Tag Archives: Bloomberg Businessweek

The 2013 Jealousy List: The 41 Best Stories (and One Book) We Didn’t Write

Businessweek – In this season of relentless kindness, envy is often sadly neglected. Which is why we bring you the First Annual Jealousy List, a compilation of the great pieces of journalism in 2013 that left Bloomberg Businessweek’s staff sick with resentment.

“Bay Watched: How San Francisco’s Entrepreneurial Culture Is Changing the Country”
It took me two subway commutes to finish this story by Nathan Heller for the New Yorker, and the morning I did, I ran over to Bryant Urstadt’s desk and said, “I’m soooo jealous of this story.” more> http://tinyurl.com/mkjpaqq

The Death Certificate Of The Paper Dollar: Where To Next?

BOOK REVIEW
Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, Author: James Rickards.

Paper Money Collapse, Author: Detlev Schlichter.

The New Gold Standard, Author: Paul Nathan.

Monetary Revolution USA, Author: Dave Redick.

Fixing the Dollar Now: Why US Money Lost Its Integrity and How We Can Restore It, Author: Dr. Judy Shelton.

By Ralph Benko – The Bank of England‘s Financial Stability Paper No. 13, Reform of the International Monetary and Financial System, reported at Bloomberg BusinessWeek and reviewed here, is being seen by many monetary policy observers around the world as the “coroner’s report” on the death of the world dollar standard.

What’s next? Presciently, at the watershed October 5-6 Heritage Foundation Conference on a Stable Dollar: Why We Need It and How to Achieve It, Forbes‘ editor-in-chief  Steve Forbes called for escalating the discourse from “whether” we should restore the gold standard to “how” to do so. The floodgates open. more> http://is.gd/sI5Y5Q

Bloomberg’s Plan for World Domination

By Nick Summers – As most of the news industry withers, Bloomberg is booming. Terminal money, which accounts for 80 percent of revenue, has helped the company hire more reporters and editors than anyone else on the planet–more than 2,700 of them–over the last 20 years, from Abuja, Nigeria, to Zagreb, Croatia. More recently it has launched powerful new tools for lobbyists, lawmakers, and other power brokers. Long averse to acquisitions, Bloomberg has also started buying up things it covets, like Businessweek magazine and, just this August, the legal-political research behemoth BNA. There is talk that the Financial Times might be its next meal. more> http://tinyurl.com/6wyclz6