Slope of Hope Blog Posts
Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.
Our Murderous God
This is completely irrelevant to the world of trading, but I’ll just get it off my chest. Below is a short clip from our patron saint. He expresses a sentiment I’ve heard in all-too-many commentaries and comedy routines (which are kind of the same thing, really) which is that the #1 reason for death in the human race is religion.
The Deregulation Myth
I was aghast this week when I read that Trump was going to torpedo the Dodd-Frank regulations. As a people, we learned precious little from the sins that led up to the financial crisis. Famously, not a single person went to jail, and over the past eight years of “healing”, the bankers have simply become richer……..and richer……….and richer. The icing on the cake just came, with the feeble regulations that were enacted to reign them in being sent to the chopping block.
It got me thinking to the last time the government torpedoed well-meaning bank regulations, and that was with the the passing of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley act. This act of Congress, which torched the Glass-Steagall law, established a foundation for the financial crisis that would take place years later.