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Dimon on Crypto: "If I was the Government, I'd Close it Down" Image Copyright: JP Morgan Chase

Dimon on Crypto: "If I was the Government, I'd Close it Down"

Chase CEO and Tufts alumnus Jamie Dimon has been skeptical of bitcoin and crypto for some time. While other major banks have made forays into what Charlie Munger termed "trading turds", Dimon has kept his bank out of it. The... Read →
Two Major Risks to Federal Government Debt Levels Post-Debt Ceiling Settlement Image Copyright: BestCashCow

Two Major Risks to Federal Government Debt Levels Post-Debt Ceiling Settlement

The national debt is poised to move into completely unchartered territory. Assuming the US remains one contiguous country, we are going to move from $31 trillion in outstanding US liabilities to somewhere in the $35-$36 trillion range over... Read →
Eight Megacap Stocks are Driving the Entire Stock Market Higher this Year Image Copyright: BestCashCow

Eight Megacap Stocks are Driving the Entire Stock Market Higher this Year

What does it mean when the entire US stock market is being driven only by Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia, Netflix and Tesla?

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David Faber’s Interview With Elon Musk Is Interesting, But Uncomfortable and Sad Image Copyright: CNBC

David Faber’s Interview With Elon Musk Is Interesting, But Uncomfortable and Sad

David Faber’s interview with Elon Musk was interesting. Musk is obviously a genius, in spite of what all of his detractors say. In the course of the interview, he provided tremendous insight into the operations of Tesla and... Read →
Is the Risk of A US Treasury Default Rising? Image Copyright: BestCashCow

Is the Risk of A US Treasury Default Rising?

The US Treasury has never defaulted on its debt obligations in its history, and it is ordinarily considered extremely unlikely to do so. The US government has a high credit rating and is considered a safe haven for investors... Read →
Is the US Economy Being Pesoized by Inflation? Image Copyright: BestCashCow

Is the US Economy Being Pesoized by Inflation?

"Pesoization" typically refers to a process in which a country's citizens or investors lose faith in their own currency and begin to use a more stable currency for transactions and savings. The US dollar is the... Read →
Democracy is A Winning Idea, but So too is … Image Copyright: BestCashCow

Democracy is A Winning Idea, but So too is …

I was watching Fareed Zakaria’s interview of Bill Clinton this morning on CNN. Fareed threw Clinton a complete softball when he asked him whether the US was responsible for Russia’s behavior and unlawful war against Ukraine... Read →
The Only Person with Balls in Russia (So Far) Image Courtesy: Reuters

The Only Person with Balls in Russia (So Far)

Regular readers of my articles will know that I lived in Moscow and practiced tax law there from 1994 to 1996. I also spent time working in Russia and Ukraine in 1990. My first trip to the former Soviet Union came in 1985 and my last... Read →
The West Is Becoming Complicit in Navalny’s Death Image The Times of Israel

The West Is Becoming Complicit in Navalny’s Death

All indications are that Alexei Navalny is sitting in his prison cell in Siberia fighting for his life. While US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan finally warned Putin that the US will take action against the Kremlin if its top... Read →
An Obvious and Certain Way to End the COVID-19 Crisis Quickly Image Copyright: BestCashCow

An Obvious and Certain Way to End the COVID-19 Crisis Quickly

There is a certain way to solve the current health crisis, and it is right in front of us. Here in New York, 60% of the population is roaming around with self-made masks or cheap masks that they bought on Amazon covering their faces. ... Read →
Spanish Flu 1918 – Coronavirus 2020 Image Courtesy: Wikipedia

Spanish Flu 1918 – Coronavirus 2020

America has long been in a leadership role in the world and a marvel of economic expansion. Our strengths have been defined by an unwillingness to be satisfied with what is now and the assurance that we control the future and our global... Read →
The Implications of Telling States to Go Bankrupt Are Dangerous and Long-Term Image Copyright: BestCashCow

The Implications of Telling States to Go Bankrupt Are Dangerous and Long-Term

It is going to take a generation for the US and the world to recover from the damage we have incurred, very much in part from our own actions. We are all now fully aware of the impact and implications of damaging statements made by our... Read →
Donald Trump Needs to Resign NOW Image Courtesy: ABC News

Donald Trump Needs to Resign NOW

For almost half the nation, Trump has been a welcome change for America (although the other half vigorously feels the other way). But, he is now seriously out of his area of competence and no longer a legitimate leader. This is not his... Read →
Barring New Yorkers from Global Entry Violates the US Constitution Image Copyright: BestCashCow

Barring New Yorkers from Global Entry Violates the US Constitution

It has been 25 years since I graduated from law school and almost as long since I have practiced law. I am no longer so certain why I went to law school, but I am damn certain that I remember Constitutional law. This will clearly come... Read →
Mystery Solved – Trump’s Unplanned Walter Reed Visit Was Not Caused By a Medical Condition Image Courtesy: Wikipedia

Mystery Solved – Trump’s Unplanned Walter Reed Visit Was Not Caused By a Medical Condition

The media and Twitter have been abuzz since Donald Trump made an unplanned visit to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda yesterday morning. Respected media observers, including CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, have highlighted how unusual it... Read →