Category Archives: Free Market Paradigm

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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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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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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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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Rightwing Media Report: NJ says-Trump Preaching to Shrinking White Electorate Creates Problems for GOP

The National Journal (NJ) is a right-wing publication in the old style, evoking a time when gentlemen with those not-sexy-at-all muttonchop whiskers respected and followed the rules of debate and eschewed logical errors. Back when I used to be a Republican … Continue reading

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Paul Craig Roberts: Hell Unleashed

Best use of the word insouciant I have seen all day. – OL <snip> http://www.opednews.com/populum/uploadphotos/s_300_i_ytimg_com_12495_hqdefault_999.gif This is what the arrogant morons who comprise the US government have stirred up. Watch this video for its entire 1 hour 20 minutes, and … Continue reading

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The people of Israel are out on the street!

OMG. Look at this. The people of Israel are out on the street! This is horrifying. What will Netanyahu do next with his power? Set off those nukes toward Iran? You know he’s dying to do it. Netanyahu is psycho. … Continue reading

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What we lack here is a sense of proportionality

If a mere tax preparer can end up in federal prison for over 4 years, why the heck isn’t Jamie (what? we wuz bad?) Dimon behind bars for life? A tax preparer claimed fraudulent losses on his own returns and … Continue reading

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