“What Didn’t the President Know, and When Didn’t He Know it?”

WSJ:  “Spies Keep Intelligence From Trump“ [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced.] That’s one way to protect against treason. Namely, keep the President and his inner circle out of the loop, so they can’t betray any...
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Who Pardoned Wall Street?

Crime and (No) Punishment.  Still. “President Obama [chose to] save the banks rather than throw all the bankers in jail, which they deserved.” –Thomas Friedman, “Hard Lines, Red Line, and Green Lines“; The NYT (9/23/2012). As unsavory as Richard Nixon’s pardon by Gerald Ford was, you could at least argue two things:  1) it was...
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"Inside Job" by Charles Ferguson

See . . This . . Movie Calling Charles Ferguson’s “Inside Job” a documentary is like calling The Gettysburg Address a speech. Bar none, it is the clearest, most succinct explanation of the Wall Street-engineered financial crash — whose aftermath we are still very much dealing with — that I have seen. More than a...
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When the Cover-Up is Worse Than the Crime

Damage Control: Advice to Prospective Sellers As Watergate made plain, the cover-up is often worse than the crime (although in Richard Nixon’s case, ordering a burglary was plenty bad in its own right). The same principle applies to selling homes. Here are three examples where covering up a problem is worse than simply leaving it...
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