Auerback Interviews Black: Fraud Ignored

November 14th, 2014
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Econintersect:  Marshall Auerback, Director of Institutional Partnerships at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), recently interviewed William K. Black.  Black, Associate Professor of Economics and Law, University of Missouri Kansas City.  The topic was prosecution of fraud involved in the Great Financial Crisis of 2008.  Black is a particularly suitable person to address this question - he held several top prosecutorial positions during the Savings & Loan crisis 1984-1989.  Video of the 20 minute interview follows the Read more >> jump.

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Updated Investor Alert: Social Media and Investing - Avoiding Fraud

November 14th, 2014
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from the Securities and Exchange Commission

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to help investors be better aware of fraudulent investment schemes that may involve social media. U.S. retail investors are increasingly turning to social media, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and other online networks for information about investing. Whether it be for research on particular stocks, background information on a broker-dealer or investment adviser, guidance on an overall investing strategy, up-to-date news, or to simply discuss the markets with others, social media has become a key tool for U.S. investors.

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What Commercial Aircraft will Look Like in 2050

November 14th, 2014
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by Ashley Dove-Jay, The Conversation

The aircraft industry is expecting a seven-fold increase in air traffic by 2050, and a four-fold increase in greenhouse gas emissions unless fundamental changes are made. But just how “fundamental” will those changes need to be and what will be their effect on the aircraft we use?

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Chrome Beats Firefox in Battle for No. 2

November 14th, 2014
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by Felix Richter, Statista.com

On November 9, 2004, Mozilla released the first version of Firefox.

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Crash, Boom, Pop! One Challenge Met, Another Started

November 14th, 2014
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Econintersect:  Just two days ago our article on the new project has the objective of making the introduction to economics as easy as reading a comic book but as meaningful as the focus on observation and measurement of systems can make it.  In that artcle it was mentioned that a sponsor had issued a challenge for $2,000 if 35 donors made pledges before Friday.  The challenge was met the first day.  Now another sponsor has a new challenge to donate another $1,000 if 100 additional pledges are made by Saturday (15 November). 


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