In The News – Thursday, October 2nd Edition
Morgan Stanley picks the 16 best stocks for playing the American shale boom. No
guarantees, obviously, but an interesting group.
Well, this is just too funny for words. Jimmy
Carter says he would have defeated Reagan had he been more manly.
Another “fat finger” error on a stock exchange.
This time its Tokyo to the tune ¥67.78 trillion.
If you’ve followed Christina Fernandez
Kirchner’s descent into dementia over the past few year her most recent press
conference won’t surprise you. In a rambling television address she claimed
that there is a plot against her by local bankers and businessmen with “foreign
help”. Read that the U.S. The opposition claims she is “completely out of touch
with reality.” Well, yes. She’s run out
of other people’s money to prop up her economically clueless regime and
desperately needs to give the proletariat a focus for their anger other than
her. You can’t fool all of the people all of the time…
Mike Sawyer of Port Orange, FL should be caned naked through the streets and
then run out of town on the proverbial rail.
When I was in college we just had to learn all
this stuff by trial and error. The University of New Mexico has decided to take
more proactive approach. The
University of New Mexico Women’s Resource Center and the Graduate and
Professional Student Association is sponsoring “Sex Week”. Aren’t you glad
that’s where you sent you daughter? Upcoming lecture – “How to be a Gentleman
and get laid.” ROTFLOL! This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen and
also one of the most pathetic examples of what passes for academic freedom.
The Economic experts panel hosted by the Initiative on Global Markets at the University
of Chicago have come down foursquare in favor of Uber. The latest
survey asked these economic experts about ride-sharing services, like Uber and Lyft. “These services are popular with customers,
but are despised by their competitors. The incumbent taxi and limousine
services have largely eschewed trying to compete with lower prices or better
service, instead working behind the scenes to persuade regulators to banish
ride sharing. Their arguments dress their naked self-interest in the guise of
public policy concerns. But do the economists buy it? Should regulators
restrict the prices, the number of drivers or the available routes available to
Uber and its brethren?”
In a word: No.