Some blame Cantor’s primary loss to an obscure economics professor on Cantor’s inattention to his Virginia district. Others cite immigration or Cantor’s establishment posture and Wall Street ties. I blame Ronald Reagan.
Any hedge-fund manager who wants to pursue the calming strategy obviously needs new, superior stress relieving techniques, unknown to the weaker individuals whose anxiety he seeks to exploit. Here are a few secret strategies, unknown to the larger investing public, used by only the most successful hedge-fund managers, myself included.
The entertainment world has yielded a new billionaire, this time from the sphere of sports. Forbes’s Mike Ozanian reports that Michael Jordan has increased his ownership stake in the Charlotte Hornets enough to put his personal worth over the billion-dollar mark.
Once again, Tesla Motors’ founder Elon Musk has grabbed auto-industry headlines, this time for hinting at a broad patent release that could mean making Tesla’s electric cars more “open source.” It may seem a head-scratcher that a company whose success depends on its cutting-edge technology would give away its secrets, but as usual, there is a method to Musk’s madness.
The situation was made worse by a 2012 match-fixing scandal that resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of players, referees and even the former head of China’s soccer association. Far from enhancing the credibility of China’s soccer culture, the crackdown seemed to damage it further.
It has been clear for some time that the withdrawal of troops doesn’t absolve the U.S. of all its responsibilities to Iraq — nor did it magically disappear the U.S.’s interests there. In the context of Mosul, what does this mean?
Sexual assault isn’t about Obama or trigger warnings or millennials. The sooner we accept that it happens to innocent people, the sooner we can stop accusing victims of causing their own pain and the sooner we can stop underqualified college administrators from treating sexual assault like some kind of campus hijinx.
Politico has obtained documents revealing that the team hired lobbying firm McGuireWoods Consulting to work on “discussions of team origins, history and traditions, Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and youth sports, activities of Original Americans’ Foundation” — all of which seems like a lot of work to convince people your racist name isn’t racist.
If I were in charge of the McDonald’s farm of weird “brand ambassadors,” I’d have a message for the mascots: Ron, stop taking selfies and start focusing on the food. Happy, just stop. You’re scaring away the next generation of Mickey D’s fast-food loyalists.
Financial Football: An Economic Guide to Brazil's World Cup
With the World Cup upon us, Bloomberg View has asked some special guests from competing nations to write about their teams, their chances of success in Brazil, and how their squad tells us something about their national economies.
NRA leader Wayne LaPierre has proved willing to shout like a man on fire to stake his claim to gun-rights radicalism. But like Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell — and some of McConnell’s former colleagues knocked out of their seats by Tea Party challengers — there is always someone to LaPierre’s right.
Why are telecom services in the U.S. so unconscionably awful? Sure they’re expensive, but at least they areslow and unreliable! We invented most of the technologies so why are they so superior in other countries?
I, too, was censored not for the content of my work, but because I am a person who insists on the facts, who wants an admission of history and who has constantly voiced these concerns on the Internet. These are all sins in China today — especially now, with this anniversary upon us.
For the past quarter century, China’s leaders have told themselves and their citizens a very particular story about Tiananmen Square: that the violent tactics used on June 4, 1989, “worked.” That’s adelusion China can no longer afford.
Our phone number is on the National Do Not Call Registry, but those rules for telemarketers don’t apply to political campaigns. The folks who make the laws aren’t about to do away with a technique that works.
There is no satisfactory way to deal with the sudden appearance of thousands of children at the border. To address the root causes — poverty, lawlessness and violence in Central America — will take many years.
Don’t knock Apple Inc. for not showing off, or even promising, any breakthrough devices at yesterday’s Worldwide Developers Conference. It is otherwise occupied, building a Disneyesque castle designed to hold its customers captive as long as possible.
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," said National Rifle Association chieftain Wayne LaPierre. Unless, apparently, the good guy with a gun is in Texas and obeying the state’s open-carry law while hunting down some Mexican food or a cup of joe.
We live increasingly virtual lives. We are our Facebook profiles, our iTunes libraries, our Amazon wish lists, our Dropbox files, our Twitter feeds. Online, we’re permanent, intangible, immortal. So what happens when we die?
I hope it’s not true that Apple’s next big bet will be on the “Internet of things.” The concept is a useless and dangerous one, and now Apple’s powerful marketing machine may join Google’s in selling it as progress.
Sometimes it seems as if divine intervention is the only option left for Israelis and Palestinians who want peace. But there’s another spot the pope could have visited for a glimpse of optimism amid the deadlocked peace negotiations.
Organized labor is seething, with teachers, bus drivers, bank tellers and police staging strikes. Squatters seize empty buildings while slum dwellers ignore orders to evacuate neighborhoods slated for sports arenas. On any given day, the air is thick with smoke from city buses that irate protestors set ablaze.
The scandal over alleged secret waiting lists at the Department of Veterans Affairs is many different stories at once: human capriciousness, bureaucratic collapse, political brinkmanship. But it is also, unavoidably, a story about money — specifically, whether the VA has enough of it to spend on veterans’ care.