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The moral of the story is that the governorship of Arkansas is an audition for hell for terrible people, Democrat and Republican alike.

Jan 23
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During World War II, the Army tried to figure out how little they could get away with feeding the soldiers in order to conserve food (or, more generously, to determine the ideal calorie content for what would, after the war, become the Meal, Combat, Individual.) Read more

Jan 23
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I’m with you. I have an accounting degree and found to my horror a couple of years into my education that actual accounting work made my skin crawl. But it was too late to turn back at that point, so I figured “as long as I have a debt that I don’t have any real hope of paying off, might as well at least get a college Read more

Jan 23
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You pretty much nailed it. America is a nation of people who profess to be good Christians and then completely forget the part about love thy neighbor. Read more

Jan 23
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I’ve been “the fraud detection guy” for two different companies (a bank and a retailer.) The hot second someone starts grilling me about what I think fraud would be, I’d be watching and counting every red cent of everything they had their hands on from that point forward. Read more

Jan 23
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If I had a good Speyside single malt on demand along with someone willing to be beaten senseless and possibly also a pair of boxing gloves when the Drunken Monster came out (I am a brutally violent drunk, which is why I’ve been sober since 1996), I might well fall off the wagon.

Jan 23
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That’s fair (and correct), and that’s why I’m a comments-section gadfly and not a professional finance journalist. Read more

Jan 23
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If you could “easily” beat the market, everyone would do it. Day traders and system gamblers all think they’ve got it figured out, but I have both a finance minor on my accounting degree (and I was a semester’s worth of FIN electives shy of a dual-major had I decided it was worth the extra effort) and years of Read more

Jan 23
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The problem with democratization is that everything is reduced to the level of at best the median and at worst the lowest-intelligence participant in whatever’s being democratized. Read more

Jan 23
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He wouldn’t have made himself the franchisee. He’d have put Don Jr. or Eric in charge of it to give them something to do while still enriching his family.

Jan 23
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The problem with “the only folks that were hurt” is that it discounts the exact reasons why laws are in place to prevent these sorts of shenanigans. Read more

Jan 23
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The funniest possible outcome for Barron Trump would be if he continues to grow at a freaky rate and ends up power forward or center-sized... Read more

Jan 23
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Furthermore, long-term, nobody ever beats the market. You can beat the house in the short term and have a lucky run, just like any casino, but in the end, the entire market economy is more efficient and more effective than any individual or even sizeable group unless they’re a criminal enterprise, and even they Read more

Jan 23
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The biggest lesson he taught us was “always keep at least 51% of the shares of your company”.” Read more

Jan 23
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In point of fact, it may technically qualify as a crime. Securities law prohibits what’s known as a “pump-and-dump” scheme*, and one presumes that once this group of Redditors forces the short sellers to buy to cover the squeeze, they’ll sell their own holdings and pop the bubble themselves. Read more

Jan 22
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Oh, this one is easy. (note: prerequisities for this involve installing a deep fryer in the White House kitchen and being able to obtain frozen bags of fries from McDonald’s) Read more