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Four for Thursday — Articles I’ve Read and You Should Too

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America’s Financial Illiteracy, by Thomas Cooley.
Best-Performing CEOs in the World, by Morten Hansen, Herminia Ibarra, and Urs Peyer.
 
Probability of a Crisis Will Build in 2010, by The Pragmatic Capitalist.
 
Looking Beyond the Immediate Effects of Policy, by John Tamny. Excellent. Henry Hazlitt’s book, Economics in One Lesson, which Mr. Tamny mentions, should be required reading for anyone seeking public office and all economists.

Four for Thursday — Articles I’ve Read and You Should Too

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Four for Thursday — Articles I’ve Read and You Should Too

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Today marks three months of Capitolism. Thanks for reading the blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it a least a little bit. I’ve enjoyed writing it immensely. Look for more posts, a new look, greater issue coverage, better features and even some guest writers early in the New Year. Best wishes for great joy and success in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Four for Thursday…and Christmas Day

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No Joy in Toyland, by Anne Northup.

Worst Decade for Stocks….Ever, by Alex Dumortier.

Why is Ayn Rand So Popular Today?,  by Jay Richards. A question I ask myself frequently.

Lamenting the Forgotten, Who Was Not Bailed Out, by John Tamny.

Written by Russell S.

December 25, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Four for Thursday: Articles I’ve Read and You Should Too

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Management’s Dirty Little Secrets, by Gary Hamel. Mr. Hamel makes some excellent points. Indeed, if you merge some of the data he presents, you see a key truth emerge: people do not leave companies, they leave bad managers. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Russell S.

December 17, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Four for Thursday: Articles I’ve Read and You Should Too

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Health care dominated the business news this week. Unemployment dropped a bit, and the debate over investing in gold continued. The articles in this week’s ‘Four for Thursday’ hit on leadership themes, doubts about any economic recovery and the efforts to create jobs in the country. Enjoy.

Do You Want to be a Leader?, by Preston Bottger and Jean-Louis Barsoux. Doctors Bottger and Barsoux ask some pointed questions of aspiring leaders. Read the rest of this entry »

Four for Thursday: Articles I’ve Read and You Should Too

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Only Supply-Side Can Fix Deficit, by Rich Karlgaard. I do not know enough to evaluate whether supply-side economics works. But policies designed to temporarily prop up demand seem ineffective: whether a short-term or one-time tax cut, or a program like Cash for Clunkers. Sure, we saw a rise in GDP this quarter, but will it last?

Why Gold Matters, by Sham Gad. Mr. Gad offers a nice, crisp overview of the basics of gold investing, including practical pros, cons and alternatives. The article also offers some other good links for anyone wishing to explore the topic in greater depth.

The Army President Obama Has Yet to Deploy, by Cedric Muhammad. This is the first article I’ve read by Mr. Muhammad. I found it erratic and occasionally rambling, but a useful read. He gives some sound counsel to policymakers (drop capitol gains taxes to 10%), but mixes in some oddball ones (increase incentives to hire ex-criminals). His main point resonates though: any recovery will come through the empowerment and enablement of America’s small businesses.

The Dollar and the U.S. Economy, Interview with John Tamny. As always, John makes some excellent point, on gold, trade deficits, the dollar as the go-between currency of the world, among others.

Written by Russell S.

December 3, 2009 at 12:10 am