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Entries by Laurence Leamer from 12/2008

The Wages of Wealth

| Posted 12.03.2008 | Style

Within the economic elite, there is inchoate anger, great fear, and a willful distancing from the great new American drama that is about to begin in Washington.

Is Caroline Serious?

| Posted 12.09.2008 | Politics

Caroline Kennedy does nothing publicly without thought and calculation. Her name is being bandied about as the new Junior Senator from New York State for only one reason.

Bernard Madoff and the Jews of Palm Beach

| Posted 12.12.2008 | Business

In Palm Beach, tt was an honor having Bernard Madoff handle your fortune. Yesterday Madoff was arrested and accused of running what probably will prove the greatest Ponzi scheme in the history of the world.

It Can Happen Here

| Posted 12.18.2008 | Business

The Madoff story is being played rightfully and painfully as an overwhelmingly Jewish story, but as things get worse and people look for scapegoats, the Jews once again can become the targets.

A Wealthy Man

| Posted 12.24.2008 | Business

This is a Christmas and Hanukah season like no other. Many people have lost money. Millions are out of work, and those who still have jobs fear for their own future. It is a bad time, but also a good time.

Christmas Gifts

| Posted 12.25.2008 | Healthy Living

Last evening at Christmas Eve dinner my two brothers and I tried to get our ninety-one-year old mother to reminisce about our childhood Christmases.