Rising of a razrabotchikonomika2 years, 1 month ago
From the translatorReading now and then a few years ago the Forbes log, I came across article which I found extremely interesting. Well, you know as happens — you read, you read, and on each paragraph you vosklikat: "About! Qie about me!". Could not believe that I one such, and nobody will be honored if not to translate then to refer to it in the Russian-speaking press. However in four years of it did not occur. Well, "you want to make something correctly — make it", therefore I provide to attention of respectable public the first half of article. (I try to translate artly therefore work moves not quickly; the original size — more 30th kilobyte, and, "having passed mortal life to a half", I understood that to keep there are no more than forces.)
P.S. Could not understand how to put the transfer tag in heading.
Rising of a razrabotchikonomika
Venkatesh Rao's article is published in December, 2011 in the Forbes log.
In evolutionary biology there is a theory according to which mutual altruism and cooperation arose as a solution of the problem of storage of food. If to you, an early hominid, has luck to fill up a large mammoth, you had no slightest chance to skharchit it entirely before it becomes rotten. Then you shared food: attachment in a stomach of your friend was the best attachment for the excess capital. In this case you could demand return of a contribution that time when the mammoth is filled up already by this friend.
Recently I reflected over this paltry idea in the context of human wealth. If only you are not a professional investor (and even if you are), now to find places for storage of surplus of the capital where he would be in safety and was not amortized too quickly (not to mention bringing of the income) it becomes harder and harder. The stock market even more often casts thoughts of a bloody feast of "bears". Volatility and unexpected short-term rallies make game with short positions of unsafe. Even storage of assets in dollars, seemingly, conceals the dangers — thanks to threat of devaluation and any modern words like "quantitative mitigation" which we, average investors, hear for the first time. Euro now too does not look as optimistic alternative. The solution to invest in gold — and in general in any raw materials — seems, demands a little apocalyptic view of the world, and reflections how you are going to get access to actually subject of ownership if all and the truth will depart to depths of hell (there is a wish to note that at the moment I cannot call such view of the world so unjustified).
But there is one smooth water — if you know how to be enclosed in it: software developers.