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Equifax Chairman, CEO Richard Smith Retiring Effective Immediately

Less than two weeks after the top security individuals at Equifax "retired" after what may have been the biggest hack in U.S. corporate history, moments ago the company announced that the exodus from the sinking ship continued when company Chairman and CEO, Richard Smith, has also retired effective immediately.

To Combat "Hate" - Make Government Weaker

"Politicians are actively tapping into modern stress that is generated by the state itself. Emotion is a powerful political motivator...Politicians are doing what they do from time immemorial, leveraging our fear into the growth of the state."

Frontrunning: September 8

  • Hurricane Irma threatens power losses for millions in Florida (Reuters)
  • Back-to-Back Hurricanes to Test FEMA Reforms (WSJ)
  • How Would the U.S. Defend Against a North Korean Nuclear Attack? (BBG)
  • Russia says too early to decide on U.N. resolution on North Korea: Interfax (Reuters)
  • Strongest Quake in a Century Hits Mexico, 15 Reported Dead (BBG)

Frontrunning: August 23

  • Trump Tries to Recharge His Base in Arizona Rally (WSJ)
  • Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding (BBG)
  • Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence (Reuters)
  • Trump Assails Media in Angry Defense of Charlottesville Response (BBG)
  • North Korea presses rocket program, but amid signs of drama easing (Reuters)

Nassim Taleb Crushes The 'Merchants Of Virtue'

Virtue without courage is an aberration: in fact you see cowards endorsing a public face of “virtue” as defined by the mainstream media, because they are afraid of doing otherwise. Their cowardice leads them to avoid association with, say anti-Al Qaeda in Syria because some Saudi shill will accuse them of Putinism, racism, anti-democracy, or some accusation that will cause ostracism.

Melissa Zimdars Exposed: The Truth About The "Fake News" List From Its Creator

"I remember speaking to reporters and being like, “Please do not use fake news list in the headline.” I agree that critical thought and often alternative ways of thinking about the world and challenging sedimented beliefs is how we advance as a society, as a country, as a world. And so, I agree. And that’s why I was very disheartened when a lot of the original take-up of my resources just labeled it a fake news list. "

The Last Remaining Cheap Asset

Today we face expensive assets everywhere we look. So what’s an investor to do? Is there anything truly cheap anymore? Well, rest assured, there is absolutely nothing easy left...

Frontrunning: March 28

  • U.S. stock futures up as investors look beyond failed healthcare bill (Reuters)
  • Ryan's Tax Plan May Get Familiar Foes: GOP's Conservative Caucus (BBG)
  • Congress to Battle Over Spending After Failed Health Bill (WSJ)
  • Trump to End Obama Policies for Paris Climate Accord (BBG)
  • Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies (Reuters)

All Eyes On Washington: US Futures Rise On Hope Healthcare Vote Will Pass

Asian shares and S&P futures rose on optimism that today's rescheduled U.S. vote on health care will pass following Trump's Ultimatum to the Freedom Caucus. European stocks gave up some of Thursday’s gains, falling for the fourth time in five days, and moving further away from a 15-month high reached a week ago while the yen weakened for the first time in nine days.