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November 19, 2012 13 Comments
Is there racism behind recent insider-trading prosecutions? For example, does anyone really think that what Rajat Gupta did is rare? On the other hand, it may be less a matter of ‘racism’ per se than of other insider-traders having the right old-boy-network connections to avoid prosecution. (Which, of course, can correlate with race.)
Kurt Cobain’s list of his 50 favorite albums seems surprisingly uninteresting (and padded). I’m with him on Meet the Beatles, that’s about it.
Hispanics are natural Democrats. This multi-decade (R) obsession with squaring the circle of getting the Hispanics on board has been very strange to watch. It couldn’t have worked out better for the (D)s if the whole (stupid) idea was a (D) plant to begin with.
Unintended consequences of financial regulation: hello CFDs!
Is a lame-duck Geithner unilaterally gutting Dodd-Frank? Let’s hope so – you know what they say about stopped clocks.
Ah, ‘progressive’ local land-use/beautification ordinances: without them, how would a multimillionaire retired mediocre baseball player force his neighbors to cut down their trees so that his $4 million house has a better view?