Tag Archives: capitalism


Boris Johnson is right: the EU’s hedge fund rules will destroy the City

Telegraph.co.uk – The City is staring into the abyss. If the proposed EU directive on hedge funds goes through, London will go the way of Bruges, Venice and Amsterdam: a once dominant financial entrepôt sidelined by more virile cities. This, […]

‘Hedge Fund Man’ for next president

Pottstown Mercury – I have seen the future of conservatism and … he is a hedge fund manager. I refer to hedge fund manager Clifford S. Asness, and I’m only halfway kidding. Or maybe I’m not kidding at all. The […]

Putting Finance Capitalism “Back in Its Box”

OpEdNews – So writes Philip Augar in an April 13 Financial Times (FT) op-ed. He’s a former UK investment banker/broker and author of The Death of Gentlemanly Capitalism, The Greed Merchants, and most recently Chasing Alpha: How Reckless Growth and […]

Journal of a Plague Year: Faith in Markets Cracks Under Losses

Bloomberg – It has been a year of record misery: the largest bankruptcy, bank failure and Ponzi scheme in U.S. history; $720 billion in writedowns and losses by financial institutions; $30.1 trillion in market valuation wiped out. The biggest loss […]

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