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Scott White
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Former Deputy General Counsel and chief capital markets and pension investments lawyer of World Bank, where he worked from 1984-2009. Currently taking a long-awaited sabbatical, after 33 years of international legal practice. Graduate of Princeton University (73) and Columbia Law School (76). Has been following the markets since he created his first stock ledger at age 6.

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Majority Leader Cantor's Farewell Address -- Not (It's About Nothing)

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 11:47 AM

Any similarities between the following satire and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's actual resignation speech Wednesday are totally coincidental:

My fellow Americans. My Jewish faith has been a source of comfort to me in this hour of disappointment. I learned in Hebrew School that failure often brings opportunity. I am...

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Timely Bipartisanship

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 10:00 AM

So there is President Obama, touring devastated coastal New Jersey with Gov. Christie, a superb example of disaster-fueled bipartisanship. The president is looking, well, presidential. Which is probably about the best thing he could be doing at this moment. Note that Obama is not touring New York, which arguably suffered...

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New World Bank President Nominee: Non-Economic Paradigm Shift?

(1) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 12:47 PM

President Obama's nomination of Dr. Jim Yong Kim is receiving immediate reaction in the global media as an inspired and surprising choice. It is indeed both.

It is inspired not merely because by nominating a Korean-born U.S. national, President Obama virtually assures Asian and some other developing world support...

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Sic Transit Gloria Mundi -- Steve Jobs

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 5:00 PM

I was not a personal friend of Steve Jobs, though a friend has a friend who was a close business associate and friend of his, so I guess I'm within two degrees of separation. So why was I -- like millions of others world-wide -- so affected by his (expected)...

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Obama's Speech on Libya (I WIsh)

(3) Comments | Posted March 28, 2011 | 3:15 PM

(The following is a confidential, annotated first draft of the speech President Obama plans on giving to the nation Monday night about US involvement in Libya. It has reached The Huffington Post through an unauthorized disclosure, so this is in fact a Huffilik. Any similarity between this draft and the...

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A "Quiet" Pizza Dinner in a Multi-Cat Household

(2) Comments | Posted February 15, 2011 | 12:49 PM

I do not eat pizza often, maybe 10-12 times a year. Sunday night I decided to heat up a frozen pizza I'd bought a month ago. Pretty mundane event, right? Wrong. You see, I live in a multi-cat household.

I live with four cats -- a girl and three guys,...

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CNBC's Midlife Crisis

(27) Comments | Posted December 20, 2010 | 9:44 AM

Once upon a time, like maybe 2-1/2 years ago, just as the financial crisis was starting to deliver a series of swift kicks to the stock market's nether regions, CNBC was -- and had been, for years -- a terrific, informative, "must-watch" business news channel. Squawk Box in the morning...

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