Author Archive: Jermaine Taylor

The Huntsman Paradox

The Huntsman Paradox

Courtesy of Jon2012.com What’s Jon Huntsman Jr. to do? While the former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China seems to be roundly liked by many on both the left and right, his poll numbers suggest that he has little, if any, chance...

 

Not Too Big To Fail

Flexibility and growth.  Those are the two words being repeatedly talked about as a chief justification for the Private Company Flexibility and Growth Act (H.R. 2167) currently making its way through Congress.  The legislation would strike...

 

Regulation: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Regulation: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein/Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Take a look around.  Everyone’s  angry.  The 99% are upset that they haven’t been getting their fair share.  The 1% is angry at the suggestion that its own share has...

 

Consumer Lending Institutions Face Strong Headwinds

Consumer Lending Institutions Face Strong Headwinds

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan/Courtesy of Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce It seems that banks have been taking a battering in the current post-recession climate as a potentially fatal cocktail of uncertainly arising from the European...

 

What Every Start-Up Can (And Should) Learn From Groupon

What Every Start-Up Can (And Should) Learn From Groupon

  Dan Frommer, Business Insider Groupon was the latest Internet juggernaut to IPO this year after LinkedIn did so back in March, officially going public after a long-awaited, much-scrutinized and oftentimes much-maligned road to the stock...

 

Beyond Meredith Whitney

From a bird’s eye view of recent headlines, it seems an awful lot of people are focused on beating Meredith Whitney’s dire 2010 forecasts for the municipal bond market. In a recent commentary, “Time’s Up Meredith Whitney, Muni Prediction...

 

What if… ?

What if… ?

What if Democrats and Republicans could come together to present as united a front on solving the country’s economic problems as they have, for all intents and purposes, on foreign policy? If you recall, when Barack Obama defeated Republican...

 

Separate But Equal?

Separate But Equal?

Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons In a op-ed last week in the Times, columnist Joe Nocera, in an article titled “Why We Need For-Profit Colleges,” comes to the defense of the embattled institutions, which have been increasingly...

 

What Answer Would Our Founding Fathers Choose?

In an August op-ed entitled “What is the stock market telling us?” in the Washington Post, Liaquat Ahamed writes: When the stock market zigs and zags its way to a 12 percent loss in three weeks, wiping out $2.5 trillion in wealth,...

 

The bigger they are…

You know what they say about things that sound too good to be true: they probably are. In recent days, the trouble experienced by many in the economy, from the average American to institutional investors, can best be seen in the persistent drubbings...