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Speculation

Pseudophysics: The New High Priesthood

Amir Aczel | Posted 06.03.2014 | Science
Amir Aczel

Let's look at the very vocal minority of theoreticians who, without a shred of experimental evidence to support their claims, are now telling us what, in their view, nature is truly made of. They do it mostly through recent books aimed at the average reader. I will survey the most widely read of these books.

How 'Too Big to Fail' Became 'Too Big to Manage'

Bob Swarup | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

The recent spat between the Federal Reserve and Citigroup underscores the complexity of today's banking balance sheets. The episode is a warning shot across the bows of regulators.

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street May Win As Federal Reserve Prepares To Punt On Physical Commodities

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Big banks are poised to reap a significant victory in their fight to maintain lucrative businesses hoarding, selling and trading physical commodities ...

Speculation as Sport: Rumors, Gossip and Outing in the Sports World

Wade Davis, Jr. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports
Wade Davis, Jr.

I have been distraught sitting back watching athletes answer unnecessary and inappropriate questions around their sexuality due to our lack of true compassion, dignity and love for all. We now exist in a society where our own obsession with others trumps respect for others' personal lives.

10 Reasons Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Is NOT Entitled to His Opinion

Tom Lowery | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Tom Lowery

We can never expect to have a full understanding of other perspectives without effort. Every opinion is inherently biased towards its own interests. What transforms opinion into perspective is the considered application of information from all sides.

LAND TO THE TILLERS: RESPONSES TO LAND GRABS

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Deepa Panchang also co-authored this article. Part 23 of the Harvesting Justice series The outcome of last Sunday's e...

Americans Pay at the Pump While Speculators Profit and Play

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The system stinks. Speculators and Wall Street players and the oil patch win, amassing enormous profits, contributing nothing, while Americans are fleeced for goods vital to their daily lives.

Dave Jamieson

Biden Has 'Eye Of The Tiger' For Presidency

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) said Sunday that Democrats may see a 2016 "faceoff" between Hillary Clinton and Vice Presiden...

The Immediate and Unmitigated Flow of Journalism

Lisa Chau | Posted 06.24.2013 | Media
Lisa Chau

In a crisis, how do we keep individuals from publicly sharing sensitive information which can endanger lives within minutes? Verification of facts is of utmost importance, but is it immediately possible given the scope and instantaneous nature of the internet?

Zach Carter

10 Ways Obama, Congress Could Cut U.S. Budget Without Raising Income Taxes Or Slashing Entitlements

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just about every policy lawmakers are considering for a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff would involve either raising individual...

Who Do A Stock Market Trader And Poker Pro Have In Common?

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

What do a stock market trader and poker professional have in common? Enough for the former to become the latter. That's what ex-derivatives trade...

Does JPMorgan's Derivatives Fiasco Portend the Collapse of Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is a grotesque symbol of how the Wall Street banks control our government. Mr. Dimon, sir, out of respect to our waning confidence in government institutions, your resignation from the Fed Board is well past due.

'Green News Report' - April 17, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama cal...

When You Speculate With Financial Derivatives, You Hurt Society

Slate | Eric Posner and Glen Weyl | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

On Monday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order prohibiting the marketing of a new set of derivatives that would have enabled...

Zach Carter

Wall Street Speculation Drove Oil Price Spike Higher, Federal Reserve Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Two economists at the St. Louis Federal Reserve have published findings that indicate that Wall Street speculation is responsible for 15...

Finally President Obama Utters That Freighted Oil-Drenched Word "SPECULATION"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

This surprising aside while sermonizing us with the usual exculpatory rhetoric emanating from the White House that "...what I've said about gas prices is that there is no silver bullet ..." to high, ever higher gasoline prices.

Why Rising Gas Prices Could Backfire on the GOP in November

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The sight of Republicans rooting against America and hoping that rising gas prices will derail the economic recovery is not pretty.

Oil Slicks: Who Benefits From Gambling on Gas Prices?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We can't know for sure what's behind these oil prices. But what we can know is that we don't know -- and that our government should have the resources to track these markets and intervene when they're being misused.

Without Congress, President Obama Can Provide a "Tax Cut" That Really Will Spur Economic Growth

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.21.2012 | Business
Paul Abrams

Oil prices are rising and a large part of that increase is due to speculation on the futures market.

What MF Global Can Teach You About Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

About 150,000 customer accounts were frozen by the trustee in charge of liquidating MF Global. These customers face long delays in resolving this mess. You can learn some valuable lessons from this debacle.

Ryan Grim

Key Financial Reform Gets Boost From Occupy Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Boosted by the Occupy Wall Street movement, two Democrats in the House and Senate are renewing a push for a transaction tax on speculati...

Media Squawked When It Should Have Jumped on Oil Market Speculation Coverage

Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.30.2011 | Media
Dan Froomkin

When Bernie Sanders leaked confidential data last month that dramatically illustrated how speculators were dominating the oil futures market during the 2008 spike in oil prices, many news outlets jumped on the story in the worst possible way.

Roosevelt Explains It All to You, and to Obama

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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Whack-A-Mole in China's Bubbly Housing Market

Nigel Chalk | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business
Nigel Chalk

We can expect that policymakers will continue to have to periodically step back into the property market with successively tighter administrative controls, continuing to play Whack-a-Mole with China's burgeoning property bubble.

Oil Foolishness -- Is THIS the Market We Want?

Daniel Dicker | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Yesterday, with absolutely nothing going on from a supply or demand standpoint, with most hedge fund managers at the beach during this short week, Brent crude oil rallied more then FOUR dollars. HUH? What the heck was that about?