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Archives (November 18)

2021/ 11/ 20 by jd in Global News

“The real reason that Big Oil won’t raise production is a matter of simple economics. Keeping the supply tight is just too good for the bottom line…. In fact, according to figures from Deloitte LLP, oil explorers in the United States are making more money now than at any other point in the more-than decade-long history of the nation’s shale revolution.”


Washington Post (July 9)

2021/ 07/ 11 by jd in Global News

“Tokyo’s newly rebuilt, 68,000-capacity National Stadium… will be empty throughout the Games, symbolizing the vast sums of money invested in these Olympics with little reward for the people of Japan or the country’s economy.” The spectator ban “highlights the government’s failure to get its vaccination program underway early enough to allow the Games to take place safely with fans.”


Wall Street Journal (December 2)

2020/ 12/ 03 by jd in Global News

“Like much of corporate America today, the Nasdaq is virtue signaling at the expense of someone else. This is far from its reason for being, which is a marketplace to raise money while spreading the benefits of capitalism and corporate ownership. Imposing its own identity politics on some 3,300 listed companies meddles in corporate management and will harm economic growth and job creation.” [Nasdaq is seeking minimum quotas of women and minority/LGBTQ directors on corporate boards.]


Washington Post (January 8)

2020/ 01/ 10 by jd in Global News

“Money for war, but not for the poor.” Arguments over Mideast intervention overshadow “our failure to invest in or prioritize the safety and health of 327 million people living in the United States.” This “is also a threat to our safety and well-being.” In the U.S., 15% of children live in poverty, an opioid epidemic rages, suicide presents a massive threat, and life spans are actually declining.


Barron’s (December 27)

2019/ 12/ 27 by jd in Global News

“Megatrends, like aging and climate change, are forcing governments to take care of themselves, understanding there are going to be massive challenges. As a result, we’re starting to see the peak of globalization, meaning limits to the movement of free capital, goods, money, services, and knowledge.”


Wall Street Journal (November 28)

2019/ 11/ 29 by jd in Global News

“American voters, beware. Politicians promising that Medicare for All and a Green New Deal can be financed by the rich are lying to you. The middle class will pay because that’s where the real money is.”


The Economist (June 29)

2019/ 07/ 01 by jd in Global News

The “metropolis of money, known as the City, generates £120bn ($152bn) of output a year—as much as Germany’s car industry.” Increasingly, Brexit appears to threaten an outcome that “would make the eu poorer and damage London’s position.” In addition, the end result could “change the workings of the global financial system.”


The Week (May 4)

2019/ 05/ 05 by jd in Global News

Hedge funds are witnessing a “big fail,” as clients and money desert them. “The S&P 500 has outperformed the average hedge fund by more than 100 percent since 2009. That means that an investor who a decade ago put $100,000 on the S&P with a fee of 10 basis points would have $301,489 at the end of 2019’s first quarter. That same $100,000 invested with a typical hedge fund would return $174,787.”

Hedge funds, Big fail,Clients, Money, S&P 500,Outperformed,Fee


Inc. (May Issue)

2018/ 05/ 02 by jd in Global News

“Building a company to last and building a company to sell are the same thing.” Young entrepreneurs shouldn’t “be seduced by shortcuts” and they should “implement best practices.” In short, “you should build it as if you were going to have it forever and yet, at the same time, build it so that you could sell it tomorrow for as much money as possible, even if you don’t intend to.”


The Economist (January 2)

2017/ 02/ 03 by jd in Global News

“India is taking the idea of a universal basic income seriously.” Few expect the current proposal, which “would cut absolute poverty from 22% to less than 0.5%” with a proposed annual income of slightly over $110 income, to be adopted soon, but “the idea will not go away. It may seem folly in a country home to over a quarter of the world’s truly poor to give people money for nothing. But it would be a swift, efficient way to make it home to far fewer of them.”


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