on the end of poverty:
not sure whether it's a commonality with all documentaries these days, but most of them try so hard to to find one party that could be blamed for all of the problems under question.
maybe it's just the preview, and the movie itself is more insightful, but to me it felt...
WSJ: Cottage Industry of Filmmakers Targets The Combative Director
WSJ had an interesting piece on the topic a few weeks ago, see below.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
OCTOBER 23, 2009
Michael Moore: A Love Story? Not So Much
Michael Moore: A Love Story? Not So Much - WSJ.com
FLINT, Mich. --...
i agree with people who mentioned logistical/legal hurdles with this option.
Additionally, there's an issue with "why?". It's not like NYC lacks top talent (professional or academic) and people need to go elsewhere to tap it (a la going to Italy to learn landscape painting). if anything, we...
"This is a crisis caused by business decisions. This isn't the result of pointy-headed guys from fancy schools who didn't understand volatility or correlation."
thanks, Andy; hopefully, general public will finally start seeing things a bit deeper, through the headlines dominating the media...
couple of sources
The City recently announced an initiative to launch three seed funds totalling ~$9-10M.
NYCEDC is requesting proposals from fund managers and will be structuring the funds for the next few months. The Funds will most likely begin to make investments in the fall of 2009...
re 2), i heard a lot that companies guard notoriously their proprietary information. now imagine a situation when you have a problem/question with your R at work and need some help. you post on one of the open forums, and some dude responds - sure, i'll be happy to help, can you send me your...
FEBRUARY 17, 2009
Brokerages Tighten Hedge Fund Financing
By SUSAN PULLIAM and JENNY STRASBURG
Brokerage firms are reducing financing and other services to hundreds of hedge funds, in a move that could accelerate the...
HOW CAN YOU MISS THIS????
Madoff fund may have made no trades
Published: January 16, 2009 - 1:08 pm
(AP) - The investment fund run by disgraced money manager Bernard Madoff may not have made even a single trade, a new twist in the scandal around an alleged $50 billion fraud that has...
there will always be wackos predicting the end of the world (Nostradamus: 2012 series start on History Channel in a few days), so no surprises here.
an interesting thing is that the story is being endorsed by the official media.
to me it's just another tactic to divert attention from inner...