Protecting the American people from another devastating financial crash and the economic wreckage it causes begins with reflecting honestly about the past and trying to learn the right lessons.
What can we learn from The Martian, a best-selling novel and movie starring Matt Damon as an Astronaut in the not too distant future thought dead and left behind on Mars during a violent dust storm?
What Goodfellas did for the mob 99 Homes will do for foreclosure (although some may find little difference between the two).
This week marks the 7th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The anniversary of this collapse, September 15th, is the day set aside to ridicule the people who warned of a second Great Depression if the Treasury Department didn't rescue the Wall Street banks.
Once you craft your corporate image, you need to protect it. The more successful you are, the more jealous competitors, angry customers, and those with an agenda will attack you. You have to be prepared with the following three sets of procedures.
George W. Bush, not Bernie Sanders, is the real "socialist" of our generation, primarily because the economy collapsed under his tenure and as a result, the conservative president began an ongoing program of government stimulus into various industries.
Fortunately (and unfortunately) many people that start and run a business often don't know the problems and difficulties they are likely to face. Why do I say fortunately? If they knew about all these problems, they probably would not start the business in the first place.
Just about every comprehensive study done on this subject points to greater success for companies that turn the negatives represented by complaints into positives.
Last December I wrote about a bank merger deal that could create yet another "too big to fail" bank from the smoking embers of two of the very banks that helped blow up our economy in 2008: OneWest Bank (formerly IndyMac) and CIT Bank. While I'm baffled that this merger is still pending, I'm happy to report a bit of good news.
Rudy, let's break down your statement. When you say that "I do not believe that the president loves America," what indication do you have or what criteria are you using? I really want to know.
At the conference Lew cast some bread upon the water -- announcing an extension of HAMP and related programs through 2016 -- and these crumbs were eagerly consumed by so-called housing advocates
With all due respect to Sen. McCain, I have a different take on this. I, too, am outraged by the lack of care that many of our veterans have received, but I'm not at all bewildered by it. In fact, I saw it coming for years.
After a half-decade of emergency measures -- including not only the bailout, but the temporary nationalization of major auto manufacturers and round after round of "quantitative easing" -- have we managed to put the economy back on a secure footing?
Surprisingly, a few days later Warren Buffett made the same observation. He said "the Fed is the greatest hedge fund in history." For Warren, this is great. He is on the receiving end of the biggest transfer of wealth in history from workers and savers to borrowers and speculators.
The CNBC analysts should turn down the rhetoric and hype and listen to the analysts on sister station, MSNBC. They might learn something. I am also happy to clarify for them.
All knowledgeable D.C. types know that the TARP and Fed bailout of Wall Street banks five years ago saved us from a second Great Depression. Like most things known by knowledgeable Washington types, this is not true.