what he spoke about was pure mumbo-jumbo to me, but he kept on about his magic number 3.35 for hours, until he finally fell asleep in his soup at the speakers' dinner afterwards.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Jun 29th, 2006 at 10:45:01 AM EST

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