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  • Economic Consequences Of Income Inequality [View article]
    Well done, author.
    Mar 25 01:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No IMF, Market Income Is Not 'Captured', It's Earned [View article]
    What do vulture capitalists, equity strippers, and high-frequency traders produce?
    Mar 19 02:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Income Inequality And Financial Instability [View article]
    And for those at the top, even easier to sit at home and collect stock dividends. The owners of capital don't have to work or produce anything. It is wage earners who "bother working."
    Mar 11 03:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 High-Yield Plays That Are Breaking Out [View article]
    Riding a 50cc motorbike paid for my senior year of college, after I got out of the hospital and found a good personal injury lawyer.
    Mar 8 08:23 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Dividend Stocks That Belong To Your Ideal Portfolio For The Next 5 Years [View article]
    Leading up to Macondo, BP was an accident waiting to happen. The company had a dubious history of accidents, due to a corporate culture that only paid lip service to safety. That changed with a new CEO and a cultural shift after the Gulf spill. The business changed, too, as a result of selling off assets to pay spill-related costs. BP's future is divorced from its past to a greater degree than most companies. The challenge for investors is to figure out what that future will be, without having past performance to guide them in the usual sense.
    Mar 6 01:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Dividend Stocks That Belong To Your Ideal Portfolio For The Next 5 Years [View article]
    BP has different management now. You can't judge the company by its past. However, in investing, you always have to look past raw numbers at the company itself. BP is a speculative play because the extent of its legal liabilities for the Gulf disaster are still in litigation and unknown.
    Mar 5 09:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Today's Market: Tobacco Speculators' Profits Up In Smoke? [View article]
    I'd rather be killed be a good cigar than a bad nursing home.
    Mar 5 06:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kellogg: Can It Recover? [View article]
    Historically, Kellogg has been an unspectacular stock that weathers market volatility well and delivers a decent dividend with reliable increases. It's a sea anchor, not a jet ski, and is one of several stocks I use to provide stability to my portfolio. The author offers a plausible argument for future growth. It should be noted, though, that consumer preferences are trending away from traditional ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, so this company needs to successfully reinvent itself if it is to thrive in the future. Also, it operates in an intensely competitive industry. So much will depend on how well management strategizes and executes going forward.
    Mar 5 02:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Upcoming Pension Crisis [View article]
    If you subtract the debt Uncle Sam owes to himself, the debt is about $10.8 trillion. By comparison, U.S. corporations owe $13 trillion, and households owe $13 trillion, so Uncle is not the most profligate borrower.

    And remember, we get the government we vote for. The notion of
    "something for nothing" is deeply embedded in American culture. Voters consistently want more government services than they're willing to pay taxes for.

    They also expect car dealers to sell them a new car for less than dealer invoice. And they expect Medicare to pay for a $700,000 heart transplant after a lifetime of smoking. After all, they faithfully pay their $110-a-month Medicare premium (but only because the government confiscates it from their Social Security check) ...
    Mar 4 07:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Extraordinary Popular Delusions [View article]
    Thank God for fools who buy high and sell low. Where would you and I be without them?
    Mar 3 06:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consequences Of A Farmland Bubble, And Who Gets Hurt When It Bursts? [View article]
    You have all the rightwing talking points down pat, don't you? But the fact parrots can talk doesn't prove they think.
    Mar 2 07:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Consequences Of A Farmland Bubble, And Who Gets Hurt When It Bursts? [View article]
    I need to call my computer repair guy. I clicked on "Seeking Alpha" and ended up at "" I must've picked up a virus somewhere.
    Mar 1 02:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consequences Of A Farmland Bubble, And Who Gets Hurt When It Bursts? [View article]
    "American liberals aren't socialists. Really? I mean Really?"

    Yes, really. I mean, really and truly, really. But this is America, land of free speech, where you can believe and say any nonsense that makes you feel good.
    Mar 1 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: Business Model, Valuation And Minimum Wage Legislation [View article]
    Wouldn't it be fairer to the workers to just link it to CPI? That's what my state does.
    Feb 26 11:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Boundless U.S. Natural Gas Boom: Exclusive Interview With EIA Chief [View article]
    "Let the fools in Washington increase the taxes on gasoline ..."

    Wise Timmy, I'm having difficulty with the factual accuracy and logic of this comment. Fuel taxes are a user tax that pay for infrastructure used by fuel consumers. What is your car good for without highways or roads? If we don't pay for them with fuel taxes, then how should we pay for them? Do you prefer toll booths every few miles?

    Federal gas taxes, which pay for the interstate highway system and other road projects, haven't been raised since 1993. Because of inflation and improved vehicle gas mileage, these taxes are no longer sufficient to maintain our highway system, and Congress increasingly has had to supplement fuel tax revenues with general revenue funds to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent.

    Washington politicians may be fools, but you can't fairly accuse them of increasing taxes on gasoline, at least not those who have been in office less than 21 years.
    Feb 25 03:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment