Solyndra Columns on Townhall

  • Mike Shedlock - Hiding Unemployment - Mish Exclusive

    Hiding Unemployment - Mish Exclusive

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I was wondering if you would hazard an estimate as to the current number of unemployed who have exhausted all benefits. I know BLS and Department of Labor doesn’t keep track of that population.
  • Lincoln Brown - Hollywood's Fight Game

    Hollywood's Fight Game

    Lincoln Brown
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    These are the same millionaires calling for higher taxes on everyone else. These are the same people that build permanent ski resorts and fight against temporary gas wells. These are the new Marie Antoinettes telling you to have a bite of cake.
  • Michael Vodicka - Royal Gold, Inc. - Momentum

    Royal Gold, Inc. - Momentum

    Michael Vodicka
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Royal Gold, Inc. (RGLD) has seen huge gains over the last two months, with shares up as much as 30% as gold hit a series of new all-time highs. With estimates on the rise and gold fever running strong, this Zacks #1 Rank stock is at the top of the momentum chart.
  • Jeff  Carter - The Chinese Don’t Want Greek Bonds

    The Chinese Don’t Want Greek Bonds

    Jeff Carter
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There is a possibility of the Eurobond actually happening. German chancellor Merkel said to save Greece she would consider it. Previous to that she was against a Eurobond.
  • Bill Tatro - A Flat Business Tax

    A Flat Business Tax

    Bill Tatro
    Posted: 9/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Applying a flat corporate tax would take incredible fortitude by politicians because the pressure would be enormous just from those same corporations alone. However, in order to create jobs, it will require thinking outside the box and resisting all outside pressure.
  • Bob Goldman - Happiness Is Now a Requirement at Work

    Happiness Is Now a Requirement at Work

    Bob Goldman
    Posted: 9/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Apparently, the researchers actually believe there are people who do not simply endure their work, but actually receive "joy and excitement." You could call these people happy, or you could call them delusional. Either way, they're not you. Not even close.
  • Mike Shedlock - Taxing the Dead

    Taxing the Dead

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 9/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Raising taxes on the dead cannot possibly help. Yet, that is precisely what Germany, the IMF, and the EU want Greece to do.
  • Political  Calculations - Projection: Hard Landing for Obama Next Fall

    Projection: Hard Landing for Obama Next Fall

    Political Calculations
    Posted: 9/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Economic growth is unlikely to continue very far into 2012 however, as the quarterly dividends per share currently expected to be paid out declines for both the second and fourth quarters of 2012.
  • Jack Bouroudjian - 9/11 Hit Financial Markets Hard, Personally

    9/11 Hit Financial Markets Hard, Personally

    Jack Bouroudjian
    Posted: 9/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    My first reaction was to call Vinny McLaughlin and Denny DeCore, who were at the Nomura offices across the street from the WTC, at the world Financial Center. I asked them if they could see what was happening and if they were safe.
  • Jeff  Carter - Groupon, Zynga and Krugman's Frothy Valuations

    Groupon, Zynga and Krugman's Frothy Valuations

    Jeff Carter
    Posted: 9/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Speaking of immature and overvalued, Paul Krugman wrote a column in the NY Times about 9/11 over the weekend. It was typical Krugman. Full of angst and why America deserved to be attacked on 9/11. He also politicized the after effects of 9/11.
  • John Ransom - Obama's Solyndra Loans "Number One Priority" for House Investigating Committee Since Feb.

    Obama's Solyndra Loans "Number One Priority" for House Investigating Committee Since Feb.

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The House Energy Committee has been investigating the loan for months. Sources with knowledge of the intentions of the House Energy Committee have said that the investigation into Solyndra has been the committee’s “number one priority” since February of 2011. Their focus shows that they believe some level of wrong-doing was committed high up in the administration in regard to the loans.
  • Stewart Scott - Libya After Gadhafi: Transitioning from Rebellion to Rule

    Libya After Gadhafi: Transitioning from Rebellion to Rule

    Stewart Scott
    Posted: 9/12/2011 12:08:00 AM EST
    As the experiences of recent years in Iraq and Afghanistan have vividly illustrated, it is far easier to depose a regime than it is to govern a country. It has also proved to be very difficult to build a stable government from the remnants of a long-established dictatorial regime.
  • Crista Huff - The Age of the Cautious Stock Investor

    The Age of the Cautious Stock Investor

    Crista Huff
    Posted: 9/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    When an investor is earning a 4% yield from a stock, he/she is much less likely to panic and sell that stock during a market correction than if the stock paid no dividend at all. Fewer people selling in a panic means fewer ugly share price fluctuations.
  • Chris Poindexter - Europe...Again

    Europe...Again

    Chris Poindexter
    Posted: 9/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Watching the situation in Greece is like watching a long, predictable stage play. You already know how it’s going to end and it’s painful wading through lines you’ve heard a hundred times until we get there. You find yourself wishing for a cosmic fast forward button.
  • John Ransom - Paul Krugman is Insane

    Paul Krugman is Insane

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    This is not a country that has a great fear of expressing itself. We have way too much self-love for that. If we were secretly ashamed, we’d go on Oprah and proclaim our secret shame to the world, as many liberals like Krugman have done. Or we'd write a book about it.
  • Bob Beauprez - How Low Can We Sink?

    How Low Can We Sink?

    Bob Beauprez
    Posted: 9/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    OK; that's traditional Keynesian philosophy. The theory being that lower rates get capital moving again in the languishing economy. But, if lower interest rates are the magic elixir for our economic woes, it looks like the market already beat the Fed to the punch, and still the economy is stagnant.
  • Mike Shedlock - Obamaplan II. Bigger. Badder. No Cuts.

    Obamaplan II. Bigger. Badder. No Cuts.

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 9/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama wants to spend $447 billion on a stimulus plan that will not stimulate a thing. Will any of it pass? The consensus is Expect 'Yes' on Tax Cuts, 'No' Elsewhere.
  • Jack Bouroudjian - Dude, Where's My Job?

    Dude, Where's My Job?

    Jack Bouroudjian
    Posted: 9/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I believe something similar is taking place among twenty-somethings on college campuses around the country today. There are many young men and women out there who, like my son, can no longer defend the choice they made in 2008. They’ve seen the prosperity-killing results of big government, unchecked spending and higher taxes first hand, and they’re ready for change.
  • Stewart Scott - Why al Qaeda Is Unlikely To Execute Another 9/11

    Why al Qaeda Is Unlikely To Execute Another 9/11

    Stewart Scott
    Posted: 9/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As the past few years have demonstrated, there are almost certainly grassroots jihadists operating in small cells or as lone wolves who are presently planning attacks. In fact, we know that since at least 1990 there has not been a time when some group of grassroots jihadists somewhere in the United States has not been planning some kind of attack.
  • Mike Shedlock - Will Markets Buy Government Lies?

    Will Markets Buy Government Lies?

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 9/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In spite of the fact most of us realize lies will not help, and most often makes matters worse, governments repeatedly resort to lies, platitudes, and wishful thinking when they get caight in a jam.


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