The title of this two-part exhibition comes from Joni Mitchell’s hit song, The Circle Game, officially realeased in 1970, which appeared two years earlier as a cover on Tom Rush’s eponymous album. At around the same time, Martin Armstrong, a Jersey boy in his early twenties, discovered bewilderingly that all major activity in the financial markets between 1683 and 1907 occurred exactly every 8.6 years – six cycles of which separate Black Friday (September 24, 1869) from the commodity panic of 1920 – the single most deflationary year in American history. Six cycles of 8.6 years also yields the period separating the Second and Third Punic Wars. With this knowledge, Armstrong developed the “Economic Confidence Model,” which he used to accurately predict stock market peaks and crashes, to the day. 8.6 years, of course, is 3,141 days – the number pi times a thousand.