Monthly Archives: August 2011

U.S. Business Has High Tax Rates but Pays Less – NYTimes.com

U.S. Business Has High Tax Rates but Pays Less – NYTimes.com.

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Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes? | Rolling Stone Politics

Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes? | Rolling Stone Politics. That, it now appears, is exactly how the Securities and Exchange Commission has been treating the Wall Street criminals who cratered the global economy a few years back. … Continue reading

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The Economic View from Bridgewater Associates

A Template for Understanding What’s Going On- Bridgewater

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Interview with George Soros on European Debt Crisis

2011-8-15 John Mauldin George Soros Interview

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Consumer sentiment at 30-year low in US – FT.com

Consumer sentiment at 30-year low in US – FT.com.

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Can Jeremy Grantham Profit From Ecological Mayhem? – NYTimes.com

Can Jeremy Grantham Profit From Ecological Mayhem? – NYTimes.com. Agriculture is more worrisome. Local water shortages will cause “persistent irritation” — wars, famines. Of the three essential macro nutrient fertilizers, nitrogen is relatively plentiful and recoverable, but we’re running out … Continue reading

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GMO LLC – Home

GMO LLC – Home. Read the two articles below. To read Part 1 of Jeremy Grantham’s 2Q 2011 letter, please click the title. To read Part 2 of Jeremy Grantham’s 2Q 2011 letter, please click the title.

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‘Shared Value’ Gains in Corporate Responsibility Efforts – NYTimes.com

‘Shared Value’ Gains in Corporate Responsibility Efforts – NYTimes.com. Shared value is an elaboration of the notion of corporate self-interest — greed, if you will. The idea that companies can do well by doing good is certainly not new. It … Continue reading

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Wall Street’s Tax on Main Street – NYTimes.com

Wall Street’s Tax on Main Street – NYTimes.com. Wall Street banks have peddled to municipalities all sorts of financial products, some of which have turned out to be costly mistakes. Testifying on July 29 at a public hearing on municipal … Continue reading

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Investors Find New Ways to Strategize Amid Volatility – NYTimes.com

Investors Find New Ways to Strategize Amid Volatility – NYTimes.com. Tony Roth, head of wealth management strategies at UBS Wealth Management, said he considered volatility a fourth asset class, after stocks, bonds and alternative investments like real estate and hedge funds. And … Continue reading

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