Common Mythconceptions

Source: Information Is Beautiful

Category: Digital Media, Psychology, Really, really bad calls, Web/Tech

History of the Wealth Gap in Europe and America

Last week, we reported the ungodly sums of money the top executives at Pimco made. We also noted the obsession we have with tracking other people’s wealth. Perhaps I painted with too broad a brush when I described this as an American pastime; to be more accurate, it is a hobby of the moneyed classes in general…Read More

Category: Economy, Wages & Income

10 Monday AM Reads

Once more into the breach, with the latest morning train reads: • The Folklore of Finance: Beliefs That Contribute to Investors’ Failure (NY Times) • Why the US has the most powerful currency on the planet (Quartz) see also The Inflation News Just Got Better (MoneyBeat) • Abe’s choice between recovery and fiscal sustainability in Japan (FT)…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Get It: Art of McCartney

After streaming this all for the past 4 days, I just ordered the new “Art of McCartney” 2 CD/1 DVD set from Amazon. The list of artists doing covers of Beatles/Wings/McCartney songs is fantastic: Disc 1 1. Maybe I’m Amazed Billy Joel 2. Things We Said Today Bob Dylan 3. Band on the Run Heart…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

2015 Is Shaping Up to Be a “Turkey” of a Year for the U.S. Economy and Stock Market Paul L. Kasriel November 17, 2014   On November 24, 2013, I penned a piece entitled “Unless the Fed Goes Cold Turkey on Us, Expect a Bountiful Economic Harvest for Thanksgiving 2014”. In it I argued that…Read More

Category: Think Tank

Category: Technical Analysis, Think Tank, Trading

Longest Continuous Period of War In American History

Endless War Is the Agenda Pulitzer-prize winning reporter James Risen reminds us: We are now in the longest continuous period of war in American history. And yet there is remarkably little debate about it. Many Americans assume “because 9/11″. But regime change in Iraq, Lybia, Syria and Afganistan (and see this) was planned before 9/11….Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

Suggestions for Future Masters in Business Show?

We are a few weeks from our 20th episode of Masters in Business. So far, the feedback has been very encouraging. We have 5 more shows recorded & ready to go, and have a few other interviews scheduled for the rest of the year. I am putting together my wish list for 2015 guests, and…Read More

Category: Podcast

China’s Transition: Third Plenum Objectives

Source: China’s Transition: The Third Plenum — One Year On, Bloomberg Brief

Category: Economy, Politics

10 Sunday Reads

My Sunday morning reads: • Doubting the Economic Data? Consider the Source (NY Times) • Housel: If Other Industries Were Like Wall Street (Motley Fool) • SPDR Gold Trust Is Having a Bummer of a Birthday (Bloomberg) • Amazon and Hachette Resolve Dispute (NY Times) see also How Did Amazon End Up as Literary Enemy No. 1? (Vanity…Read More

Category: Financial Press