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What’s Behind Declining Economic Dynamism?

June 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on What’s Behind Declining Economic Dynamism?

Several measures like new company formation show a worrying decline in US economic dynamism. Demographics and changes in retail and house ownership explain part of this. Regulation and increasing economic concentration are also to blame. Source: What’s Behind Declining Economic Dynamism? | Seeking Alpha

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Tags: Economy · Regulation

Let industry regulate itself

February 8th, 2014 · Comments Off on Let industry regulate itself

Consumers are being sold food including mozzarella that is less than half real cheese, ham on pizzas that is either poultry or “meat emulsion”, and frozen prawns that are 50% water via Let industry regulate itself.

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Tags: Remarkable

Let industry regulate itself

April 11th, 2013 · Comments Off on Let industry regulate itself

Analysis of commercially available rice imported into the US has revealed it contains levels of lead far higher than regulations suggest are safe. Some samples exceeded the “provisional total tolerable intake” PTTI set by the US Food and Drug Administration FDA by a factor of 120. via Let industry regulate itself.

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Tags: Public Policy

Europe is in a mess, but financial markets are probably making things worse..

February 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Financial markets give people incentives (and means) for things to get worse. This is just plain wrong…

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Tags: Credit Crisis · Public Policy · Reform Capitalism

Sensible regulation of financial markets hobbled by lobbying

January 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Sensible regulation of financial markets hobbled by lobbying

No surprise there, after reading this first..

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Tags: Credit Crisis · Public Policy · Reform Capitalism

Keep it real, boys!

June 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on Keep it real, boys!

And girls. But mostly boys, and that’s not surprising. (“Mine is bigger than yours!” kind of forces at work here). But the side effects will be very damaging down the line..

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Tags: Credit Crisis · Reform Capitalism

Distressing, but probably true

June 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Distressing, but probably true

Those Wall Street bad guys..

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Tags: Credit Crisis · Reform Capitalism

A voice of reason

June 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on A voice of reason

From one of our favourite investors..

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Tags: Credit Crisis · Reform Capitalism

After deregulation comes…

May 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on After deregulation comes…

“Re-regulation!”

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Tags: Credit Crisis · Public Policy · Reform Capitalism