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I Only Regret That I Have But One Life to Give for My Country: Yours

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It's harder these days to imagine a use for such a heroically solitary statement -- not in an America in which spying and surveillance are boom businesses, and our latest potential Nathan Hales are corporate contractors, who often don't get closer to the enemy than a computer terminal.

The Best Investments For the Next Decade, Fantasy Version

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

The wise men can't agree on anything, especially the outlook for emerging markets, the tech stocks of this decade.

What Has Financial Innovation Ever Done for You?

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

Most financial innovations for consumers tend to be ways to fatten profits for financial service providers by rendering simple products more complicated. They usually only cater to fear and greed.

Insider Trading for the Rest of Us

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

Want to profit from the Galleon insider trading case? Then take the hint: It's a waste of time trying to beat the pros at the stock picking game. They outgun you, and they don't always play fair.

Fidelity (Accidentally) Makes the Case Against the 401(k)

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

It's not a lack of financial literacy that makes a majority of 20-year-olds not participate in a 401(k). It's human nature.

Why China Is Dangerous for Your Money

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

You don't quadruple loan volume during a recession by tightening lending standards. Loose lending leads to inflation or defaults or both. And if any country's banking system has too much of it, the end isn't pretty.