William Wilberforce


“Everyone should know Wilberforce,” Abraham Lincoln once said. Wilberforce who? William Wilberforce. I just put down an excellent biography by William Hague called William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner. First off, I had no idea who William Wilberforce was before I read this book, nor did I realize how great a […]

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Negligence and Culpability


Tremont’s Rye Investment Management unit had $3.1 billion, virtually all of its assets, invested with Madoff, said the person, who declined to be identified because the information is private. Tremont had another $200 million invested through its fund of funds group, Tremont Capital Management. “We believe Tremont exercised appropriate due diligence in connection with the […]

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Separation


I am reading a wonderful new biography about William Wilberforce, the great British anti-slave trade campaigner. As part of the book, the author, William Hague, describes the slave trade, how slaves were kidnapped and transported in the most brutal conditions with no regard to health or humanity. One of the more disgusting stories describes how […]

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