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It Was Nice Knowing you Mitt Romney

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Being President of the United States used to be the dream of kids when I was young. Lots of kids tossed President out there in papers, to teachers, and it was a mentioned dream job of enough boys to make the idea cool...

SF Oakland Bay Bridge is Falling Down-My Fair Lady

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As we struggle with the truth facing local governments in the face of tax revenue shortfalls and the elements of insanity that the expansion of all government expenses has created over the past 20 years, it seems that...

Happy Halloween

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This morning I decided to begin creation of a scripted documentary on the house edge in the capital markets. It just appears that investment banking types and the support persons, as well as the hedge fund managers ...

Why failed banks are in Georgia?

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The Associated Press reported on a new failed bank last month, the Georgian Bank, which of course was in Georgia. Whelan Jennings would have sung about “just some good ol’ boys, never meaning no harm,” and would have ...

How can supply have all the power and demand have none?

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A New York Times article on director scrutiny for executive pay joined the twitter this morning. The lack of examination of executive pay’s precipitous rise over the past two decades, as well as accountability for com...

Redeem it all

Added by 8 years ago

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The latest news from the Market front lines comes from Marketwatch under the headline “Funds hike fees, adding to investor pain.” It’s a funny day when after the scams, frauds, business missteps and massive losses of ...

Gold as wealth insurance?-How about nickel?

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John Reade, chief metals strategist for UBS noted disconcerting tone in saying “this gold rally is driven by safe-haven fears, and has a very different feel from the bull market we’ve had for the past eight years.” ...

Is anybody at the switch?

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There’s an old adage from the days of railroad, “asleep at the switch.” In that era, trains often rode common tracks in both directions within common time frames. The only salvation was the vigilance of the trackman...

Have you heard of a telephone? 1876

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Wells Fargo cancelled a planned sales incentive and reward trip to Las Vegas last month as the outcry over companies plans to spend TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) funds on “excessive” indulgences swelled to ep...

Case, Shiller and the Truth

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As the mortgage pool assets are written down, and the collective that is America takes its lumps for this “perfect storm,” one question that just sticks in the craws of everyone (but the scarecrow before he met the Wi...

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