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Fri Apr 29

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:54 PM

Re: OT: Just saying hello

So far, so good.

You are made of sterner stuff ;-)

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:47 AM

Re: Raising wage will equal thousands of jobs lost

Former McDonald's CEO predicts a $15 wage will trigger massive layoffs


Oddly enough, these C-suite predictions never anticipate or warn of adjustments to bloated C-suite compensation.


McDonald’s $8.25 Man and [more]

Wed Apr 27

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:25 PM

Re: OMG: NOT OT!!!! Oil and Gas

The ratings agencies seem to have escaped any penalty for saying the CDOs were good to go circa 2007.


From my observations, in the US, if you suffer a conflict of interest, you are not held against ethical standards (Fiduciary [more]

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:59 PM

$2t company coming to market

... only 5% or so initially, still the largest IPO ever, along with other sweeping changes in Saudi Arabia:


The Vision 2030 plan, he told the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news channel, would ensure "we can live without oil by [more]

Sun Apr 24

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:59 PM

Re: Is Turkey a good investment?

Agree with your sentiment. After initial progress, Erdogan and his party have turned the wheel towards a conservative-islamophile-autocratic course, risking to divide the masses in what is supposed to be a laicist country. Corruption seems on the [more]

Sat Apr 23

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:08 AM

Re: OT - 500 years of great beer

And beer lovers across Germany will be celebrating at events (read: subsidised drinking opportunities) to mark the anniversary of the famous food law.

Not just in Germany, I can vouch for that (any excuse will do!)

Also note [more]

Wed Apr 20

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:17 PM

Re: VW has company in the Shame pit

"Bowed in apology"

Wow, will he grab that sword next?

In Europe, we are used to this, and thanks to our politicians (wink wink), it's all legal, sort of:

Further measures such as using smaller wheels, [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:59 PM

Re: Global Warming Hoax

The problem as you quite rightly complain, is that it doesn't get tied into the economics while we flay one another with self-righteous indignation.. and yeah, my mirror tells me that I do that one too :-)

Unfortunately, the response [more]

Tue Apr 19

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:04 PM

Re: Global Warming Hoax

Hey Jeff, is it difficult not to click on a topic that does not interest you, or is it rocket science?


Point is, endless threads without tangible economic content are killing this board.

Hint: the Board title contains [more]

Mon Apr 18

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:53 PM

Re: Munger: Wall Street could bring back Hitler


Contrary to some of the earlier comments, the path the US is currently on, with racial and religious minorities demonized and hyper-nationalist attitudes, I think, is more parallel to the earlier pattern, than an
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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:22 PM

Re: Munger: Wall Street could bring back Hitler

That's the irony of all the hand wringing about "retirement security" we see from think tanks and special interests now. There was no issue of "retirement security" for many, until their employers welshed on their promises of [more]

Sun Apr 17

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:29 PM

Re: Illinois University Shutdown?-Why you care

As the central bankers' patron saint, John Maynard Keynes, once said:

"Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent."


;-)

That said, this crisis might get resolved with [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:34 PM

Re: Top 1% pay 45% of California taxes...

Top 1% pay 45% of California income taxes


There... fixed it. Regressive consumption taxes et al. have been conveniently left out. One wonders why.

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:00 AM

Re: SAUDIS THREATEN ASSET DUMP IF BLAMED FOR 9/1

They are basically saying, in public, "if you expose how evil we really are, we'll try our best to wreck your economy".

How can the US give in to that kind of blackmail?

Fri Apr 15

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:40 PM

Panama: Tax havens race to be compliant

... with the OECD information exchange standards.

Well, one at least:

Panama has agreed to comply with international tax reporting standards, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General Angel [more]

Wed Apr 13

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:25 PM

VW management heroically cuts own bonus

... owing to the emission cheating scandal...
... after telling their 600000 employees to tighten their belts...
... following relentless pressure by public opinion... and by its major shareholder, German state of Lower [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:25 PM

Re: CIA behind Panama Papers

Birkenfeld pointed to the fact that the political uproar created by the disclosures have mainly impacted countries with tense relationships with the United States. "The very fact that we see all these names surface that are the direct [more]

Mon Apr 11

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:16 PM

System self-destruct chronicles, part 783

Italy (looks like the ECB's monetarisation of public and corporate debt is no longer sufficient):


MILAN—Italian banks’ share prices surged on the prospect that a new government-backed, privately financed investment fund could relieve [more]

Sun Apr 10

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:50 AM

Re: Panama Papers Putin Op?

Key point -- maybe highly leveraged world wide politico-economic blackmail on a huge scale,

Ukraine and British political figures hit very hard
other Russian 'target' areas hit hard, and
with so few USAians in the data so far,
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Sat Apr 9

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:23 AM

Re: Visas to travel to Europe?

A migration spokesperson for the EC said in an email “non-reciprocity situations with Canada and the US” will be looked at on April 12.


Europe would be better off looking into much more glaring "non-reciprocity [more]

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