October 28, 2005

Tracking the Economy

Just finishing up the website for Ahead of the Curve by Joseph Ellis. Earlier this year, I completed the design of the charts in the book and now we have created a subset of charts that are updated every month to track economic trends over time.

This site (and book) should be of interest to investors, particularly long-term, and managers who are looking to predict economic cycles.

It will be interesting to see how the new Fed chairman affects the interest-rate cycle, particularly if (as this chart indicates) we are in for a bear market.

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October 27, 2005

Hidden Addictions

Marilyn Freimuth's book has been published. I'm ordering it today.

Hidden Addictions: Assessment Practices for Psychotherapists, Counselors, and Health Care Providers

Hidden Addictions: Assessment Practices for Psychotherapists, Counselors, and Health Care Providers

Impressive. She got a jacket quote from Marlatt:

This book provides a wealth of information to help therapists and other health professionals recognize and assess for possible 'hidden addictions' among their patients and clients. Even when patients seek treatment for other problems, many have co-occurring problems with alcohol, other substances, or 'process addictions' such as excessive shopping, gambling, or cybersex. Therapists will benefit from the author's description of multiple assessment strategies designed to uncover addictive behavior patterns that will facilitate treatment planning. I highly recommend this valuable resource for all therapists and clinical students in training.
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