Bethany McLean on Making a Killing


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Legendary financial journalist and author Bethany McLean launches her new podcast, Making a Killing, and she’ll be interviewing writers who’ve done outstanding pieces covering the markets, technology companies, scandals, trades and all the rest of the topics she’s covered for such outlets as Fortune and Vanity Fair. Bethany stopped by the Compound this week to…

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To Buy or Not to Buy . . .


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Home ownership is part of the stereotypical American Dream. Renting the place you live in has traditionally had a less romantic connotation. On this episode of Good Money, we show why renting shouldn’t get such a bad rap, and why in many cases it’s less of a headache, and more affordable, to rent than buy.…

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Michael Lewis in Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell


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Everywhere you look, you find anger that is, at bottom, a complaint about fairness. Against the Rules explores the corrosion of fairness in America and around the world, and what it has done to our society, mostly without our noticing. From basketball courts to courts of law, it’s become commonplace to attack and weaken the…

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The Tyranny of Meritocracy ?


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Work hard, play by the rules, and you’ll go as far as your talents will take you. Right? But so often this isn’t how the system works. In this powerful new RSA Minimate, political philosopher Michael Sandel confronts our age of stalling social mobility and entrenched inequality, and asks: what would it take to give…

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Galloway Unleashed!


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Right before we recorded our MIB interview at Bloomberg, I had the Rapmaster G swing by the compound for some unfettered thoughts on writing, teaching, philosophy and life. Galloway always say what he thinks, does not mince words, and is no bullshit kind of guy. This will be the smartest 20 minutes of anything you…

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Galloway Unleashed!


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Right before we recorded our MIB interview at Bloomberg, I had the Rapmaster G swing by the compound for some unfettered thoughts on writing, teaching, philosophy and life. Galloway always say what he thinks, does not mince words, and is no bullshit kind of guy. This will be the smartest 20 minutes of anything you…

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Jeff Saut’s Secret to Longevity on Wall Street


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This week, Josh and I spoke with an old friend: Jeff Saut. The Wall Street veteran spent the last 21 years as a chief strategist for Raymond James and has now gone independent, with both asset management and a new research product. Jeff talks about how he uses both fundamentals and technical analysis in his…

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The Biggest Money Laundering Scheme in History


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It could be the biggest money-laundering scheme in history, with suspicious money flowing from Russia and former Soviet republics   How the Danske Bank money-laundering scheme involving $230 billion unraveled Source: CBS News and 60 Minutes Source: 60 Minutes  

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How Counterfeiting Led to Modern Money


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In 1966, Australia switched from pounds to decimal currency. The country’s central bank issued a new range of banknotes with modern safety features – including watermarks, woven metal thread and raised print. But these technologies couldn’t prevent a $900,000 swindle.   How a Huge Counterfeiting Case Led to Plastic Money Source: Bloomberg  

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Hoarding Chalk


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Once upon a time, not long ago, the math world fell in love … with a chalk. But not just any chalk! This was Hagoromo: a Japanese brand so smooth, so perfect that some wondered if it was made from the tears of angels. Pencils down, please, as we tell the tale of a writing…

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