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U.S. Federal Reserve's DC HQ. (Via Wikipedia)

The stock market, QE and the psychology of asset bubbles

WASHINGTON, October 16, 2014 — Has the stock market’s Day of Reckoning arrived? The occasional dips in the mild amusement park ride of the Dow’s climb from 7,000 to 17,000 have not had any effect on investors until now. The reason was that the big money — the institutional investors — followed the Federal Reserve’s interventions

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FREEDOM: Fueling the discussion about Climate Change (Part 2)

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., October 17, 2014 — Nature abhors a vacuum, and so do our major political Parties. In the absence of a cogent resource policy, they rush to fill the void, not with long-term strategic plans, but rather with random musings that only have to survive an election cycle. We deserve better, but

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Is gay marriage good or bad for America?

OCALA, Fla., October 18, 2014 — Same-sex marriage is legal in 31 states now. Many of today’s adolescents are growing up in a culture where gay marriage is either accepted as the latest phase of the Civil Rights Movement or well-established law not worth taking a second glance at. It is difficult to imagine that for

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Moral hazard at the Export Import Bank: Private gain vs. social risk

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2014 — Neal Asbury writes in Money News that Congress’s reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank is a good move. His chief argument in favor of the Ex-Im Bank: This is needed because private American financial institutions will not collateralize foreign receivables or inventory. Without this, legions of small businesses and entrepreneurs that

Ebola virus particles (blue) budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 cell (yellow-green). / Credit: NIAID

Ebola flimflam from the White House and the CDC

WASHINGTON, October 16, 2014 — America is a target-rich environment for political nonsense. People will believe anything, especially when presented with authoritative bureaucratic buzzwords. This is no better illustrated than the current debate concerning the federal response, or lack thereof, to the growing threat of an Ebola outbreak in America and the government’s health crisis “protocols.” After

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Couples recovered from their lackluster routines last week, but someone still went home Monday. Photo: ABC

Dancing With The Stars: Hot routines and results

SAN DIEGO, October 20, 2014 – Stars were spared going home last week after their switch-up routines. But they weren’t so lucky this week, and one more couple went home short of their ultimate goal. If you’d like to know who left, scroll through to the end of the column. Two new faces showed up

Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, viewed from Lake Erie.

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees – voting links here

CLEVELAND, October 9, 2014 — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced its nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. 2015 nominees are: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Chic Green Day Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Kraftwerk The Marvelettes W.A Nine Inch Nails Lou Reed The

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Ebola and the Political Twitterverse: Marc Andreessen’s Tweet of the Week

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2014 − The advertising and media blitz for Election 2016 is going into the final stretch. Plan to see more ads, more personal attacks, more Madison Avenue-style sliming. And if those robo-calls haven’t started, they will be shortly. But the Internet has been gradually growing in importance in this election as candidates

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Review: The Met’s memorable ‘Macbeth’ at the movies, live in HD

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2014 – The Metropolitan Opera opened its 2014-2015 live broadcast season with a memorable production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Macbeth.” Broadcast live to movie theaters across the country from the Lincoln Center this past Saturday, the performance was recorded and will be repeated at most of these same theaters on Wednesday evening, October

Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett.

Virginia Opera’s gloomy, surprisingly moving ‘Sweeney Todd’

FAIRFAX, Va., October 15, 2014 – The Virginia Opera wrapped up its final two performances of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” this past weekend during its brief trip to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax City. Saturday’s performance, which we attended, was as crisp, precise, and haunting presentation of this work as you’re

Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett.

Virginia Opera’s gloomy, surprisingly moving ‘Sweeney Todd’

FAIRFAX, Va., October 15, 2014 – The Virginia Opera wrapped up its final two performances of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” this past weekend during its brief trip to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax City. Saturday’s performance, which we attended, was as crisp, precise, and haunting presentation of this work as you’re

Couples recovered from their lackluster routines last week, but someone still went home Monday. Photo: ABC

Dancing With The Stars: Hot routines and results

SAN DIEGO, October 20, 2014 – Stars were spared going home last week after their switch-up routines. But they weren’t so lucky this week, and one more couple went home short of their ultimate goal. If you’d like to know who left, scroll through to the end of the column. Two new faces showed up

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Check your shorts: Cramer says stock market has hit bottom 

WASHINGTON, October 20, 2014 – Very short column today. The Maven is short on time, short on money, and somewhat short the market via ETFs and plans to stay that way at least today. CNBC’s Jim Cramer is calling a bottom to the current downtrend. But Jim has done that before and he’s been wrong.

Cartoon by Branco.

Ebola and the Political Twitterverse: Marc Andreessen’s Tweet of the Week

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2014 − The advertising and media blitz for Election 2016 is going into the final stretch. Plan to see more ads, more personal attacks, more Madison Avenue-style sliming. And if those robo-calls haven’t started, they will be shortly. But the Internet has been gradually growing in importance in this election as candidates

boxer shorts

Check your shorts: Cramer says stock market has hit bottom 

WASHINGTON, October 20, 2014 – Very short column today. The Maven is short on time, short on money, and somewhat short the market via ETFs and plans to stay that way at least today. CNBC’s Jim Cramer is calling a bottom to the current downtrend. But Jim has done that before and he’s been wrong.

boxer shorts

Check your shorts: Cramer says stock market has hit bottom 

WASHINGTON, October 20, 2014 – Very short column today. The Maven is short on time, short on money, and somewhat short the market via ETFs and plans to stay that way at least today. CNBC’s Jim Cramer is calling a bottom to the current downtrend. But Jim has done that before and he’s been wrong.

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PAIRED: Slow-cooked food and Lodge Cast Iron

SEATTLE, October 14, 2014 — For the first time on Paried, we’re excited to announce a giveaway sponsored by our friends at Lodge. One caller will win a 5 quart dutch oven, cook book and silicone handle holders, shipped directly to them from Lodge*! Listeners can dial (914) 803-4460 to ask your questions and for a chance

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