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The Chicken or the Egg; or is it just chickens coming home to roost?

According to the Wall Street Journal, Some of the world’s top hedge-fund managers are worried. They say central bank bond buying programmes that are pumping trillions of dollars into global markets will end badly. The European Central Bank said on Thursday it would extend … Continue reading

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Richard G. Strauch: Aging in place (The Democratic leadership)

Wherein Mr. Strauch reminds us that the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives are in their mid-to-late 70s. Aging in Place, very clever. I always thought well of Barbara Boxer. She spoke at a gathering of progressive lawyers and … Continue reading

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Elephants in the Room: The Continuing Failure of Self-Regulation

In case people were wondering how all those bad brokers are making a living nowadays, wonder no more. According to the Wall Street Journal, “[f]ormer brokers who were [b]arred from working at brokerage house now have begun new careers as … Continue reading

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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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People’s History of Stock Market Crashes: Timeline of Economically Significant Events

A People’s History of Stock Market Crashes 1946-2016: The View from Below Appendix A 1929-2016: 98 market interruptions due to negligence, misfeasance, malfeasance, malingering, fraud, theft, tax evasion, and other such avoidable tragedies. But as anyone can see, the rich … 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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scary recent economic history makes me scared

Rebalancing a portfolio: a commentary on the market as a whole I am back in school. I swear this is my last degree. I had to drop out of an LL.M. Program in Taxation and Financial Services in 2013 due … Continue reading

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