Archives for: Credit crises

In the same week that Goldman Sachs predicted Tesla stock to drop by nearly 50%, Elon Musk has promised to Power Puerto Rico. It’s very clear even to neophyte investors that Tesla’s stock is in bubble territory somewhere outside the stratosphere. Goldman cites massive cash burn, “production issues” with hundred kilowatt-hour battery packs — another […]

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Systemic banking fraud means next crisis will be worse

by Mitch Feierstein about 4 years 10 months ago

Henry Paulson. Hank. Remember him? Of the crisis in 2008, he said: “Where I come from, if someone takes a risk and they’re going to make the profit from that risk, they shouldn’t have the taxpayer pay for the losses.” Quite the wisdom one expects from the 74th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Yet, as […]

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The dual mandate of the Federal Reserve is a good one. It is charged with ensuring stable prices and maximum employment. That’s a good basic recipe, one which served the country well. And notice what isn’t there. The Fed is not charged with distorting natural market pricing mechanisms to the point of perverting risk. It […]

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Planet Ponzi Book Review by Ian Mann

by Mitch Feierstein about 10 years 4 months ago

Planet Ponzi by Mitch Feierstein CHARLES Ponzi, an Italian, landed in Boston in 1903 with $2.50 in cash. He died in in poverty in a charity hospital in Rio de Janeiro, but he left a legacy – the Ponzi scheme. Desperate to get rich, Ponzi discovered that Italian prepaid stamps – the sort used to […]

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Gasoline Prices Soar, Spin Without End

by Mitch Feierstein about 10 years 5 months ago

Last month, gasoline prices hit their highest ever level for February — an eye-watering $4.69 per gallon in Manhattan. Predictably, since this is an election year, politicians vie to cast the blame onto others. Barack Obama is most obviously in the firing line: he’s been president for three years. Why the heck hasn’t he fixed […]

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