Class of 2013,No one else is going to tell you this, so I might as well.You sit here today, $30,000 or $40,000 in debt, as the latest victims of what may well be the biggest conspiracy in U.S. history. It is a conspiracy so big and powerful ...
Anyone who feels cynical about the U.S. media has been having a good few weeks.There have been the high profile goofs — by CNN, in its coverage of the Boston bombings, and by Howard Kurtz, the famous media “critic,” in a blog post about gay ...
“Pathetic.”That’s the succinct verdict of Wall Street legend Muriel “Mickie” Siebert, when asked to describe the state of financial education in our schools today.
Have you heard? Wonderful, wonderful news. The economic “austerians” have been defeated!The deficit cutters and budget balancers have been routed in the field of economics. All those worries about government debts have been debunked. It ...
Human beings seem to have a real problem with the idea of risk. We can’t get it into perspective. We worry about the wrong things and the wrong dangers. It’s a massive problem for investors, and it’s a problem in other parts of our lives. ...
Most of the people criticizing Margaret Thatcher, who died on Monday, have one thing in common: They never lived in Britain before she came on the scene to transform it.
Oh, brother.I don’t know Mark Villa and Lucie White, a pair of doctors in Houston, Texas, who were featured in a big story in our sister publication, The Wall Street Journal, a few days ago.
Who was gutsy enough to load up on Bank of America stock when it collapsed in late 2011?Allan Mecham, that’s who.The so-called 400% Man, a nickname that refers to his astounding returns since the turn of the century, is the manager of the ...
For the past few weeks, I’ve been using a lightweight laptop made by Samsung called the Google Chromebook.And it’s serious trouble for everyone in the tech business — including Google and Samsung , I suspect.
Have you heard about the new boom in gold?You won’t hear about it in the usual places. Everywhere you turn these days, all you hear is that gold is down, it’s finished, it’s heading for something called a “death cross,” which sounds ...
Have you heard about the great conspiracy behind gasoline prices?Apparently, it’s the one that’s causing prices to skyrocket at the pumps. Gas is up about 50 cents so far this year, hitting an average of about $3.80 a gallon nationwide.
“Danger, the emergency destruct sequence has now been activated. The ship will self-destruct in t-minus, ten minutes. The option to override automatic detonation will expire in t-minus, five minutes...” — Mother, “Alien” (1979)
Fixes label on corporate debt chart.The Dow popped back above 14,000 this week. The market’s been booming all year. Small cap stocks just hit a new all-time high, and Mom and Pop have been jumping back into the market.
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