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  2. Who Is Rich?

    Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in September 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again, shoot me a message. Who is rich? This is the per ...

    94 comments - 8 silver bananas - Jan 21 2016 - 3:33pm -

  3. Why does Bernie Sanders hate people who work on Wall Street?

    I don't understand why this guy hates people who work on Wall Street unless he's referring to the people who were shitty subprime lenders. Bernie bernie sanders politics us america trump presidency ...

    227 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 3 2016 - 8:26am -

  4. The 25 Best Fast-Food Chains In America Right Now

    As I was out for lunch, I was curious as to what research there about the "best" fast-food chains in America. That's when I stumbled upon this article. The article states that; Using proprietary data collected by Restaurant Business and its ...

    38 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 20 2017 - 2:39pm -

  5. Education: What the Finnish and Koreans Are Doing Right

    It is no news that the American educational system, in general, has been in trouble. The average American student is known to show poorer test score, higher dropout rate, and lower literacy rate compared to the global benchmark. Recently, Louis Menand wro ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 29 2015 - 8:30am -

  6. Darren Wilson / Mike Brown case

    Or lack there of. How do you all feel about this? It seems like the DA cooked this case from the jump... And they're focusing more on the riots to get people's minds off how bad this case was done.?? america court Race ...

    239 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2014 - 10:59am -

  7. Who Is Poor?

    Andy note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from Sep. 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. Yesterday's conversation about who is rich was so interesting ...

    54 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 21 2012 - 7:45am -

  8. Increasing the Retirement Age

    Maybe this topic is not appropriate for WSO as The Street is known for attracting workaholics. Still I have to ask the question, do you guys really want to be working well into your 70's? According to this Economist article that is precisely the sort ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2011 - 11:56am -

  9. Donald Trump?

    From his recent Comedy Central Roast to the Good Day interview, Donald Trump seems serious about running for office in 2012. When I first heard these speculations, I thought it was bogus and could never see myself taking The Don seriously as a candidate. ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2011 - 6:29pm -

  10. Feudalism in America?

    It's a classic peasant mentality: going into fits of groveling and bowing whenever the master's carriage rides by, then fuming against the Turks in Crimea or the Jews in the Pale or whoever after spending fifteen hard hours in the fields. You kn ...

    22 comments - 7 silver bananas - May 18 2011 - 7:31am -

  11. Is it Time to Short America?

    I've got two midterms on Monday that I've waited until the last minute to study for, so that obviously means I need to go off on a tangent. The more time I spend going to school and/or reading about current events, the more I get the impression ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2012 - 8:04pm -

  12. How far is too far?

    Obama comments about the looks of an AG and he is deemed as a sexist. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/04/ob... Thoughts? When will this political correct bullshit stop? If you have beliefs that people don't agree with you are a bigot(gay ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2013 - 11:53am -

  13. Today's Date

    September 11th. Worthy of it's own paragraph and place in American history. On par with Pearl Harbor, Gettysburgh and the Constitutional Convention...perhaps in time...above them all. A day which we paid verbal attention but never adequately addresse ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 11 2010 - 11:30am -

  14. How Do YOU Celebrate America?

    I thought about trying to write something serious here today, but, I just couldn't. I'm sitting in the sun crushing beers and I just can't bring myself to think about something serious like what the hell is going on in Europe or any other f ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 4 2012 - 4:45pm -

  15. The Future War on Terror

    Late Sunday evenings almost always feel the same way. All the quality shows/games have already ended at this point and this slow feeling of dread starts to come over you as the start of the new work week slowly begins to kick in the closer bedtime comes. ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 24 2011 - 12:06pm -

  16. Skirts in Finance: Why Does Bankerella Hate America?

    Those of you who follow our friends over at Wall Street Oasis may have recently seen a post by a 'female banker', who goes by Bankerella. She recently posted a blog about dating different finance guys, which has garnered some attention lately fo ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2012 - 3:46pm -

  17. FBI: US Colleges Swarming With Spies

    This is an interesting problem that the U.S. government faces. There are a large amount of spies attempting to steal information from U.S. universities and research institutions for both commercial reasons and militaristic reasons. In response, it seems t ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2012 - 3:06pm -

  18. America is not a country, it's just a business.

    Now fuckin' pay me. Just saw Killing Them Softly. This was the last line of the film. Anyone else find themselves agreeing with this point of view? It's fucked up, and kind of depressing... america ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2013 - 9:21pm -

  19. JPMorgan Finance Analyst Development Program VERSUS Bank of America Finance Management Associate Intern Program

    hi, i have offers from both of these positions right now.. i do not know exactly where i want to be 10 years from now, so which position will give me more opportunities on Wall Street.. both positions are corporate finance. If i want to go the Asset Manag ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2010 - 12:31am -

  20. America: Why Aren’t You Protesting?

    As noted by Richard Heinberg on June 22nd, 2011, the media has lacked the ability to connect the economic situations in the Middle East and their uprisings to what is happening in Europe. I would avoid the word "Revolution" in the case of the Mi ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 22 2011 - 5:54pm -

  21. America's priorities unwinding?

    Dealbreaker recently posted an article saying that the median income of the top 200 CEOs in terms of market cap in the US is now $2.2M. I would guess that the median income of the top 200 athletes from football, boxing, soccer, basketball etc is substanti ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2009 - 8:53pm -

  22. I just came

    ball traveled 50 yards sideways in the air.... hook of the century america ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2012 - 4:15pm -

  23. Tajikistan, a Frail Nation-State Amidst the New “Great Game”

    The past two decades since the 1991 collapse of Communism have seen the Russian Federation and the U.S. involved in an updated version of the 19th century's "Great Game' for mastery in Eurasia over the debris field of the former USSR. Not s ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 14 2011 - 1:52pm -

  24. Laissez-faire version of the ACLU?

    Does anyone know of a legal organization that runs libertarian and protects citizens' property rights? I imagine the Koch brothers (and other rich businessmen who don't kowtow to the left) would donate a lot of money to such a thing. There must ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2012 - 8:35pm -

  25. When Will the Chinese Learn?

    Apparently, someone forgot to pass along the message to the Chinese that the most important part of government bond auctions is making sure they can't fail. Bond auctions should function more like Storage wars, where there is always a buyer, than wha ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2013 - 12:46pm -

  26. The Metaphysics of the Economy

    With the economy trudging and sludging along, every self appointed expert has rushed to judgment and prophecy. Now, the press is even reporting on how they're not at fault. Comedy has a way of taking the strangest form. But let's take a step bac ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 3 2010 - 9:49pm -

  27. Pakistan’s Energy Crisis and U.S. Interests

    On 7 October 2001, the opening phase of "Operation Enduring Freedom" U.S. military campaign began, which quickly drove the Taliban and its al-Qaida affiliates from Kabul on 12 November. Since then, 1,760 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanist ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2011 - 7:45pm -

  28. USD...

    I trust you've been watching the US dollar In the last three months, the USD has fallen overall, including against the EUR, JPY and GBP. it's tanking. It's around 1 EUR per 1.39 USD. I don't think I'm alone in expecting that despi ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2010 - 8:28am -

  29. Is America the most optimal place to be an investment banker?

    Business Insider claims that European banks are losing to American ones, a difference most pronounced in fixed income trading, equities trading, and investment banking. I believe that the United States may indeed serve as the optimal place to be an invest ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2016 - 1:10pm -

  30. Face Of A Nation

    If America was a fine maiden, one as pretty as our nation is strong, would she now be in the twilight of her career? At 234 years of age, her face would no doubt show signs of ageing. She'd be slightly bruised and scratched up from a couple of recent ...

    2 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 5 2010 - 8:32pm -

  31. The $50 Trillion Picture

    The picture below is worth a thousand words. And $50 trillion. Financial Assets held by households- Chart This was just released by the Bank of Japan as part of their new "flow of funds" reporting. Basically, it outlines the composition of Japan ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2010 - 12:59am -

  32. Questions on DCF

    I have been learning more and more about DCF 's and other valuation models lately and have two questions that I can't find answers for. Why is weighted average cost of capital used and not marginal cost of capital? Wouldn't marginal cost of ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 3 2010 - 2:48am - Anonymous Monkey

  33. SWEET BRO ALERT: Where to find Busch Light in NYC?

    I've been here 6 hours and I'm bout to take a dump on the Duane Reade counter for not carrying Busch. america frat Booze beer counter-terrorism ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2010 - 8:30pm -

  34. Can the US presidential election be compared to Brexit?

    With only a few hours left till Election Day in the US, the election is being repeatedly compared to Brexit in terms of market reaction. A major shift in the government translates to some major shift in the market, and investors are nervously awaiting the ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Nov 7 2016 - 9:34pm -

  35. The US Finds its Superpower Structure and Capital are Insufficient to Cope with a Transformed World

    The United States of America, in global strategic terms, is tumbling down a series of misadventures, declining in a "step of sighs" through frustrating economic and military endeavours as it discovers that its superpower structures and massive c ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2010 - 4:59pm -

  36. WikiLeaks – State Secrets or Clever Tactics?

    Is the US Government Machiavellian enough to orchestrate the recent brouhaha over the so-called website WikiLeaks, is this a real embarrassment, or will it indeed be damaging as some U.S. diplomats claim? I am not one to support conspiracy theories but wh ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2010 - 3:14pm -

  37. LIVE: Watch As The Final Piece Of One World Trade Center Is Lifted Into Place

    Nice moment for America, cool moment for real estate. http://www.businessinsider.com/live-watch-as-the-s... Construction crews are currently placing the final part of the spire on top of Manhattan's One World Trade Center. The pieces are being lifted ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - May 2 2013 - 11:48am -

  38. TARP / MRI Implications

    Hey Folks, What are your thoughts on the proposed Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP) that Hank Paulson continually is banging on the table this past weekend? The chief concern of most people (including myself) are the necessary oversight measures that wi ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Sep 21 2008 - 10:07pm -

  39. America vs Europe

    Interesting post over at face-time.com on American-European work relations. Interested to hear your thoughts http://www.face-time.com/?p=95 america Banking Europe ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2009 - 5:27pm -