Category Archives: Economics 101

Woodford: The future of long-term investing does not look bright; Investors Face Short-Termist Pressures

Neil Woodford, one of the UK’s best-known fund managers, has said that the future of “long-term investing” does not look bright in an industry where fund managers are under pressure to deliver short-term outperformance. Woodford, who has raised £14.8 billion … Continue reading

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Panama Papers: theft and fraud at the highest levels

The darkness hidden within the Panama Papers frightens me. We need an economy that does not run on larceny and lies. A corporate charter is not a license to kill, maim, and plunder. Three stories I found today boggle the … Continue reading

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Panama Papers Update Vol 1 Issue 1

I always like to start out at Wikipedia. Why, you ask? Well, because Wikipedia is an all-volunteer organization composed of scholars and students from all over the world. When I say volunteer, I mean that they are paid nothing for … Continue reading

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GOP says overhaul, wants to cut taxes more because that has worked so well during the last 50 years

Reeling From 2016 Chaos, G.O.P. Mulls Overhaul of Primaries Guess what kind of overhaul they think they want? Keep more people from voting. That is their sole political strategy. I wouldn’t mind if they were only willing to pay their fair … Continue reading

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A People’s History of Stock Market Crashes &c 1946-2016: The View from Below

First four sections: Abstract. Introductions. Inspiration. Operationalization, and first two chapters. Timeline of market incidents from 1928 to 2016 It is difficult to “get ahead,” as in “accumulate assets,” in today’s radically uncertain investment markets. Nevertheless, it is received opinion in the … Continue reading

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4th Dem Debate: Sneaky bipartisan bill cause for Bernie’s vote on financial instruments of mass destruction

My aim is to clarify the economic issues invoked in this Presidential campaign as they arise. Tell me how I’m doin’. -via at olivialarosa com In the Sunday night debate, Hillary said that Bernie was the only one on the … Continue reading

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Richest 62 people as wealthy as half world’s population combined: you can’t have it all!

Larry Elliott Economics editor Sunday 17 January 2016 19.01 EST Last modified on Monday 18 January 2016 03.25 EST Richest 62 people as wealthy as half world’s population combined worth saying twice. This is the most inequality humankind has ever … Continue reading

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Four reasons to go for the Financial Transaction Tax, Bernie Sanders’ proposal to fund public colleges

by Deborah Lagutaris aka Olivia LaRosa, January 6, 2016 Deborah Lagutaris has a Law and Society BA from UC Santa Barbara with a minor in 20th century political history. She has a law degree from UC Hastings College of the … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders wins the Interwebs! Four reasons Bernie can become our President.

The New York Times frets that Hillary’s campaign suffers from “a lack of enthusiasm.” Well yeah, duh! People keep saying that Hillary is “the one,” yet the public keeps demonstrating how reluctant they are to support a chameleon candidate whose … Continue reading

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