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Performance Assessment for Investment Ideas on Thoughtsworththinking.net at 2010 Stock Market Close

In her classic novels The Foutainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand distinguished between people who make choices based on their own objective observations, and “second-handers” – people who are more apt to follow the opinions of other people than their own just because those other people are popular. The case I want to make is…

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Obama vs. Romney: An Early Election 2012 Analysis

Now that the 2010 congressional mid-term elections are over, investors are naturally turning their head to the next big contest on the political horizon:  Who will win the White House in 2012?  While it’s obviously too early to make a serious prediction, a confluence of political and economic factors show why the President could face…

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U.S. Military Personnel Should Stand With Their Federal Civilian Counterparts on the Federal Pay Freeze

The author of Thoughtsworththinking.net believes that President’s Obama’s approach to freezing the pay of federal employees is flawed, and calls on members of the United States’ armed forces to stand with their colleagues in the civilian federal service in the discussion to address the proposed federal emplyee pay freeze. Federal civilian employees include FBI, Secret…

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Book Review: Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries

It’s all about reputation.  That’s the argument Stanford professor Michael Tomz makes – and credibly supports – in this 241 page work.  Released in 2007 before the financial crisis, Reputation and International Cooperation:  Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries is a serious but readable academic study of sovereign debt that says a lot about how sovereign…

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Michelle Rhee Will Return

Thoughtsworththinking.net applauds the public service career of Michelle Rhee, who today announced her departure as Chancellor of Washington, D.C.’s public schools. Rhee used rigorous methods to assess school and student performance, big bonuses to reward star teachers, and aggressive management changes to bring in principals who could make a difference.  She didn’t spend too much…

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