Grassroots

Dignity in Dirty Work

Dignity in Dirty Work

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: There are some jobs Americans won’t...

Commerce

The Resort That Was Too Big to Fail

The Resort That Was Too Big to Fail

Since 2008 the world has seen a good number of corporate catastrophes. So many, in...

Commerce

The First-and-Last Commodity

The First-and-Last Commodity

A quick look at last week’s global financial news might easily mislead a reader...

Healthcare

Bad Medicine

Bad Medicine

Speaking before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the embattled...

Commerce

Your Best Bet Is Volatility

Your Best Bet Is Volatility

In a week of uniformly bad news for the capital markets, certain keywords repeated...

Commerce

Ferrari or Supertanker?

Ferrari or Supertanker?

January 2016. A hard landing for world markets and the world economy. Leading...

Commerce

Clash of Civilizations: 2016

Clash of Civilizations: 2016

Twenty years ago, Samuel Huntington published his game-changing book The Clash of...

Commerce

Bring Me the Head of El Chapo

Bring Me the Head of El Chapo

In 1974, the legendary Western director Sam Peckinpah made a small masterpiece...

Commerce

In Search of Lost Money

In Search of Lost Money

Last week we wrapped on the possibility that bitcoin (BTC) might be backed by gold...

Commerce

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

“I believe in the Golden Rule—the man with the gold…rules.” —Mr....

Commerce

Your Kids Will Not Know What Money Is

Your Kids Will Not Know What Money Is

“Your kids will not know what money is,” Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, told U.K....

Idiocracy

Seeing the World Through Third World Eyes

Seeing the World Through Third World Eyes

Last night wasn’t particularly eventful. We went out to dinner with some guys...

Commerce

Beyond the Zero Bound

Beyond the Zero Bound

“We live in strange times. No Western government gets to stay in power unless...

Commerce

Nowhereland: The Financial Now?

Nowhereland: The Financial Now?

The announcement was printed with little fanfare. On Feb. 1, 2013, the Dow Jones...

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