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  • Uh Oh, Bernanke Says No 'Double Dip' [View article]
    Definitely a good look at the mistakes he has made over the last five years.

    However, I would venture to guess that you could find a similar video of mistakes and missed predictions from almost every major economist over the last fifteen years (tech/housing bubbles).

    Is he perfect? Certainly not!! He may have even made grave mistakes during this crisis, but people still shy away from presenting a compelling alternative to fill his role.
    Jun 8, 2010. 02:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sergei Brin says Beijing seems to approve of Google (GOOG) shifting its uncensored China search off the mainland ("There was a sense that Hong Kong was the right step"). But he adds: "There's a lot of lack of clarity. Our hope is that the newly begun Hong Kong service will continue to be available in mainland China."  [View news story]
    I've actually heard China does NOT approve of the action taken by Google. In effect, it simply brings light to the fact that they censor information and are difficult enough to work with that a company will choose to cut profits and lose access to the largest internet using population in the world rather than stick it out. China, as usual, would rather not have information like that disseminated.

    In what way would they approve of this move? Why do you think he said that? I am firm in my belief that access to Google Hong Kong from the mainland will be gone within a few months, tops.

    Also, it is Sergey not Sergei :)
    Mar 22, 2010. 09:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PulseCheck: Blockbuster Staring Bankruptcy Filing in the Face [View article]
    Even if they Houdini out of this bankruptcy, what can Blockbuster do to become profitable again? Their instant view capabilities are limited and their brick and mortars have all plummeted in value (and could decrease more depending on the state of commercial real estate in the future).

    I would say a ship with a cannon hole through both sides is going to sink... today, tomorrow, or down the road.
    Mar 17, 2010. 03:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who Will Benefit From the FCC's 'National Broadband Plan'? [View article]
    For those that haven't seen the Google initiative:

    I think in the long term this will certainly provide a much needed boost to the overtaxed system in place right now. This would put us in a better position with other countries in terms of internet speed.

    In the near term, however, I think it will be difficult to make congress budge. Healthcare and Financial Regulatory Reform will probably take precedence to adding faster internet to an already bloated budget.
    Mar 17, 2010. 03:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thoughts on the 0.00% Yield [View article]
    There are plenty of differences in both the economic conditions and fiscal policies of the 2010 United States and 1990 Japan.

    I think it is very unlikely we will experience stagflation or deflation for any sort of extended time period.
    Mar 17, 2010. 03:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Reality of Retirement [View article]
    In the future, people who have saved money for only twenty years will be in dire need of a personal bailout when/if retirement comes calling...
    Mar 17, 2010. 02:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPad for Business Is Being Underestimated [View article]
    We can come back to this post in a year, and see how many hospitals have adopted the iPad.
    Feb 13, 2010. 09:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 1929 = 2010? Maybe Not, But Respect the Trend [View article]
    I think there are a few differences between now and then. One I will discuss is the nature of the pre-1929 market.

    From 1924-29, the DOW almost quadrupled in value. This would basically be the same as the book DOW 36,000 becoming a reality in half a decade. The sort of violent correction that was seen afterwards seems much less violent if you include two or three more years in your video.

    With such uncertainty, I would expect the DOW to "shiver" around a certain point as opposed to seeing the peaks and valleys that were in play post 1929. Also, going back even further, from 1901-09 there were dips and peaks that doubled and then halved, then doubled, then halved the value of the DOW. So volatility was inherent in those markets.

    I disagree with you that human behavior never changes. I believe it can change and evolve as the way markets work change. Great piece though, it will be interesting to see the path the DJIA takes from here on out.
    Feb 11, 2010. 09:32 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPad for Business Is Being Underestimated [View article]
    Re Healthcare: I think the main obstacle to the iPad becoming a staple in the Hospital is the fact that most HCIT implementations are based on a Windows foundation.

    There are already devices with tablet functionality in place in hospitals, and I doubt the iPad will prove to be much of a threat in that arena.

    Having said that, I can understand where the iPad could be more useful than anticipated in other areas of business.
    Feb 10, 2010. 01:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment