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From the deep thinkers at NBCNews.com: Investment experts often judge whether stocks are cheap or expensive by comparing the prices to how much money the companies are earning. Really??!!
The Cliff Hangs on the Fed: Why Ben Bernanke Controls the Economy’s Fate Ramesh Ponnuru and David Beckworth, The Atlantic, December 12 2012 The authors argue that regardless of any contraction associated with the ‘fiscal cliff’ the Federal Reserve has … Continue reading
Tim Geithner wants tax rates to go back to what they were under Bill Clinton, because it was “a time when the American economy was doing exceptionally well.” Ok, but if his argument is that those rates were good for … Continue reading
Insightful comment on Morning Joe this morning – Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
I was struck by the following sentences from two different articles in today’s NZ Herald. First this – “There was a lot of disorder and domestic incidents across the district – more than usual for a Friday night. There was … Continue reading
It is remarkable that on a day when major news outlets publish articles with the following headlines: Bloomberg: “Euro Era is Coming to an End” Financial Times: “Thinking the unthinkable on a euro breakup“ Financial Times (again): “The eurozone really … Continue reading
Some interesting insights here from Tom Friedman on NBC’s Meet The Press:
The NZ ACT Party’s Hillary Calvert generated some controversy last week during a discussion about battery hen cages. From TVNZ – We care about people ahead of silly little chickens,” Calvert said. Save Animals from Exploitation (SAFE) says the comments … Continue reading
The Australian Tourism Minister, Martin Ferguson, is quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald as saying that Australians saving vacation time for overseas trips is a “disgrace” and that “We’ve got to change our own mindset [and get people to realise … Continue reading