Advisors may be well trained in matters of finance, but in certain other areas—nuclear physics, say, or psychology or financial history—their knowledge may be more spotty. In the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant explosions, the editors of AdvisorOne thought it would be helpful to provide you with sites where you could inform yourself on such matters as the need arises. We favored sites and readers that didn’t talk down to readers or listeners (and we're biased toward our own content) but that gave you enough authoritative information to be helpful to yourself, your families and your clients.
New Scientist magazine’s Short, Sharp Science blog
What does it mean when a nuclear meltdown happens? For starters, there won’t be a nuclear explosion, a recent post points out.
Research’s Ken Silber puts current crises into context
History is a great teacher. For instance, think that Ron Paul is a pathfinder when he calls for abolishing the Fed? Read Ken’s article for Research on anti-financial populism. Or listen to his podcast on the same subject.
There’s much political grumbling over the perceived failures of the SEC and how to fund the agency. But how did the Commission come to be? Read Ken’s article on how Federal regulators got so much power, and why.