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.
For months now, it’s been the same. All weekend long, one headline after another of horrible news………….(more…)
Many of you know the name David Stockman. He was Ronald Reagan’s famous budget director for the “Reagan Revolution” , a Congressman, a money manager, and author of what I consider the greatest business book ever written, The Great Deformation. He is, incidentally, a paying member of the Slope of Hope, and I have had the pleasure of corresponding with him.
As my over-the-top review of his book suggests, I consider Mr. Stockman a stunningly superb writer. Besides his excellent books, he also writes a five-times-a-week missive called Contra Corner, of which I am a dues-paying member. He wrote me about a week ago and suggested Slopers might find it appealing, as I do, so he suggested (unprompted by me) promoting Contra Corner here on Slope. I readily agreed.
Here is his “pitch” below. I am, let’s just say, a thrifty soul, and Contra Corner is the ONLY thing I subscribe to. I’d urge you to consider signing up, since he offers a vantage point I don’t think you can get anywhere else. So here’s David……………(more…)
We all know the fable about Joseph Kennedy hearing his shoeshine boy brag about his gains in the stock market, and him immediately dumping all his shares since it was clear there was some kind of peak at hand. Thanks to /wsb, we are confronted with an army of shoeshine boys on a daily basis.(more…)
Perhaps you heard that Parasite had an amazing night at the Oscars. But you knew that it would, since I sang high praise for the movie back in November (“….. this is definitely a new favorite.”) You can always count on Slope to stay ahead of the curve!