Archives for: September 2008

Appealing Destination

September 29th, 2008
"Dismal Swamp State Park is open for year-round recreation." more »

Micklethwait must go!

September 24th, 2008
I've read the Economist for years, even before I went to business school. It offers a good coverage of international news, hard to come by in America, and is weekly which means that I needn't read it every day to keep up yet it remains relatively curren… more »

In Soviet America, the Government runs the Market...

September 19th, 2008
I came of age in the Reagan/Clinton era, when markets had defeated Communism. Markets worked. Oh sure, they were ultimately self-destructive and had to be nudged in the right direction by Government, but Government led them by a feather; a feather in th… more »

The Dwindling Party

September 17th, 2008
At the start of 2008 - that's nine months ago - the five largest U.S. investment banks were: Morgan Stanley (founded 1935) Goldman Sachs (founded 1869) Merrill Lynch (founded 1914) Lehman Brothers (founded 1850) Bear Stearns (founded 1923)… more »

The Obedient Media, Part Zillion

September 12th, 2008
You'd think a scandal involving billions of dollars, rampant marijuana and cocaine use, sex for favors, and some really jaw-dropping corruption might be something the news would be interested in. But you'd be wrong! The investigation also conclude… more »