Book Review: The Making Of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston

Book Review: The Making Of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston

By The Banker | Book Reviews

David Cay Johnston covered Trump as a journalist for thirty years, in the course of reporting on the Atlantic City beat. He presents in The Making of Donald Trump a greatest hits of the President’s business life. And by greatest hits, I actually mean the lowlights of his behavior with women, with business partners, with […]

Never Buy A Time Share

Never Buy A Time Share

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Personal Finance, Texas

Oh time share, time share! How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways. I hate the way you are sold. I hate they way timeshares give the appearance of an ‘investment,’ when they are in fact the opposite of an investment. I hate the way financially distressed people buy you. I’ve previously urged […]

Book Review: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Book Review: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

By The Banker | Book Reviews

One version of a business book – the kind I don’t recommend – consists of a series of Powerpoint-ready bromides matched to business anecdotes and sports analogies about achieving success, explaining the keys to the author’s path. The author did well, here’s the path, so you should try it as well. A better version of […]

Carbon Dividends?

Carbon Dividends?

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Taxes, Texas

Earlier this month, a blue ribbon panel of US statesmen released “The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends,” as a way to address climate change, reduce US regulations, and to provide additional funds for working-class people. The first interesting thing about the proposal is to note the resumes of the authors, each of whom boasts serious […]

On Regulations - The Cato Warning

On Regulations – The Cato Warning

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Taxes, Texas

We need to get more sophisticated in our conversation on government regulation, or interference, in private business. Despite President Trump’s statements and possibly intentions to the contrary, we’re witnessing a massive increase in federal interference in civil society. A simple way to understanding business-versus-regulation is this: Businesses usually resist the extra cost and hassle of […]