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An America divided against itself: US debt is way past the ceiling

by Mitch Feierstein about 6 years 4 months ago

Barack Obama made a speech recently pledging his opposition to (yet another) game of chicken over America’s debt ceiling. “This is the United States of America,” he told his audience. “We’re not some banana republic. This is not a deadbeat nation. We don’t run out on our tab. We’re the world’s bedrock investment – the […]

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Another Trillion Dollar Hole – The Honey Fungus

by Mitch Feierstein about 10 years 4 months ago

The largest, oldest living thing? Blue whale? Giant redwood? Some kind of deep sea critter? No, no and no. The right answer is the honey mushroom. You’ll see the thing growing out of trees in Oregon and Washington. It doesn’t look particularly creepy, or at least no creepier than these things normally do. Except it […]

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The Faux Bull Market in Equities

by Mitch Feierstein about 10 years 5 months ago

It might not feel that way to you, but we’ve just lived through one of the greatest bull markets in history. Almost exactly three years ago, the S&P 500 stood at 683, a decline of more than half from its highs of 2007. It wasn’t hard to understand that decline. Wall Street was bust. General […]

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