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April 2008



The Irony of Obama and the Weatherman

April 20, 2008 – Comments (10)

Barack Obama was supposed to be the post-boomer candidate. While technically a baby boomer himself, having been born in 1961, he had been trying hard to distance himself from the 'psychodrama of the baby boomer generation,' something he described as "a tale rooted in old grudges and revenge plots hatched on a handful of college campuses long ago — played out on the national stage.” Not for him the tired old debates about Vietnam and class conflict.   [more]



Barack and Hillary Keeping It Real

April 16, 2008 – Comments (7)

What's more regular: drinking shots or not having a garage?  [more]



Macro Is Hot

April 09, 2008 – Comments (1)

It seems like we can't get enough of macroeconomics these days. Ben Bernanke, as we all know, has been ubiquitous in the mainstream media over the past few months. And yesterday two other former central bankers stepped up to steal a bit of limelight.   [more]



Greenspan Just Doesn't Get It

April 08, 2008 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: BSC.DL , CFC , TOL

In an interview today with The Wall Street Journal, Alan Greenspan says that he doesn't regret a single decision that he made during his tenure as Fed chairman. That's the sort of chutzpah that allowed him to distance himself from the Bush tax cuts, despite his well-documented support for them.   [more]



Thank Heavens For the Integrity of Our Congressman

April 03, 2008 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: RTN , BA , HON

Most people would face serious conflicts of interest if they were in positions where they could draft legislation that would positively affect their investments. Fortunately, our dear Congressman aren't like most people, so this isn't a problem.  [more]



Citi Is Looking For Finance Types. Go Figure.

April 01, 2008 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: C , TWX , MDT

The following headline in today's WSJ made me laugh: Citi Seeks Finance Savvy Directors. A blurb from the website said that its board 'is actively seeking new directors, and is placing a particular emphasis on expertise in finance and investments.'  [more]

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