Category Archives: Banking

Bank of America, investors, still paying for Merrill Lynch sale

On the cusp of the 2008 financial meltdown I wrote about Merrill Lynch’s $50-billion sell-off to Bank of America, America’s second-largest bank. The move, according to the New York Times, was an attempt between the two companies to avert a “deepening … Continue reading

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Social Security: Fixing the class gap

There’s a class gap in Social Security. Here’s one idea to close the class gap and mend the Social Security so that it will support generations of future Americans. Continue reading

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Gov. Walker’s disingenuous war on America’s working class

The hypocritically ingenuous ploy of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to dismantle collective bargaining rights for public employees may be unraveling. The latest New York Times/CBS News poll indicates Americans oppose weakening the bargaining rights of public employee unions by a … Continue reading

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Budget problems baring teeth

Winds of political change are sweeping across America. High stakes games of political “chicken” are unfolding. The Nation notes: “The Great Recession and its aftermath are entering a new phase in the United States, which could bring even more severe … Continue reading

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Inside the collapse

Don’t know if you saw this on CBS’ 60 Minutes last night.  It was  Steve Croft’s  interview with author Michael Lewis. Lewis explains,  in easy to understand detail, how some of Wall Street’s finest minds managed to destroy $1.75 trillion … Continue reading

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Kosovo and out

Prishtina, Kosovo: I am ending my two week teaching visit here and several images stay with me. The people I have met, the challenges and opportunities in Kosovo, my students. Thank you for this experience. The people I have met … Continue reading

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Buffett’s investment letter pure genius

If you read one piece of investment analysis this year- This is the one I’d suggest: It’s Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder’s letter. It features easy to understand,  plain spoken analysis and advice on today’s financial markets. The letter is both … Continue reading

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