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“It is not greed that drives the world, but envy.” – Warren Buffett

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Hindsight

I have been cleaning out my office in preparation for moving from DC to Chicago. I came across a small publication by GaveKal Research entitled Our Brave New World, published in 2005. It argued that the outlook for the global … Continue reading

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“The country faces a fundamental disconnect between the services that people expect the government to provide…and the tax revenues that people are willing to send to the government to finance those services.” – Douglas Elmendorf, November 2009. Not much has … Continue reading

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The Value of Forecasting

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt.” – Bertrand Russell Jonah Lehrer asked recently: Do Political Experts Know What They’re Talking About? He talks with Dr. Philip Tetlock, who is … Continue reading

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Schiff on Debt Downgrade

Peter Schiff, love him or hate him, has a good video up reacting to Friday’s news. He sure feels vindicated. Is there any question as to the ratings trajectory of US government debt?

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“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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Planet Money Comes to DC

Last night, NPR’s Planet Money came to DC’s Sixth and I Historic Synagogue for a live event and taping. Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson, interspersed with pre-recorded interview segments, painted a picture of two coexisting US economies: the “broken” economy … Continue reading

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Hear Us on The Story

Ryan and I talked to Sean Cole last week about Recession Sessions for The Story on American Public Media. Hear the full podcast here!

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Raise The Debt Ceiling Rap

ReasonTV and DC’s own Remy have a catchy video up about the debt ceiling. One week until August 2nd.

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