Monthly Archives: September 2013

Why Net Neutrality is Safe. My Plan to Cut The Cord. Football. These ARE Linked Topics.

The government shutdown is all over but the shouting for now.  So I figured I’d write about football.  Actually, this is about Net Neutrality so bear with me for a bit. I lived (quite happily) without a TV from 1995 … Continue reading

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Shutdown Worries – Wall Street’s Blind Spot, K Street’s Greed, and Crazy Street’s Ignorance

Highlighting three concerns as we slide towards what promises to be a truly depressing few weeks. Wall Street’s Blind Spot:  Remember all those Wall Street Players who were confident Romney could win – based at least partly on “insider” access … Continue reading

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The Market is Celebrating a Productivity Revolution. We’re Too Busy Mourning It to Notice…

Publishing this against a deadline so apologies for any typos.  I’ve been doing some thinking around how to think about current market valuations and the outlook.  I’m still doing some work on the widely cited PE/10 valuation argument (spoiler, PE/10 … Continue reading

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My Gov’t Shutdown Fantasies…

OK, so I’ve got fantasies.  I’m not hurting anyone and it’s a free country ain’t it?  (grin).  First a note of resigned reality.  The House Republicans are (of course) acting like lunatics.  What is depressing is that the Senate and … Continue reading

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Stick a Fork in Obama, He May Be Done…

Back in Berkeley in front of a large monitor and a real keyboard.  Hurrah!  I am still hoping against hope that we aren’t just facing 3 years of lame duck flailing about, but one of the most reliable indicators of … Continue reading

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Tech. Probably Down on Shutdown, Up on 3Q Earnings

Mulling over the next month for stocks in general, the TMT world specifically, and my comm equipment holdings in particular.  I expect things to be choppy to nasty through mid-October.  Then we probably head upwards as 3q earnings bring decent … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the American Health Care System in One Anecdote

So I’ve been up in Vermont dealing with a (major but not dire) in law’s health crisis.  This has taken me to the local hospital on a few occasions. When you pull up, there are a series of spaces marked … Continue reading

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What’s the Fed Up to?

I’m in Vermont and dealing with some health problems with the in-laws, so been a bit tough to fit posts in.  I’ve got a backlog of more in-depth analysis (tech and macro) teed up in my mind, but need to … Continue reading

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A Gov’t Shutdown (Before Debt Ceiling Crisis) Looks More Likely

I figure the whole world will write about the Fed today, so thought I’d highlight the other important development. The House Republicans look dead set on de-funding Obamacare as part of the continuing resolution that keeps the government going until … Continue reading

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Tired of Partisanship? Its All C-SPAN’s Fault…

I am starting to wonder if C-Span is the real cause of gridlock in DC.  Specifically, the Sunday night airing of the UK’s Prime Minister’s Questions.  It does seem like at least one clear vector for the increasingly venomous and … Continue reading

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