Tag Archives: Rick Santelli

Peak Tea Party

Rick Santelli, that strange and distasteful little man who reports on the bond and currency markets from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade on CNBC – America’s financial news channel, in spite of Rupert Murdock coming up with one … Continue reading

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Militant Nostalgia

It was too much too fast. At the tail end of the Bush presidency – the second Bush presidency – no one remembers his father – the economy collapsed, catastrophically. All credit froze. There wasn’t even short-term financing available to … Continue reading

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The Softening

If we are to believe Charles Dickens in that Scrooge story, now playing endlessly in many versions on your television, along with Charlie Brown and Frosty and the Grinch, Dickens would have been part of the original Occupy Wall Street … Continue reading

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Lost Labor Day

It’s the mattress sales. That’s how you know it’s Presidents Day or Labor Day – folks on radio and television breathlessly telling you about a great deal on queen sets or something. Some of the ads are urgent – in … Continue reading

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