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Ten Years After

(Waving the form of the pattern distortion to maintain the differential “on demand.”) Ten years ago we experienced a global financial crisis. Having a risk dimension the size of the 1929 crash and the Great Depression, the crisis in 2008 … Continue reading

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DOJ to Approve Disney/Fox Merger

The difference, according to DOJ’s anti-trust division, is whether these firms are competitors. Whether there is a difference is the test. Whether harm will be done is also a test and the DOJ looks at the utility of the merger … Continue reading

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Global Mergers and Acquisitions at a Record Level

Global consolidation of industry and markets reached a record level in Q2 2018. Over $2 trillion has been spent on mergers and acquisitions “to be competitive in the global marketplace.” In the name of free trade we continue to trend … Continue reading

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Containing the Critical Method

To conserve the attributive value of the risk, the critical method must be contained. Control of content and access to information is not sufficient. There are plenty of expert analysts to disclose the relative, attributive value of the truth that … Continue reading

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Consolidation of Media

(Financing the Fourth Estate) In the US, consolidation of the media sector supports marginal profits and, more important, allows for control over the critical method. It is the responsibility of the media to keep the public informed. It is a … Continue reading

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EPA Junks the Scientific Method

The Trump administration’s EPA director, Scott Pruitt, now decides what determines the truth and not the scientific method. According to Objectivists, our “natural identity” is determined by the ruling class. It is only natural, then, for the Trump administration to … Continue reading

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Risk-Asset Rotation

To manage financial risk, money flows in and out of different classes of assets. When equity indices went to record levels, for example, there was (as I reported) more interest in commodities. It used to be that commodity futures contracts … Continue reading

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