Rochdale analyst Dick Bové loves fairy tales as much as the next guy. He loves the romance, he loves the drama, he loves the idea of magical footwear. Does he start every morning asking the question, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest analyst of them all?”? Yes. Does he consider Mike Mayo and Meredith Whitney his evil step-sisters? Yes. Does he dream about being awoken from his slumber by a handsome prince? YES. But even Dick knows that five minutes after the prince wakes you up you’re going to be bitching to your girlfriends about being stuck with this asshole who lets the dishes pile up like you’re the god damn maid service.

Snow White Syndrome

Everyone knows that when the handsome prince kissed the beautiful Snow White she awakened and everyone lived happily ever after. “It’s in the book” said comic John Standley when discussing another one solution character Little Bo Peep. This “one solution fits all,” or what I like to call the Snow White Syndrome, is a core belief of most who look at the financial crisis. There are three examples of this in today’s press: Just about everyone is unhappy that the EU leaders could not solve all of the European debt problems with one single solution – i.e., creating Euro Bonds that absorbed all individual country debt. In today’s Financial Times Senator Sherrod Brown (OH, Dem.) and Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher have a single solution to the nation’s banking problem – i.e., break up the big banks. The Wall Street Journal has a different single solution to the problems in banking – i.e., eliminate hedging in bank portfolios.

Then there are the other big-time single solutions: The central banks in the North Atlantic Communities believe that by printing money economic woes will go away. Conservatives argue that by cutting taxes, this nation’s economic woes will disappear. The President and Congress believe that by passing laws the economic cycle will be eliminated (“kinda” like the dot-comers who had already eliminated the economic cycle in the 1990s). The Snow White Syndrome is everywhere. We only need to find that prince with the potent lips. The problem, of course, is that no single solution quickly arrived at is likely to achieve the results promised.

Think about it.

Snow White Syndrome [Rochdale Research]

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    "girlfriends" = mr. giraffe

  2. Posted by guest | May 24, 2012 at 1:35 PM


  3. Posted by guest | May 24, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    beat me to it.

  4. Posted by Preemie | May 24, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    My solution can arrive on some potent lips pretty quickly…

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    Prince with Potent Lips? I have arrived. Now just sign this contract and play by my rules. C. Grey

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    Pleasssse can we get Dick B’s version of 50 Shades?

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    Unfortunately true.

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    Those bedroom eyes never get old.

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    What has 7 dents in it and sleeps?

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  11. Posted by guest | May 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    dick, are you a miranda or a samantha?

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    The book looks great. Having said that, I would consider it more of a pamphlet than a book.

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    How dare you! She's a nice lady.

  14. Posted by guest | May 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM


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    You beat yourself to it?

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    Potent Lips is actually the name of my Aerosmith tribute band.

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    Beat it.

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    Shambles is a street in York. What's the beef?

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