Methylgene is split into 317 million shares, approximately none of which trade each day. I first told you about it at 37 cents a share. On those rare occasions when it does trade, shares go for only 20 or 25 cents these days. Well, finally it’s caught the attention of an analyst, […]
“The truth about uncertainty,” write the editors of Bloomberg News, “is that it’s (mostly) untrue.”
When corporate executives are asked why they don’t spend more of their record profits by investing in their businesses and hiring workers, they offer this mantra: uncertainty, brought on by President Barack Obama.
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Is the […]
If you enter “GLDD” in the search field at right, you’ll find we have a long-held fascination with sediment and an equally long-held shareholding in Great Lakes Dredge and Dock. This write-up argues that the value of GLDD’s assets is more than double its current enterprise value (market cap plus debt). One more […]
A MITT CONCEPTION
Market Watch lays out the facts:
Of all the falsehoods told about President Barack Obama, the biggest whopper is the one about his reckless spending spree.
As would-be president Mitt Romney tells it: ‘I will lead us out of this debt and spending inferno.’ Almost everyone believes that Obama has presided […]
I just got Reverend Mel White’s new book, Holy Terror: Lies the Christian Right Tells Us to Deny Gay Equality.
I don’t pretend to know Christ the way religious people do (I just like all the things he said about loving thy neighbor).
Mel, by contrast, is religious, and even ghost wrote his friend […]
STATEMENT ON POLITICS BY A READER’S 10-YEAR-OLD
Sarah J. writes to her list:
I must preface this with (1) I don’t have a TV, so although like all of us my son gets lots by osmosis, there isn’t a white noise of talking heads at home and (2) I don’t read the newspaper […]
THE ROMNEY / RYAN / AYN RAND BUDGET
Marissa Hendrickson: “Re your column Friday on Paul Ryan, when people sing the praises of Atlas Shrugged as a source of lessons for the real world, I always want to tell them to read it again, but this time, remember that they’re not John Galt, […]
DOONESBURY ON JOB CREATORS
There were no jobs created in America from 1945, when the war ended, through 2003. How could there be? Taxes were too high. Preposterously so under Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan (who left office with a 28% rate on long-term capital gains) and Bush the Elder. You remember […]
Yesterday, 37-47-11. If you missed it and don’t know what 37-47-11 means, take a minute to find out. (It’s not the address of a globular cluster — although apparently it’s that, too.) In a nutshell: when Governor Romney took office, Massachusetts was a not-great 37th out of 50 in job creation. After four […]
It’s not the combination to my locker (I’m too cheap to join a gym). It’s the essence of the 2012 presidential election: 37, 47, 11.
And I’ll tell you why.
On foreign policy, 17 of Governor Romney’s 24 advisers come from the George W. Bush Administration. So if you liked the finesse with which President […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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