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The Legal Framework of Mobile Payments: Gaps, Ambiguities, and Overlap

In a September 22, 2016, post on this blog, available here, Professor Wulf Kaal asked in the title to his piece, “What Happens When Technology Is Faster Than the Law?”  He noted that while “innovation driven by science and technology is accelerating, …Federal and state agencies’ regulatory processes have slowed down.” 858 more words

Finance & Economics

Get You, Duckie!

Fear has a long history, and the idea of control-by-fear has a history that’s only five minutes less than that. Keeping control of a pack of hominids by being the biggest and nastiest was a simple step and an easy one to cope with.

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Why Should The Fed Accelerate the Pace of Rate Hikes In 2017?

 The American Central Bank, also called the FED, has only two monetary policy meetings (FOMC) left before the end of 2016: on the 1st and 2nd of November and on the 13th and 14th of December. 505 more words


The Myth of the Rational Voter, and the Honest Economist

There is an excellent “Opinion” piece in today’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal. It is titled, “A Vote for Trump Is a Vote for Growth… 694 more words

Those Stubborn Facts: Lowering the Bar for Booms

“The nation’s manufacturing sector is actually booming, even if many people don’t realize it.”

– CNN Money, October 20, 2016

U.S. real manufacturing production since 2007 pre-recession peak: -4.29% 126 more words


The U.S. Dollar - Public Enemy #1

By David Nelson, CFA

A myriad of factors seem to be colliding forcing some of the world’s top strategists to the sidelines. The approaching election, a confused Fed and stretched valuations weigh on sentiment as the markets here continue to churn forcing investors to bounce from one sector to the next searching for the Holy Grail. 439 more words

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