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Author: William K. Black

Dimon Does Davos – Bill Black

If, as an effort at satire, I had written the story that the New York Times’ “Deal Book” has just written about what JPMorgan’s board of directors has just actually done, people would have dismissed my piece as absurdly over the top. The board has decided to increase Jamie Dimon’s compensation substantially. The reason the board gives (in leaks to Deal Book) must have resonated with Deal Book because it is the theme song that Deal Book has been singing for months, another “‘somebody done Dimon wrong’ song.”

What is the U.S. Media up to in its Coverage of Ecuador?

In the Washington Consensus praised that focus government expenditures on health, education, and infrastructure. The policies also champion an idea most identified with the conservative economist Hernando de Soto – making it far easier for entrepreneurs to start new businesses. President Correa is the leader who continues to surprise his friends and foes by taking steps that make economic sense even if they are identified with the “right” while keeping a relentless focus on the needs of the poor. That focus on the poor comes from Correa’s Catholic social justice beliefs that the Pope has recently been returning to centrality.

What Would It Take To Get Andrew Ross Sorkin To Call For Jamie Dimon To Resign? Bill Black

What Would It Take To Get Andrew Ross Sorkin To Call For Jamie Dimon To Resign?

By William K. Black I have concluded that the journalists who write for the New York Times’ “Deal Book” are incapable of embarrassment or introspection.  I have waited in vain for Andrew Ross Sorkin to make a New Year’s resolution … Continue reading

What Would It Take To Get Andrew Ross Sorkin To Call For Jamie Dimon To Resign?

We have Passed the Economic Tipping Point in Achieving Marriage Equality – Bill Black

A number of experts in law and state politics have written to emphasize the enormous slog that lies ahead for proponents of marriage equality. As a lawyer who knows a bit about politics I share their concerns. But employing my economics “hat” I wish to offer this encouragement – we have passed the tipping point in economics that ensures eventual success in securing marriage equality throughout the United States.

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