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Entries from January 2009

Banks and free markets

January 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Banks and free markets

You might not have noticed, but in general, we’re supporters of free markets. However, we blamed at least part of the crisis on a rigid free market ideology, leading to badly regulated markets in the sector that can least afford it, the financial sector. There are a couple of other interesting examples.

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Tags: Credit Crisis · Emerging Markets

Nationalize the banks!

January 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments

No, we’re not socialists. But it seems the only way. And in the future, they can be returned to the private sector, perhaps even for a handy profit.

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Tags: Credit Crisis

InterOil: Ross Smith bites the dust

January 16th, 2009 · 11 Comments

A third (as far as we know) Ross Smith (RS) report appeared this week on InterOil (dated Jan 15 2009). For those not in the know, Ross Smith used to write the short thesis. Their elusive reports (we tried for a long time to get our hands on them in vain), in all likelihood paid […]

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Tags: IOC · Research Reports

Is it really that bad?

January 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Is it really that bad?

Perhaps not. Some arguments against the current gloom..

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Tags: The Markets

InterOil, it keeps getting better.

January 13th, 2009 · 6 Comments

In our last installments we reported that, realistically, the risk that InterOil wouldn’t have enough gas for an LNG facility had all but disappeared. But the news is getting better. A lot better…

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Tags: IOC

Why inflation is not a problem, even when the economy finally recovers

January 13th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Some critics of stiumulus plans on the drawing board argue that all this extra money creation will drive inflation to unprecedented highs in the future, and will sink the dollar. This is misguided, especially on the first count. Inflation isn’t a problem, at all.

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Tags: The World according to Economics

Some preliminary conclusions from InterOil’s Antelope1 well

January 2nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

Some things are worth waiting for..

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Tags: IOC