Monthly Archives: June 2015

The end game or a new beginning for Greece? We have seen all this before

Originally posted on The Market Monetarist:
Ever since I started my blog in 2011 Greece has been on the verge of banking crisis, sovereign default and euro exit. It now looks as if we might get all of that very soon and very quickly. This is from CNBC today: Talks fell apart between the Greek government…

A Closer Look At The Silicon Valley Vs. Wall Street Talent War

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
[tc_contributor_byline slug=”eric-poirier”] Gordon Gekko is but a distant blip in the rear-view mirror for this generation’s best and brightest. In lieu of Wall Street, today’s top graduates are flocking to Silicon Valley and other top technology hubs in droves, drawn in by visions of challenging the status quo with world-changing apps and…

French Anti-Uber Protest Turns To Guerrilla Warfare As Cabbies Burn Cars, Attack Uber Drivers

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Today’s taxi driver protest is getting out of hand. According to the police, 2,800 taxi drivers are protesting today against UberPOP, the European equivalent of UberX. With UberPOP, everybody can become an Uber driver — taxi drivers see the service as unfair competition as they have to get a special license.…

The golden rule of British government spending

Originally posted on Phelanomics:
As the British general election approaches politicians can be expected to produce more economically illiterate rubbish than usual. Take, for example, the recent stories about British government spending returning to the levels of the 1930s. Sounds horrible doesn’t it? Except it isn’t remotely true. What might happen is that government spending…

SEC Reg A+ Will Now Let You Crowdfund Equity

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Crowdfunding just got a little bit more interesting. According to SEC Regulation A+, as of today companies can secure funding via crowdfunding provided they are compliant with a set of very specific laws and standards. “These new rules provide an effective, workable path to raising capital that also provides strong investor…