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Episode 971: Our Valentines 2020

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Episode 971: Our Valentines 2020

Episode 971: Our Valentines 2020

Episode 971: Our Valentines 2020

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A banana with its Banana Saver Valentine
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We're sending some good old-fashioned love letters addressed to that which truly warmed our nerdy hearts. This year, our Valentines go out to:

  • Adam Minter, author of Secondhand — a book that showed us Goodwill is way more interesting than we thought.
  • The Barbell Strategy, an investment strategy that is remarkably useful as a guide for daily living.
  • Discounted Cashflow Analysis, the biggest thing in the world of business and finance we knew nothing about.
  • The Banana Saver!
  • Prime Age Employment to Population Ratio, an economic indicator that gets to the heart of it.
  • Zeno's Paradox, the answer to making love last forever... or something like that.

Music: "Starry Eyes," "The Soft Look," "Summer Stroll," "Simple Folk," "Sunshine Melody," & "Love Affair."

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