- Wal-Mart, are they just a scam? (heister)
I have been interested in how Wal-Mart makes money, so I have been looking into the company. I have come to the conclusion that it is nothing more than a scam. Wal-Mart isn't a real independent company considering their payroll cost relies almost ...
Forum topic - bortz911 - Apr 21 2014 - 8:30am - 18 comments
- Wall Street Welfare Queens
Who's in the mood for a little thought exercise today? Because I came across this Bloomberg piece that claims Wall Street banks get an $83 billion annual taxpayer subsidy and, when you look at it the way they do, it's hard to disagree. The piece ...
Blog entry - Edmundo Braverman - Mar 4 2013 - 8:45pm - 100 comments
- Governments and Value II: Subsidies and Value
In my last post, I looked at the negative effects on equity value of the threat of government expropriation (nationalization). In this one, I want to focus on the more benign (and perhaps positive) impact that governments can have the values of some ...
Blog entry - Aswath Damodaran - Apr 27 2012 - 6:08pm - 6 comments
- Ethanol: Where do you stand?
I love Brazil. I hate tree huggers. But being that it is the season of caring and sharing, I am willing to make an exception if for one day, only. In light of today's news that U.S. car makers and engine manufacturers are challenging the E.P.A's ...
Blog entry - Midas Mulligan Magoo - Dec 20 2010 - 12:39pm - 41 comments
- The Price of Subsidies
How much do subsidies actually cost? What is the intrinsic, inherent, implicit, etc...value of having them around? A while back I hit on a subject which has always fascinated me. Cotton markets are both hugely important and hugely ignored in our ...
Blog entry - Midas Mulligan Magoo - Nov 11 2010 - 12:21pm - 6 comments
- Wind Power and Renewables Under Fire over Corruption and Shortcuts
Wind energy business comes under fire over subsidies and corruption. We also look at the Obama administration’s geothermal program, climategate and renewable energy issues. Full article at: Renewable Energy ...
Blog entry - oilprice - Feb 3 2010 - 6:41pm