Daily Archives: November 29, 2011

Three cheers for Judge Rakoff

Standing up for truth, public disclosure and the Rule of Law, now here is a novel approach from a US Federal Judge: Taking a broad swipe at the practice of allowing companies to settle securities cases without admitting that they … Continue reading

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Disenfranchised workers cannot help pull the economy forward

As many gush looney over bullish hopes for Black Friday shopping sales–as much as 226 million US shoppers were reported by some as shopping on the weekend, in a country of 125 million adults–the actual holiday sales numbers are likely … Continue reading

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Lessons on Canada’s “basket case” moment in 1994

Good perspective for all of us on how to work off a debt crisis:  cut overhead, cut spending, direct earnings to pay down debt.  See the story on Canada’s brush with its debt downgrade in 1994:  Insight:  Lessons for US [and the … Continue reading

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Euro Zone pressures escalate

With stock markets bouncing for a second day off the latest leg of November losses, the credit markets continue to signal red alert.   Good discussion on why the euro zone is facing a region-wide credit crunch, which could trigger further downgrades and undermine global consumption, … Continue reading

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