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  • Athersys: An In-Depth Look At Its Therapies And Future Potential [View article]
    Splendid analysis! My doctorate is in biochem/genetics at UNC with JLIrvin in chromatin analysis.
    Jan 4 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Demographic Influences To Crash Stocks In 2014 [View article]
    An interesting analysis on a difficult but important topic. Genetics, anatomy, philosophy, and demographics have been of professional interest to me since 1963 when I was a child of 32, starting my doctorate studies in biochemistry and genetics.
    Do you know about Dan Arnold's "The Great Bust Ahead" written circa 2002? You can get a copy of this splendid little (quick read) paperbacked book from Amazon for < $9. Arnold's professional field was electrical engineering. At the end of the book, he even makes available a computer program to assist the reader in continuing studies in demographics and the markets.
    Dec 14 05:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Obamacare Push More Patients Into The Hands Of Walgreen And CVS? [View article]
    Excellent article on WAG, CVS, and feasible consequences to be anticipated. The second comment puts the focus on a major difficulty in the "evaluation" of all political-economic phenomena, viz.: Precisely what are the indices employed in formulating the assessment? It seems to me that "37th" is an odd rating since so many people, who care afford to do so, vote with their feet, and come to this country to get the "healthcare" they desire. "Rationing", either by individual decision, or "centralized collective action" is the inevitable result anywhere on this planet; von Mises taught us at least these facts.
    Oct 19 10:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Determining The Best Economic Outcome From The Presidential Race [View article]
    Let me throw a few more empirically-supportable ingredients into the cauldron:
    (1) Brian is attempting to give us a rational guide to a lucid objective analysis; he achieved it!
    (2) No matter how you parse it, BOTH major parties brought about the current series of crises via a multitude of major blunders over, at the very least, many generations, both in our homeland and overseas chasing "new demons" to vanquish in a quest for their "New World Order"...the consequences of of such knavery are linearly predictable.
    (3) Perhaps we can hope to delay our apparently Hegelian destiny by
    immediate "phased withdrawals" from epicurean imperialism and return to stoic independence. Obama is a "week reed" but Romney is fundamentally nothing more than a "privileged product of a privileged upbringing trying for a new toy in a privileged historical moment."
    (4) Anyone for tennis?
    Apr 5 11:07 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric And The Notion Of Cash On U.S. Corporate Balance Sheets [View article]
    A thorough and sage financial analysis, especially as a "first offering". I look forward to your next piece of excellent well-reasoned research.
    Feb 25 08:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S.A. Is Not The Roman Empire [View article]
    I am also a student of history; what you have written is interesting, but I suggest that you put some time into the writings of Paul Kennedy, Elmer Pendell, Carroll Quigley, Michael Grant, et alia. I would have enjoyed having you in one my Interims while I was teaching at Wofford College.
    William Scot Morrow, Prof Emeritus, PhD(Biochem),
    Feb 16 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bakken Oilfield: TransCanada Keystone XL Project May Bypass Federal Review [View article]
    Excellent commentary!
    Jan 23 11:31 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barrick: Well-Positioned, Ongoing Earnings Give Stock Potential to Increase [View article]
    Apart from going to war and bringing back home the women and booty, Alfred Malabre told us way back in the early 1980s, that we have only three realistic choices: (1) pull in our epicurean belts and pay it off stoically; (2) default and start all over looking for someone foolish enough to get us started once again; or, (3) inflate our "currency". Any bets on which road we'll take this time around?

    Jul 29 10:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Venezuela will nationalize a fleet of 11 oil rigs belonging to Helmerich and Payne (HP -2.5%), in Hugo Chavez's latest takeover. The rigs had already been idled for months following a payment dispute.  [View news story]
    Amen to Jerry369's comment!
    Jun 24 01:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Personal Income, Savings and Retail Stocks: Reality Speaks [View article]
    Splendid analysis Avery! From an integrated historical perspective - to paraphrase the Durants: "Civilizations are born stoic, they die in epicurean un-reality divorced from the real world and having a "good time."
    - Petronius
    Jun 28 05:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Banks Repaying TARP Take Back Their Toxic Waste Now? [View article]
    I whole-heartedly agree with "stewie". Ludwig von Mises and his school have thoroughly explained this kind of mess over the last several GENERATIONS!
    Few people have ever availed themselves of such easily understood material.
    Jun 26 10:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment