For Whom? Part I

An endless trail of evidence seems to emerge over time of a tilting of the proverbial playing field to the disadvantage of the ordinary investor. Currency and interest rate manipulation allegations against major Wall Street firms, accusations of stock price … Read more

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The Player Coach

As if it were yesterday, I remember the moment I “retired” from organized football. Never a sports star, I had, however, been the starting tight end on my high school team. When applying to colleges, a couple of the college … Read more

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The F Word

Perhaps it is a part of growing older, or maybe it is the effect of advances in technology. Whatever the reason, kids these days seem to speak in a language that would have gotten someone of my generation smacked by … Read more

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Gilded Age Regulation

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, gave a remarkable speech in London this week at the Conference on Inclusive Capitalism (found at Carney’s Inclusive Capitalism Speech). Carney’s speech is eloquent, philosophical, and thought provoking. What makes the speech … Read more

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Thucydides at the Bazaar

“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.” ―Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War Current geopolitical events lead me to reflect on the writings of Thucydides. The connection is meaningful albeit indirect. … Read more

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