Posts Tagged ‘trump’

The Border Wall Nonsense

The Border Wall Nonsense

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

Invasive vines creep over the hedge separating my house from my next-door neighbor’s house. Sometimes those vines even touch trees in my yard. That’s why every night I stand on the top of a giant ladder, shouting into a megaphone, straight into their yard. “You’re going to cut those weeds right now! And then you’ll […]

100 Year Bonds In The Trump Era

100 Year Bonds In The Trump Era

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas, Wall Street

The United States does not currently issue bonds with maturities longer than 30 years, but the idea of super long-dated national debt is back in the air. Long-dated, as in bonds due in 100 years. One reason 100-year bonds are kind of neat is that nobody alive right now ever needs to worry about paying […]

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 […]

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 […]

Conflict of Interest and Moral Codes

Conflict of Interest and Moral Codes

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

I was under the impression that we all agreed that government officials should do everything to eliminate both the reality and the appearance of acting for financial gain before, during, and after serving as a public figure. Apparently, that was naïve of me, as President-elect Trump has signalled his plan to turn over his business […]