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  • How The End Of GE Capital Also Kills The Core Conservative Talking Point About Dodd-Frank [View article]
    And of course the definition of “small business” has expanded way beyond what most folks think of as “small”.
    Apr 13, 2015. 03:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How The End Of GE Capital Also Kills The Core Conservative Talking Point About Dodd-Frank [View article]
    So we say, at least until they do—then who knows? I hope you are right, and that their owners, managers, and investors do not have the influence to get another bail-out if needed—or better, that they have learned of the dangers and that a bail-out is not needed.
    Apr 13, 2015. 03:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How The End Of GE Capital Also Kills The Core Conservative Talking Point About Dodd-Frank [View article]
    I did not see NT alleging that they were all on any one side; of course, they can be found with any viewpoint; it is not the content but the unwillingness to budge that is the key.
    Apr 13, 2015. 03:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How The End Of GE Capital Also Kills The Core Conservative Talking Point About Dodd-Frank [View article]
    The problem is, we did NOT allow JP Morgan, Citibank, et al. to fail, we bailed them out. Since it appears that the true capitalism that would allow such failures to happen is not an option, how is Dodd-Frank any worse than another system aimed to not get to that level of crisis again? What would be better?
    Apr 11, 2015. 02:51 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How The End Of GE Capital Also Kills The Core Conservative Talking Point About Dodd-Frank [View article]
    The line I like is “capitalism without heart is evil”—meaning to me that capitalism works only when none is blinded by greed, but all have compassion and think of more than just their own short-term profits. The capitalists to whom Pres. Hoover referred are the ones who don’t fit that picture and abuse the system for their own short-term plunder.
    Apr 11, 2015. 02:48 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How The End Of GE Capital Also Kills The Core Conservative Talking Point About Dodd-Frank [View article]
    That is an interesting point, but how do we prevent another crisis without strong regulation? What can we do to enable small banks with less potential impact to be exempt from the extreme regulation but still have enough oversight to protect customers?
    Apr 11, 2015. 02:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How The End Of GE Capital Also Kills The Core Conservative Talking Point About Dodd-Frank [View article]
    Probably “everyone” can agree that today’s politics are too polarized, but basically I agree with you 100%. Remember that it was during Pres. Clinton’s administration that Glass-Steagall was repealed, sowing the seeds for the later Pres. Reagan deregulation and the ultimate collapse.
    Apr 11, 2015. 02:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How The End Of GE Capital Also Kills The Core Conservative Talking Point About Dodd-Frank [View article]
    Thank you; bravo; well-said. I agree completely.
    Apr 11, 2015. 02:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How The End Of GE Capital Also Kills The Core Conservative Talking Point About Dodd-Frank [View article]
    I wish I could still hold my own stock certificates and have a 7-day settlement period; that option is closed to me, so I am stuck with street name—even in the rare cases when certificates are available, they cost hundreds of dollars each—not practical. Money changers in the current day are very mixed as to trustworthiness; it seems that the bigger they are, the less trustworthy (realizing that there are exceptions to virtually every generalizations). Money lenders and money changers should be carefully regulated, given their importance to so many, hence, as GE appears to have concluded, they should likely concentrate solely on that aspect and not be part of an industrial conglomerate.
    Apr 11, 2015. 02:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Banks Trip Up Apple Pay Launch [View article]
    Any banks found lacking secure procedures should be left by any customer who expects financial institutions to protect their accounts. Sloppy banks? That should be an oxymoron—bank security is supposed to be the best there is.
    Mar 7, 2015. 08:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Banks Trip Up Apple Pay Launch [View article]
    Other than some on-line purchases, I do not do financial transactions on the Internet. Whenever possible on those purchases, I do not make an account or store my credit card number.
    Mar 5, 2015. 03:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Warren Buffett Move The Goalposts In The Latest Letter? [View article]
    And even reverse the effects—good exercise helps cut obesity.
    Mar 5, 2015. 03:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Warren Buffett Move The Goalposts In The Latest Letter? [View article]
    I have sometimes done this in reverse; bought stock because I believed that the product was good, checked and found the company reasonably well run. Certainly it makes sense to buy the products of a company whose stock you own, as to patronize the competitor would be going against one’s own financial interest. I certainly do not make a fetish of it, but all things being equal, I would rather buy from one of my own investments.
    Mar 5, 2015. 03:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Warren Buffett Move The Goalposts In The Latest Letter? [View article]
    everybody knows that
    Mar 5, 2015. 03:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Warren Buffett Move The Goalposts In The Latest Letter? [View article]
    Are there truly that many Berkshire stockholders, other than at the Woodstock for Wall Street in Omaha each year? And how many fly home in their own NetJet?
    Mar 5, 2015. 03:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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