The Bernard Madoff Scandal

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Money Coaching Monday: The Dark Side of Money

Date: 06/29/2009

When the morning news announced that Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison today, I found myself wanting to do the "happy dance." But I didn't...simply because that first wave of elation quickly subsided into sadness.  No, I'm not sad for Bernie. I am sad about all those people who trusted him with their money who have now lost everything. And, I am sad (and angry!) for those w ...

Related Topics: Bernie Madoffm Madoff Sentencing, Financial Prayers, Financial Problems, Financial Recovery, Spiritual Depression


Blaming "the Jews" for America's Financial Crisis

Date: 06/16/2009

I am not one to worry so much about anti-Semitism, not because it doesn't exist, but because others do it far too much. But a recent study which indicates that 24.6% of Americans blame "the Jews" a moderate amount or more, for our nation's financial problems, is pretty disturbing. Based on the research of Neil Malhotra and Yotam Margalit of Stanford and Columbia Universities, respectively, t ...

Related Topics: Democrats, Anti Semitism, Republicans, Boston Review, Politics, Yotam Margalit, Financial Crisis, The Weekly Standard, Neil Malhotra, Bernard Madoff, Bill Kristol


A Bernie Madoff Schadenfreude Story

Date: 05/24/2009

Schadenfreude - noun satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune. I once had a boss so mean I woke up in dread each morning, and lay awake every night fearfully, fantasizing about what terrors lay ahead for me the next day. She belittled me, berated me, treated me with contempt--even called me stupid to my face. She criticized the quality of my ...

Related Topics: Bernard Madoff, Karma, Office Politics, Schadenfreude, Schadenfreude Definition


FDIC Ponzi scheme?

Date: 04/07/2009

How, um, secure are our federally-insured bank deposits? Rolfe Winkler thinks the federal government is undertaking a massive Ponzi scheme. Excerpt: Conventional wisdom says that financial companies are having trouble borrowing because credit markets are broken. This is dangerously wrong. The credit market itself is fine. It's balance sheets that are broken. They have so little equity relative t ...

Related Topics: Economics, FDIC, Ponzi



Date: 04/06/2009

It has been said that you can meet almost anybody on Facebook. Well, imagine my surprise when I discovered that the Prince of Darkness himself has a Facebook page. Here is the link---- I must say that there is very little surprising about his friends and supporters network, nor it's proverbial mottos-- "fight fire with fire" and "you c ...


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