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Economic growth and investment are the keys to solving social problems
Instead of focusing on things that mattered like investment in infrastructure, skills and other economic drivers, it looked for quick wins in the form of vote catching policies that did nothing to turn the economy around.

Six Rules for Investment Crowdfunding Success
Crowdinvesting is an attractive source of finance for very early-stage companies. Nonetheless, entrepreneurs thinking about running a campaign need to evaluate whether their business has enough traction to entice the crowd.

The Best of Peter Drucker
Drucker wrote, “There will be not one kind of corporation but several different ones.” In the 20th Century, banks everywhere were very much alike and so were hospitals and retailers.

The Disruption Debate - What's Missing?
In all those prior technology disruptions, we saw a dramatic burst of innovation in the core technology followed by a rapid stabilization with only modest incremental improvements in price/performance afterwards.

Hussman Weekly Market Comment: Yes, This Is an Equity Bubble
At present, the major risk to economic stability is not that the stock market is strenuously overvalued, but that so much low-quality debt has been issued, and so many of the assets that support that debt are based on either equities, or corporate profits that rely on record profit margins to be sustained permanently.

Unlearning From Peter Bernstein
It was an interview with the late Peter Bernstein, the legendary investor, author and philosopher on the investing process.

Richard Duncan: How Capitalism Died & Where That Leaves Us-video

How Money and Banking Work On a Gold Standard
With that said, there’s a lot of value to be gained from learning how money and banking work on a gold standard–both the “free banking” and the “central banking” varieties. There’s also value in learning how the U.S. monetary system got from where it was in the 17th century to where it is today.

Understanding Argentina’s Coming Default
At the beginning of the 1990s, Argentina implemented the Convertibility Law as a measure to restrain the central bank and put an end to the hyperinflation that took place in the late 1980s.

Capitalism is the cure, not the ill
A group of environmentalists from around the world have it completely wrong. They contend the problem with the environment is capitalism. But history shows capitalism is the cure, not the disease.

Failing conventionally or succeeding unconventionally?
John Maynard Keynes summed up the rationale nicely when he stated, “worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally.”

Valuing community banks
An investor might feel comfortable investing in an industrial who's product they can't explain or understand, yet will avoid investing in a bank whose product is used daily and whose business model is both simple and straight forward.

The Downside of Efficiency
Much of human activity is focused on the quest for efficiency getting the most out of our resources so that we can improve our standard of living. Problem is, what we perceive as efficient is often making us worse off in ways that are difficult for the human mind to grasp.

Time to Put a New Economic Tool in the Box
Economists are at this moment called upon to say how to extricate the free world from the serious threat of accelerating inflation which, it must be admitted, has been brought about by policies which the majority of economists recommended and even urged governments to pursue.

Capital Glenn on the crisis
As for macroeconomic policy, just about every country adopted more expansionary settings. The major central banks, and most smaller ones, reduced interest rates aggressively after the 2008 failure of Lehman Brothers.

On the Current Contradictions of Global Capitalism
Adam Smith understood that left to their own devices, businessmen were likely to become rentiers and kill the goose that laid the golden egg. It is a myth that he opposed all government controls on capital.

‘Capitalism is in danger of falling apart’
Sustainability is a lens through which to make better investment decisions, he adds. We have never thought that using sustainability in this way is trading value for values.

How Billionaire Warren Buffett Avoids Failure
If you want to succeed at investing, you have to be able to control your emotions. In fact, if you want to succeed at investing, you must train yourself to act in a manner that's wholly inconsistent with the financial media's prevailing wisdom.

India’s best hope is that the Budget due February 2015 chooses growth and jobs
The presidential address to Parliament on June 9, 2014 had focussed nearly exclusively on projects and schemes, eschewing policy. Therefore, many had eagerly awaited the budget speech for a policy vision of the new government.

Defense offsets: From ‘contractual burden’ to competitive weapon
Western defense companies looking to new markets often view “offsets” as a burden in international sales. Yet there is value in these industrial compensation arrangements with foreign governments

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