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John Oliver: Mental Health

John Oliver explains how our national system of treating mental health works, or more often than not, how it doesn’t.




Category: Humor, Really, really bad calls, Television, Video

274 Days, 294 Mass Shootings

Source: Wonkblog

Category: Data Analysis, Politics

Bloomberg Markets 50 Most Influential People

Click for the full breakdown. Source: Bloomberg

Category: Markets

Bankers Launch Hostile Takeover of CFPB

Last week, we discussed several developments that have the banking industry up in arms. Each of these trace back to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren. The first was the new mortgage disclosure rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The regulations consolidate several documents, mandate greater transparency in simpler language and require a three-day disclosure before a real-estate…Read More

Category: Credit, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Regulation

10 Monday AM Reads

Welcome back to the workweek. Start it off right with our artisanal morning train reads: • Thoughts on Hedge Funds (A Wealth of Common Sense) see also Most Hedge Funds had a Terrible September (Eqira) • Bernanke: How the Fed Saved the Economy (WSJ) see also Bank execs should have gone to jail for causing Great Recession (USAT) • Google’s driverless car drivers…Read More

Category: Financial Press

HR 1266 Supporters

Category: Think Tank

An Autumnally Colored Leaf

Source: The Guardian

Category: Digital Media, Weekend

10 Sunday Reads

Good Sunday ‘morn. Round out your weekend with our reads: • Why I Fucking Hate Unicorns and the Culture They Breed (Both Sides of the Table) • The Volatility Lovers (Barron’s) • How the Superwealthy Plan to Make Sure Their Kids Stay Superwealthy (Bloomberg) see also Old Money’s 7 Essential Ways to Stay Rich (Bloomberg) • A Tax to Curb…Read More

Category: Financial Press

X-Files Special

The X-Files “The Truth Is Still Out There”     The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend

‘Never Buy a Boat’ and Other Misguided Financial Advice

‘Never buy a boat’ and other rash financial advice Barry Ritholtz Washington Post, September 27, 2015       “A boat is a hole in the water you throw money into.” “The two happiest days in a sailor’s life are the day he buys a boat and the day he sells it.”   I have…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Consumer Spending, Really, really bad calls