Posts filed under “Video”

Media Appearance: MEH-rry Retail Season, Consumer Spending

Bloomberg View’s Barry Ritholtz and Bloomberg Intelligence’s Richard Yamarone discuss retailing and the state of the U.S. economy.

Why It’s Going to Be a ‘MEH-rry’ Holiday Retail Season

Source: Bloomberg, November 25 2015


Gracious Home CEO Dottie Mattison and Bloomberg View’s Barry Ritholtz discusses the U.S. economy, and consumer spending and confidence (Our NRF Grinch discussion is the last 5 minutes of them segment) .

U.S. Personal Spending Worse Than Expected

Source: Bloomberg, November 25 2015


Making “The Big Short,” about investors who foresaw the collapse of the housing market and made money short-selling it, left Brad Pitt with little faith in financial reform. Gracious Home CEO Dottie Mattison and Bloomberg View’s Barry Ritholtz weigh in on “Bloomberg ‹GO›.”

Is Brad Pitt Right About U.S. Housing Collapse?

Source: Bloomberg, November 25 2015

Category: Media, Video

Dan Harris: Think You’re a Good Multitasker? Stop Lying

Source: Big Think

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Video

Media Appearance: Bloomberg Go 11/18/15

Why Are So Many Not Feeling the U.S. Economic Recovery?

Source: Bloomberg, 8:00 AM EST November 18, 2015

Retail Has Become Social Event, Experience: Gould
Michael Gould, former chairman and chief executive officer at Bloomingdale’s joins Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg’s Shannon Pettypiece and Editor-In-Chief Emeritus Matt Winkler to examine the state of retail and the American consumer and economy. They speak on “Bloomberg ‹GO›.”

Source: Bloomberg, 8:15 AM EST November 18, 2015

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Category: Video

Case In Point w/ Guest Josh Brown (Video)

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Source: Wealth Management

Category: Video

Are Millennials Financially Screwed?


Source: Bloomberg


Category: Credit, Economy, Finance, Video

Cohan: “We Should Have Let Bear Stearns Go”

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Bailouts, Legal, Video

Iowa GOP Shuts Out The Daily Show; Hilarity Ensues

Iowa Republican Chairman Jeff Kaufmann denies The Daily Show access to a GOP event in Des Moines out of fear that the show would mock the state.

Source: TDS, 11/03/2015 (5:47)


After Iowa Representative Jeff Kaufmann bans The Daily Show from a GOP gathering, Jordan Klepper explains why the state might be apprehensive to let the show visit.


Source: TDS, 11/03/2015 (2:19)

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

Beware the Fine Print

Source: In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’

Category: Legal, Really, really bad calls, Video

John Oliver: Medicaid Gap


The election in 2016 decides our new president, but the one this year could determine whether many Americans will have healthcare.

Category: Humor, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy, Video

What Happened Before the Big Bang?

Source: BBC 2015


The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model for the universe from the earliest known periods through its subsequent large-scale evolution. The model accounts for the fact that the universe expanded from a very high density and high temperature state, and offers a comprehensive explanation for a broad range of observed phenomena, including the abundance of light elements, the cosmic microwave background, large scale structure, and Hubble’s Law. If the known laws of physics are extrapolated beyond where they are valid, there is a singularity. Modern measurements place this moment at approximately 13.8 billion years ago, which is thus considered the age of the universe. After the initial expansion, the universe cooled sufficiently to allow the formation of subatomic particles, and later simple atoms. Giant clouds of these primordial elements later coalesced through gravity to form stars and galaxies.

Since Georges Lemaître first noted, in 1927, that an expanding universe might be traced back in time to an originating single point, scientists have built on his idea of cosmic expansion. While the scientific community was once divided between supporters of two different expanding universe theories, the Big Bang and the Steady State theory, accumulated empirical evidence provides strong support for the former. In 1929, from analysis of galactic redshifts, Edwin Hubble concluded that galaxies are drifting apart, important observational evidence consistent with the hypothesis of an expanding universe. In 1965, the cosmic microwave background radiation was discovered, which was crucial evidence in favor of the Big Bang model, since that theory predicted the existence of background radiation throughout the universe before it was discovered. More recently, measurements of the redshifts of supernovae indicate that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, an observation attributed to dark energy’s existence. The known physical laws of nature can be used to calculate the characteristics of the universe in detail back in time to an initial state of extreme density and temperature.

Category: Science, Video, Weekend