Rio Bravo


I love the movie Rio Bravo, and I actually never knew anyone else enjoyed it as much as I do. So today’s Wall Street Journal article by Allen Barra took me by surprise. Here is a snippet: French director Jean-Luc Godard called “Rio Bravo” “a work of extraordinary psychological insight and aesthetic perception.” British film […]

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Liberals and Tax Cheating


The blog, Audacious Epigone, has a very interesting post describing a study showing that “Liberals do not consider cheating on taxes to be as morally problematic as conservatives do. This presents an obvious moral quandary of its own, as, putatively less surprisingly, liberals are more likely than conservatives are to favor greater amounts of taxation […]

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Still not sleeping


Harry Markopolos below talks about how he is still not sleeping well at night. This guy is a real hero in my book and really good man. I hope he realizes that he did much more than any other person involved in the Madoff scandal. He did his best to try to uncover the fraud. […]

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Quote of the Week


In one instance the regulators asked her about her role in preparing the Stanford International Bank quarterly report. She replied it was her job to edit the report, checking the report’s pie charts “to make sure they equal 100.” Pie chart comment

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Maximum Pessimism


Sir John Templeton, arguably one of the greatest investors ever, died last year. His value investing philosophy and philanthropic values made a lasting impact on me. For those who don’t know about him, Sir John Templeton basically founded international investing in the U.S. in the 1950s and the 1960s through his Templeton funds, which were […]

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