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Okay, admittedly, the title is purposely provocative. Depending on how you define “bond vigilante”, and what government bond market you're talking about, they actually very much do exist. But ...
by aguadito
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 05:09 AM PST with 39 Recommends
This is, in my opinion, a very important book that ought to be read by everyone. Progressives commonly recognize, as conservatives do not, that there are no really “free” markets. Therefore, ...
by hlsmlane
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 06:31 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Capitalism equals freedom. That is the overwhelming concensus of the political and economic leaders of the world. Think about what words are associated with capitalism: free markets free ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 07:14 AM PST with 23 Recommends
Seeing this on CSPAN right now. Pretty good discussion on the issue of the markets and healthcare. The moderator suggested instead of the "Simpson Bowles" commission we should have had a "...
by mittromneyitems
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 08:49 PM PST with 27 Recommends
Who the hell invented the concept of honor, and more importantly why would anyone invent something that cannot be explained and probably does not exist and then encourage others (mostly young men) ...
by Trenz Pruca
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 01:04 PM PST with 3 Recommends
I read a very interesting article this afternoon by Thomas Edsall in the New York Times: No More Industrial Revolutions? In it he refers to work done by Robert J. Gordon, an economist at ...
by TomP
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 11:29 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
Gov. Romney, addressing his secret cabal of donors: ...if we win on November 6th, there will be a great deal of optimism about the future of this country. We'll see capital come back and we'll see��
by TheCrank
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 04:22 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
In April of 2001, I lost my job in the "dot-bomb" recession. I was living in Silicon Valley and had had a few "silicon valley" type jobs (read: I worked for technology companies), the most recent -
by BayAreaKen
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Sep 05, 2012 at 01:24 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Republicans have been asking lately if we are better off today than we were 4 years ago. Here's a small sampling of newspaper headlines and job layoff reports from Fall of 2008 to help jog their ...
by JPE Voice of Reason
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Sep 05, 2012 at 08:37 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
There is no one number that sums up how the economy has improved under Obama. But there is some simplifying language that folks tend to understand. One of these shorthands is their retirement ...
by Gangster Octopus
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 11:26 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Went to Boston City Hall Plaza to see what was happening at this year's Greenfest (http://www.bostongreenfest.org/) which will be going on until Sunday, August 19. It was a beautiful day and there ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 08:23 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Republican Convention Keynote Speaker New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is acting strange for a Republican. Yesterday Mitt Romney's key ally signed a bailout for the solar industry in New Jersey, ...
by DSWright
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
A couple months ago, I ran into an article on TechDirt that linked to another guy's  post on his personal blog , both making the same ridiculous point: Shaving technology hasn't really improved ...
by Pericles
Comment Count 184 comments on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 11:06 AM PDT with 216 Recommends
I was finally able to sit down and watch Real Time yesterday as my Friday night had consisted of Chinese takeout smothered with caramelized sugar and sesame seeds. Consequently I was in no shape to ...
by Mr Jones
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue May 15, 2012 at 07:18 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Robert Prechter inteview is down the page Mar 22. http://www.financialsense.com/financial-sense-newshour They scoffed at him before, image if you left their fiat debt ponzie matrix long ago. Now ...
by wageslave
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Mar 24, 2012 at 07:33 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Really. When I read The New York Times editorials about the economy, or the truly shallow reporting from most of the paper's reporters, often I think: the people at The New York Times actually ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 08:26 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
I thought businesses were unwilling to hire because of regulatory uncertainty and Obama's socialism! Just two weeks after the Dow reclaimed 13,000, the NASDAQ finally closed above 3,000 (3,039.88,
by kos
Comment Count 73 comments on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 03:12 PM PDT with 60 Recommends
Wednesday's market rise is not a good sign, but another reflex of the instability stalking the financial world. As the credit crisis grows and sovereign bonds sky rocket and the Eurozone teeters ...
by niccolo caldararo
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu Dec 01, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST with 8 Recommends
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 12:30 PM PST with 15 Recommends
A number of big retail chains, such as Walmart, Target, Macy's, and Best Buy are planning on opening at midnight after Thanksgiving, starting the so called "Black Friday" retail push at the earliest ...
by Thutmose V
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Nov 19, 2011 at 12:38 PM PST with 3 Recommends