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From venture capitalist, Bill Frezza, on RealClearMarkets.com:
Economics is not called the dismal science for nothing. Many professional economists go to great lengths to obscure simple truths inconvenient to their political masters. The media then promote these obfuscations, which are designed to appeal to a misinformed electorate. And that is the truly dismal part.
Much of the economics politicians peddle – and voters think they know – is pure bunk. For a different perspective, here are 10 common sense propositions I challenge political economists to refute.
Read more here…
Another benefit of Apple's huge success with their much-loved consumer products is the light it's shining on out-dated and destructive government policies. Wendy Milling offers a compelling case against government antitrust run amok in "The DOJ's Mugging Of Apple Reminds Us That Antitrust Is Theft."
Bill Frezza, a Boston venture capitalist, appears to be as outraged as I am that Jon Corzine has not been brought to justice for the disappearance of $1.2 billion in client assets when he headed MF Global.
Justice may be blind, but who works overtime to make it deaf, dumb, and stupid?
Which would you imagine might attract more aggressive enforcement from the Justice Department: the theft of $1.2 billion from supposedly segregated customer brokerage funds, or lying about an alleged incident of whistling to attract the attention of a whale so that whale watchers could get a better peep? If you said the latter, then you appreciate the extent to which federal law enforcement priorities have run off the rails.
Read more of "Corzine Steals Billions Sans Charges, Errant Whale Watcher Faces Prison" here.
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