Still No Sympathy for the Poor

Here’s Bryan Caplan:

What about the “losers”? Bite your tongue. When you call lower-income people “losers,” you’re falsely assuming that we’re all racing for the same finish line: material success. But to a large extent, lower-income people are just racing for other finish lines. Leftist outrage over income inequality is therefore deeply misguided. To . . . → Read More: Still No Sympathy for the Poor

Finding Growth in a Flat Energy Market: Tim Murray

Clean balance sheets, cash flow visibility and trading liquidity in oily stocks are the cornerstones of investment success in junior E&Ps, according to Oil and Gas Analyst Tim Murray of Desjardins Securities. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Murray lays out his risk/reward proposition for his very favorite names.

The Energy . . . → Read More: Finding Growth in a Flat Energy Market: Tim Murray

Steerage lost

I said recently that it would soon be All Assessment All the Time for much of the 2012.  It was no joke.  Think I could get away with writing on something else today?  Guess not. Some quick hits:

PG talks about possible contempt of court outcomes in the latest develoments.  Truth is I am . . . → Read More: Steerage lost

Economic Events on January 6, 2012

The Monster Employment Index for December was released today, and the index moved down 8 points from last month to a value of 122, but is 7% higher than last December’s value.

At 8:30 AM EDT, the Employment Situation report for November will be announced, and the consensus for non-farm payrolls is an increase . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 6, 2012