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Laughing Stocks

It’s laughable! Expert analyses on extreme equity valuations have been focused on everything but the major causal factor. It’s laugh till you cry… till you realize how pathological it is. The extreme valuation is because we are all chasing yield. … Continue reading

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Icahn a classmic

Retrenching the Social Contract (a political pattern impression) Notorious hedge-fund manager and corporate raider, Carl Icahn was made a special adviser to President Trump on regulatory reform. His recommendations, so far, will handsomely benefit his business. According to Objectivists, it … Continue reading

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It’s a Zero Sum, I Think

When Hobbes says we naturally tend to an aristocratic identity (the social contract), he is not saying that elite identity is naturally separate from the great horde of non-elite existence. Quite the contrary. He is saying the value is integral–it … Continue reading

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The Buyback

The cash buyers that Yellen referred to in the housing market extends to big corporates as well. Instead of using money borrowed at the discount window, at zero rates, to add employment (which increases demand) and add supply (which decreases … Continue reading

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Profit and Persuasion

Objectivism is both persuasive and profitable. Paul Ryan, for example, well known as an avowed Objectivist, operates with the power of the purse, appointed by the House to negotiate the federal budget, admittedly persuaded by Objectivist philosophy. A good political-economic … Continue reading

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The Refresh Switch

(Nulling the Hypothesis) In America, aristocracy got a fresh start. Aristocracy has been extended in historical perspective and existentialists, like Ayn Rand, emerged to question the absolute value of moral conventions. The concept of equality, for example, has universal value … Continue reading

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Public Safety

The Utilitarian Model Elite models are supposedly concerned with public safety in priority. Exacting detriment from the top down is an act of selflessness (sacrificing private life for public service) not selfishness. The People need to be protected from themselves. … Continue reading

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