Monthly Archives: March 2012

Banks Ain’t What They Used to Be

Sometimes it seems the only thing solid in banks, at least the ones that make the news (primarily investment banks), is the marble floors. I thought recent legislation and removal of exemptions for 5 big investment banks brought the reserve … Continue reading

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Cost of Gasoline, Another Look

In Cost of Gasoline I asked why does California which has oil in the ground and plenty of refineries have such high gas prices? Part of the answer is that the majority of the petroleum products produced there are for … Continue reading

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Coping an Attitude – Bonds

Seeking Alpha is a community driven site, though mostly a community of professional investors and investment advisers. The writer of The Cool Kids Don’t Like Bonds Anymore looks good in a suit and tie, is a “contributor” to the site, … Continue reading

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Making Greece More Like the United States

Simple solution for Greece: Adopt the dollar is an interesting twist on my earlier post, Making the United States More Like Greece.

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Making the United States More Like Greece

The majority of politicians seem to lack a certain reality sense or overestimate their power. Like legislating that the mathematical constant pi will have a value of 3 (or even 4). Now to one significant digit, the value of pi … Continue reading

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Wall Street’s whine, “Why’s everyone picking on me?”

Lest you think anyone except Occupy Wall Street has gotten tough on Wall Street, read Punish the bankers? We’re still rewarding them.

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Loonies in Iceland?

Since I’ve commented a couple of times about Iceland’s struggle back from their financial crisis, I’ll mention Will Iceland decide to go loonie?. There is substantial popular support in Iceland for adopting the Canadian dollar (there is a loon on … Continue reading

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