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The U.S. Needs A Supply Revolution

June 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on The U.S. Needs A Supply Revolution

An increased regulatory burden is often blamed for the slowdown of US growth and decreasing economic dynamism. Much of this is simply the result of an increasing complexity of modern economic life. However, that doesn’t mean there are no problems with regulation, especially where they seem to favor large incumbents in markets who use the […]

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Tags: Economic Policy · Reform Capitalism

A Worrying Artificial Bubble In Earnings

May 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on A Worrying Artificial Bubble In Earnings

Stock based compensation as part of executive pay is widespread. The common practice on Wall Street is that it is added to earnings, we can see no valid accounting reason for this. It’s probably the main driver between the growing gap between GAAP and non-GAAP earnings. That gap is often substantial, artificially boosting earnings, it’s […]

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Tags: Reform Capitalism · The Markets

Buyback Nation | Seeking Alpha

November 20th, 2015 · Comments Off on Buyback Nation | Seeking Alpha

Corporate buybacks have become one of the main drivers of stock prices and there is evidence to suggest they work. While it’s likely to be good for stock prices, many would prefer more of corporate earnings to go into the real economy by companies investing in their future. Some blame the Fed for the buyback […]

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From Value Creation To Value Extraction

October 12th, 2014 · Comments Off on From Value Creation To Value Extraction

When the SEC greatly facilitated corporate share buybacks and executive pay was tied to the stock price, the elements were in place for management to game the system. Stock markets became vehicles for massive extraction, rather than funding, of corporations as these embarked on enormous share buybacks which boosted share prices and executive compensation. While […]

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Supply Side Revolution in Europe

March 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on Supply Side Revolution in Europe

Setting markets free

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How Crooked is the Oil Market?

January 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Disturbing article. The financialization of the real economy has gone overboard, that’s about the minimum conclusion one can draw. But there is much more to it..

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Tags: Oil · Reform Capitalism

End bankers bonuses?

November 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on End bankers bonuses?

Nassim Taleb’s ‘Bauhaus (Less is More) solution for the fragility of the financial system. Not the whole solution though..

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Large Income Inequality

October 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Large Income Inequality

Has a direct bearing on many aspects of the quality of life..

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High-frequency trading at the cost of regular investors

August 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on High-frequency trading at the cost of regular investors

Computerized high-speed trading is increasing market volatility and making it more difficult for regular investors to pick stocks, market experts say. Bring in a financial transaction tax. With high unemployment, it’s better to tax useless activities..

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Financial market chaos

August 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Financial market chaos

Isn’t wealth enhancing. More reasons for a financial transaction tax

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Tags: Reform Capitalism · The Markets