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Berlusconi Steps Down

The NY Times describes a great scene from this past Saturday: An impromptu orchestra and choir gathered outside the presidential palace, where Mr. Berlusconi resigned, playing the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s “Messiah.” Hundreds of spectators gathered outside, shouting “buffoon” and … Continue reading

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The Legacy Of The Oil Barons

On February 29th 2011, the Brent price of crude oil soared past $100 per barrel as a wave of political strife swept through Tunisia, Egypt and then Libya. This rise marked the highest level for crude prices ever, barring the … Continue reading

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Quotables

The wall street protests have reminded me of a quote from the book Jitterbug Perfume by the great Tom Robbins: “The rich are the most discriminated-against minority in the world. Openly or covertly, everybody hates the rich because, openly or … Continue reading

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NPR Segment and Writing

During our segment on NPR yesterday, they were very curious about 2 songs on our album Qe2 and Main Street venting blues. This is funny because when Kyle and I recorded the album in Montreal, those were the 2 songs … Continue reading

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Hear Us On Morning Edition

NPR’s Morning Edition aired a segment featuring The Bull and the Bear’s Recession Sessions this morning. Give it a listen! ‘Recession Sessions’ Reflects Economic Chill Songs excerpted or mentioned: Central Banker’s Dilemma Main Street Venting Blues QE2 Our Love Is … Continue reading

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Bernanke Speaks On The Protests

The wall street protestors are having some success at gaining recognition from key policy makers like Ben Bernanke who responded to a question yesterday about the protests to the joint economic committee . He claimed to sympathize with the protests … Continue reading

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Quotables

“On October 30 2008, I took the opportunity to deliver a pep talk to my staff, just before we began a lengthy strategy session in which I would lay out the assignments for the next few days. And of course … Continue reading

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#OccupyChi

Today I headed down to LaSalle St, center of Chicago’s financial activity, to see the OccupyWallSt presence in Chicago and see what I could learn about them. There were probably a hundred people chanting, banging on drums, and holding various … Continue reading

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#OccupyWallSt

Today was Day 13 of the Occupy Wall Steet protests. Thousands have taken part, including several famous faces. What do they want? According to their website: Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and … Continue reading

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After The Gold Rush

On Monday, gold prices hit a recent low of $1532.72, roughly 20% below this months high of $1923.70. Last week proved to be the most difficult so far this month for gold which was strange given that stocks also dropped … Continue reading

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