Daily Archives: December 3, 2015

Short term gains purchase longer term pain for dividend stocks

For many months we have noted the foreboding gap that was building between plunging real economy sectors (like materials and energy at lower purple arrow in first chart below) and still levitating, expanding leverage sectors like financials (in mauve at … Continue reading

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A review of banker immunity and price we are paying

Closing keynote “When timidity triumphs” by Robert Jenkins, formerly member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee; Adjunct Professor of Finance, London Business School; and Senior Fellow at Better Markets. Here is a direct video link.

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TED: Connected but alone

Wisdom insists that we intentionally control gizmo time and be fully present in real time. As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human … Continue reading

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Confessions of a money printer

Seven years after the Fed’s first Quantitative easing program was launched, one of its original foot soldiers takes stock. Andrew Huszar is a Fed veteran who served as the “quarterback” for the world’s largest stimulus program by managing the purchase … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel subsidies $5.2 trillion this year

Time to sober up. Science alone cannot make up for dumb and wasteful allocation of our resources. Great discussion in this clip: University of Manchester Professor Kevin Anderson discusses the path of higher temperatures over the next century and what … Continue reading

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The investment we must make

The climate talks in Paris are negotiating the usual quagmire: how much will rich countries (that have disproportionately created current carbon levels) pay poorer countries so that they can retool to smarter technologies, cut emissions and adapt to some of … Continue reading

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