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The Market’s Tailwind Is Gone

The Market’s Tailwind Is Gone   by David Reavill For the past 14 years, American Corporations have received an incredible boost in earnings. An increase may have contributed up to one-third of their profit growth over the past 14 years. Our story began in the Financial Crisis of 2008. At least one of the country’s…

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FACEBOOK INCITES VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM

FACEBOOK INCITES VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM Gennady Shkliarevsky Several days ago I encountered this post (see below) on Facebook.  The person who put up this post is a Ukrainian.  The post called upon Russians to commit terrorist acts against innocent people who happen to be employed by the Russian government.  I found this post dangerous, disgusting,…

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Poor ‘G’ renders the ‘E’ and ‘S’ moot

Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. In the investment world, ESG (environment, social justice, governance) ratings remain the rage. Former President Clinton, at the recent Clinton Global Initiative meeting, celebrated the ascendance of ESG investing, and the concomitant rise of the old stakeholder theory of corporate governance. Clinton and other…

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Shapiro: The international anti-woke backlash

Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. This week, Italy prepared to welcome a new prime minister: 45-year-old Giorgia Meloni, leader of the right-wing Brothers of Italy party since 2014. Meloni is a populist conservative on issues ranging from marriage to immigration; she is a nationalist by philosophy and combatively passionate…

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Made to be Broken?

Which makes the world go round, entrepreneurs or institutions? Depending on whom you read, the emphasis differs. Some scholars (Ludwig von Mises, Joseph Schumpeter, Israel Kirzner) highlight the entrepreneur’s role as an innovator, a change agent, a market driver, a forecaster of the future, a disruptor of the status quo, or an equilibrator. Other scholars…

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Loonshots And Collapse

Loonshots And Collapse Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The momentum of franchise success and centralization of power are fatal… Loonshots are like moonshots, only crazier and trickier to commercialize. Author Safi Bahcall titled his book on how to nurture change-the-world innovations Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries.…