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In The News – Thursday, October 2nd Edition
Posted Oct 02 2014 7:00AM
  • 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 a much 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.

          Morgan Stanley picks the 16 best stocks for playing the American shale boom. No guarantees, obviously, but an interesting group.