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    George Bush Tells Hedge Fund Community What He Was Eating When He Got The Call About Osama

    “I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies,” Bush said on Wednesday at the SALT Conference in Vegas, when asked what he was doing when he received the call from President Obama. “I excused myself and went home to take the call,” Bush said. “Obama simply said ‘Osama Bin Laden is […]

    / May 13, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    Deutsche’s Ackermann: “Mistakes Were Made”

    Deutsche Bank boss Josef Ackermann spent last night in Washington chilling with Bono, Bill Clinton and other dignitaries at the Atlantic Council’s annual awards dinner. While he applauded the influential think tank’s “courage to give an award to a banker,” he acknowledged in his speech that bankers had made mistakes with financial instruments that were […]

    / Apr 29, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    Bush: Socialist

    Granted, you might prefer to take with a grain of salt anything Hugo Chavez says, but it is amusing (because it is so biting) to hear him welcome President Bush into the realm of socialism. Cue Bloomberg: I nationalize strategic companies and get criticized, but when Bush does it, it’s OK,” Chavez said on weekly […]

    / Sep 23, 2008 at 11:30 AM
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    The Irrelevancy Of Our Lame Duck President

    It’s hard to think of a starker demonstration of the irrelevancy of George Bush than the split screen running now on CNBC. On the right, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke answers lawmakers’ questions on Capital Hill, warning everyone that economic growth will continue to be anemic for longer than expected. On the left, George Bush silently […]

    / Jul 15, 2008 at 10:58 AM
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    Our Obsession With Ownership
    Notes From The Ruins Of The Ownership Society

    Homeownership is overrated and the government went too far in pushing it on the American people, Paul Krugman writes in today’s New York Times. He suggests it’s time for America to “drop the obsession with ownership.” We couldn’t agree more. Four months ago we wrote: “The social engineering program entitled the ‘ownership society’ has failed […]

    / Jun 23, 2008 at 3:46 PM

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