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An Interview with bingocards

Last updated: 4/11/2007
The Fool:
Does ethics or 'socially responsible investing' have a place in your investment approach? How so? How not?
bingocards:
Yes and no. I tend to invest in companies for the long-run, and there are certain practices which I do not intend to support, but I also believe those practices to be mostly financially detrimental over the long run. So you could say I've never made an investing decision purely for social/ethical reasons. The idea of something like the Ave Maria Fund appeals to me on an emotional level, but the cold calculating side of me says that its really just a marketing ploy to dress up an ordinary mutual fund with a higher fee and a restriction to not invest in abortion stocks. Their performance has looked good in recent years, though.
The Fool:
Have you had a brush with fame, the proverbial '15 minutes'? Tell us about it.
bingocards:
I was the token conservative columnist at my school newspaper. Its a fairly decent way to get notoriety, and death threats.
The Fool:
What was the most significant discovery of the last century?
bingocards:
So many choices, so little space. I'd have to go with Watson and Crick, and those who came before and after them, mostly nailing down DNA. Computers/Internet/etc are nice, but they aren't going to steadily increase our lifespan nearly to the degree that our improved understanding of life itself has and will.
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