Legal Realism - Or - What I am Most Worried About Today

Legal Realism – Or – What I am Most Worried About Today

By The Banker | Blog Posts

My favorite financial blogger is Matt Levine on Bloomberg. My favorite course in college was called Legal Realism. The mashup of these two personal favorites this morning – to explain my deepest fears about the election results – are worth reading. Take it away, Matt: Hmm. The summer before I started law school, 15 years [&hellip

Trump Wins. Markets Panic. Why?

Trump Wins. Markets Panic. Why?

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Investing, Personal Finance, Wall Street

Stock markets worldwide will drop significantly tomorrow, and throughout the rest of the week, as US and global investors recalibrate their expectations of the United States due to the little-anticipated Donald Trump victory in today’s Presidential election. Stock Market From an individual investor perspective, I suddenly have deep regrets about two pieces of 100% rock-solid [&hellip

School Finance And My Tax Bill

School Finance And My Tax Bill

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Taxes, Texas

I got my real estate tax bill in the mail recently, and noted with horror that more than half of my annual chunk of flesh goes to my local school district. That chunk for schools got 16 percent bigger this year compared to last year, and on November 8th we’re being asked to vote yes [&hellip

Book Review: Rome In The Late Republic, by Mary Beard and Michael Crawford

Book Review: Rome In The Late Republic, by Mary Beard and Michael Crawford

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Inequality

Just some light reading in the final weekend before the US Presidential election. I checked Rome In The Late Republic by Mary Beard and Michael Crawford out of the library in an obvious despair-at-the-fall-of-the-West kind of mood. The first thing I learned is that the specific years of the “Late Republic” are in dispute and might span [&hellip

Audio Post - Credit Fraud

Audio Post – Credit Fraud

By The Banker | Audio Posts

I just really enjoyed this episode of the podcast “Criminal,” episode 51, so decided to repost it here. Most people with bad credit are not victims of identity theft. But for those who are victims of identity, its obviously a nightmare. The nightmare described in this podcast is even worse than most. “The Money Tree” [&hellip