Monthly Archives: August 2011

The New Central Bankers Dilemma

When I penned the song Central Bankers Dilemma in the summer of 2008, I was writing about the dilemma a central banker faces during a period of stagflation. When a central banker raises interest rates he constrains growth and when … Continue reading

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Quotables

“Any business where you can sell a product and make money without having to worry how the product performs is going to attract sleazy people.” – Sy Jacobs in The Big Short

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Groupon in Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair has a great feature about Groupon and its CEO, Andrew Mason, in its current issue. I wrote about Groupon earlier, and this article delves deeper into some of the issues the company has faced managing the transition from … Continue reading

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No Winners in Debt Debate

Here is an excerpt from an interview with Bob Dylan I recently read in which he answered a question about politics. Q: What’s your take on politics? Dylan: Politics is entertainment. It’s a sport. It’s for the well groomed and … Continue reading

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