The Corporate Law Group

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties 2.0

Random musings on starting a New Year. No resolutions. Just sharing a few things that interested us in 2019, and some thoughts on what 2020 might bring us. 

TCLG clients closed financings, hired folks, filed periodic reports, merged, licensed, grew, etc. A great year for our clients disrupting, creating, making all of our lives better in hundreds of ways!! We love the people we have the privilege of working with. Congratulations to all!! 

Enjoyed spending time with the grandbabies, including newborn Jemma Kimm.

 Reread The Fatal Conceit by Hayek. This quote sums it up: “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” Think we’re wrong? Read Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt. Or ask the Uber Drivers who are regretting their support for California’s new Gig Law since they now find their hours limited and themselves making less money. 

NeuCourt is coming in 2020.  Watch this space. 

2020 is a Leap Year so many newborns this year won’t get to celebrate their first birthday until they are four years old.

Kim Kardashian West will turn 40 in 2020, so there’s that. 

Still waiting for book three of the Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss and the sequel to Another Kingdom by Andrew Klavan.

Love triumphed in Love Your Enemies by Arthur Brooks, and The Market Loves You, Why You Should Love It Back, by Jeffrey Tucker. 

Also enjoyed, in no particular order, Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell, What You Do is Who You Are, by Ben Horowitz, about corporate culture, Misbehaving by Richard Thaler, Life After Google by George Gilder, Dignity by Chris Arnade, Late Bloomers by Rich Karlgaard, The Inclusive Economy by Michael Tanner, and the People’s Republic books by Kurt Schlichter. 

Legendary DC comic artist Murphy Anderson, who we lost in 2015, had file copy comics that were offered for sale in 2019. Check out the CGC Pedigree here.

January 10, 2020 will be the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I and arguably set the world up for World War II. 

2020 should bring us Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Radical Departure keeps on keeping on; now as a trio. Here are links to Psychefunkafus and Boo’s Dance

September 6, 2020 will mark 400 years since the sailing of the Mayflower and 60 years since the birth of Buzz Brother David. 

2020 will bring us the Black Widow movie, which is sure to be our first or second favorite Marvel movie (All Marvel movies are our first or second favorite unless it’s pretty bad and then it’s our third favorite. We know, that defies all logic. So sue us. We’re fans). 

Saw jobless claims below 200,000 for a couple of weeks. That’s really unusual and should mean rising starting wages.  

The 2020 Olympics will be in Tokyo, and there will be a soccer perfect storm with both the UEFA Championship and Copa America taking place in 2020. 

November 8, 2020 will mark the 500th anniversary of the first European, Ferdinand Magellan, reaching the Pacific Ocean, by traveling through the Straights of Magellan. Our guess is that he just wanted to visit the geographic thing named after him and then suddenly found himself in the Pacific. Seriously! 

On the morning of Jan. 4, 2020 we may be able to see Quadrantid meteors though the eastern US is favored. Check it out at 2 a.m. on the West Coast when the radiant of the shower, located in the constellation Boötes, may be in the dark northeastern sky. 

The 2020 census is coming. How about we all refuse to be categorized by our government based on shallow, racist, immutable characteristics? Don’t check any of the boxes.  Tell Uncle Sam that you are an individual like no other, uniquely created by God, with a fingerprint not shared by any of the other several billion people, and the fact that you have red hair, are 6 foot 9, were born in Antarctica to a Norwegian mother and Kenyan father don’t matter one bit for any purpose.

How about pardons for Julian Assange, Ross Ulbricht, and everyone in prison for a non-violent marijuana crime?

Oh. Yeah. And there’s some sort of political silliness occurring in 2020 that doesn’t really matter to anyone’s actual life, but everyone’s hair may catch on fire anyhow.  Doesn’t matter who wins; they’ll manage to screw up much more than they fix.  

If we have one goal, wish, resolution for 2020 it’s that we will always operate out of love, grace, and kindness, with a recognition that we all share so much in common, eclipsing the shallow, insignificant bits that divide us. Peace!