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Jeremy Bettis
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Astrological Predictions for 2017 http://ritholtz.com/2016/12/astrological-predictions-2015-2/

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They may be a source of awe and wonder, but no, the Stars and Planets will not affect your life in any way . . . Your stars for the year ahead Source: The Poke
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Amy couldn't help herself and bought some baby clothes. The first girl baby clothes in 7 years.
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This Is the Least Important Election of Our Lifetimes http://reason.com/archives/2016/11/04/this-is-the-least-important-election-of

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I feel like this article isn't really addressing the points that I was trying to make to you. Namely that:

1) The president may be (constitutionally) restrained in terms of domestic policy, but in foreign policy they have a much freer hand. They have the ability to start wars or escalate them to a nuclear conflict, before congress would be able to step in and stop them. Also the ability to start a trade war that would have an actual dramatic impact on our lives.
2) Even though the president is restrained on domestic matters, that restraint largely relies on a presidents deference to the constitution. All presidents want to do thing that exceed their power, and some have been known to bend (or even break) laws to get there. My fear is that Trump feels the same way about laws and the constitution as he does about the truth. These things are things are orthogonal and unrelated to him. Many politicians contort the truth and even lie on occasion, Trump invents his own reality each time he walks on to a new stage.

They also make the case that either the republic is strong, or it is already dead. I don't agree with that; I have a feeling that democracy has always been a fragile machine cobbled together from tradition and institutions and public trust/apathy. It would be easier than we think to break it. If Trump is not a Hitler or a Mussolini (I believe him to be the latter), then he is at the very least a Berlusconi, a man who gutted Italy and left it an enduring legacy of increased misogyny, xenophobia and corruption.
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I have a new team. I left Google Payments and transferred to Google Apps Script. Go write some Spreadsheet macros!
Create add-ons for Google Sheets, Docs, or Forms, automate your workflow, integrate with external APIs, and more.
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Having seen what it takes for a large corporation to comply with AML, I totally agree. I don't know how any small business that pays out money does it.
Beginning in the 1970s and 1980s, the federal government (as well as other governments around the world) began to adopt policies based on the idea that crime could be reduced if you somehow could make it very difficult for criminals to use the money they illegally obtain.
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I think small companies basically have to outsource this to big companies (or at least to specialized companies)... which is yet another way in which regulations give big companies advantage over small companies.

There was a recent Economist article about this phenomenon, including some studies that analyze various US business regulations. IIRC, they found that companies with fewer than 50 employees spend dramatically more (like, 2X) on compliance on a per-employee basis than companies with more than 100 employees, and even the big companies were spending thousands per employee per year.

I'm not an anarchist; there are some ways in which markets need to be regulated to offset inherent information asymmetries, but we really need to consider the cost of regulations and what sort of asymmetries they impose.
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Too silly this to not share. So wow the best word.

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Brianna (15) made this cake for Evan's birthday. Totally from scratch, no pattern she just eyeballed it from a photo of Kwazii.
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What will market do under President Trump? And 12 other important investment Q&As When Paul addressed members of the community in a seminar co-sponsored by the Bainbridge Community Foundation on Nov. 3, 2016, he was unable to answer all questions at the time but agreed to do so through this special podcast. Here are the questions addressed on this podcast: 1. What is the best source to determine the asset class of each mutual fund? 2. 8% seems like a high rate of return. Is it really a reasonabl

* Duration: 53:49

* Published: 11/16/16 10:00:57 AM

* Episode Download Link (49 MB): http://paulmerriman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Sound-Investing-11-15-16.mp3

* Show Notes: http://paulmerriman.com/what-will-the-market-do-under-president-trump/

* Episode Feed: Paul Merriman - http://feeds.feedburner.com/PaulMerriman
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Jump to the 50 minutes point, that is about where the Trump bit starts.
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There have been some long discussions on an internal mailing list at work about "How should I change my investments now that Trump won the election." Really? Did you only invest in "ImWithHer" t-shirts?

The attached article gives some historical perspective.
Despite a November surprise, economies and markets are just so much bigger than elected officials and campaigns.
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I'm starting a Financial Peace University class on Sep 25. If you are willing to come to Arvada and want to get out of debt and change your life, then you should come to the class.
Now is the perfect time to take control and make a plan for your money! Financial Peace University has helped millions of families create a budget, get out of debt and learn to spend and save wisely! Sign-up for a local class today!
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