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Entries from December 2008

Reboot the FCC

December 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Technology

Reboot the FCC We’ll stifle the Skypes and YouTubes of the future if we don’t demolish the regulators that oversee our digital pipelines. Lawrence Lessig Newsweek Web Exclusive Economic growth requires innovation. Trouble is, Washington is practically designed to resist it. Built into the DNA of the most important agencies created to protect innovation, is […]

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Richard Fisher : Historical Perspectives on the Current Economic and Financial Crisis

December 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

Historical Perspectives on the Current Economic and Financial Crisis (With Reference to Paul Volcker, Washington Irving, Walter Bagehot, Mother Caris, Rube Goldberg and Bismarck) Remarks before the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations Dallas, Texas December 18, 2008 Thank you, Mr. Mayor. I am especially honored that you […]

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US Equities Market – Another higher low

December 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

Despite a barrage of grim news eg: failure of autobailout in the Senate, the market rallied. Generally an indication that a bottom is probably in. Dec 12 was also a full moon day.

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Robert Gates : Reprogramming the Pentagon for a New Age

December 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Geopolitics

 One of my favourite people writing a excellent peice. A Balanced Strategy Reprogramming the Pentagon for a New Age By Robert M. Gates From Foreign Affairs , January/February 2009 Summary: The Pentagon has to do more than modernize its conventional forces; it must also focus on today’s unconventional conflicts — and tomorrow’s. Robert M. Gates is U.S. […]

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