Geithner Redux: More Will be Learned From Starr International Co., Inc. v. United States, Case No. 11-00779(C) (Fed. Cl.)October 1st, 2014 | © Elliott R. Morss, Ph.D.
Not many have heard of the Starr lawsuit against the US government. It is a very interesting case and should provide new information on why AIG was forced to pay off banks in full. This was done even after AIG representatives said they thought they could get banks to settle for 60 cents on the dollar.
Some are suggesting the Eurozone is finally recovering. There are two problems with this statement: The Eurozone is a set of disparate countries; some are doing a lot better than others.
The fraudulent, criminal acts of large banks led directly to the 2008 global depression. Have things gotten better? Are depositors safer than they were in 2008? This article concludes most of the regulations intended to make banks safer will have little or no impact.
Paul Samuelson argued picking stocks was a random exercise: relative to the market, any stock pick was just as likely to go up as down. Nevertheless, many so-called investment gurus pick stocks. The article reviews the picks of five leading investment writers.