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  • How Obama Thinks

    09/10/2010 7:58:45 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history. Thanks to him the era of big government is back. Obama runs up taxpayer debt not in the billions but in the trillions. He has expanded the federal government's control over home mortgages, investment banking, health care, autos and energy. The Weekly Standard summarizes Obama's approach as omnipotence at home, impotence abroad. The President's actions are so bizarre that they mystify his critics and supporters alike. Consider this headline from the Aug. 18, 2009 issue of the Wall Street Journal: "Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling." Did you...
  • How Obama Thinks [Obama Exposed!]

    09/09/2010 12:56:05 AM PDT · by Undocumented_capitalist · 87 replies
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 09/09/2010 | Dinesh D'Souza
    The President isn't exactly a socialist. So what's driving his hostility to private enterprise? Look to his roots. Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history. Thanks to him the era of big government is back. Obama runs up taxpayer debt not in the billions but in the trillions. He has expanded the federal government's control over home mortgages, investment banking, health care, autos and energy. The Weekly Standard summarizes Obama's approach as omnipotence at home, impotence abroad. The President's actions are so bizarre that they mystify his critics and supporters alike.
  • Shia LaBeouf Tops Forbes List of Actors Worth Their Pay (Best profit for the buck)

    09/01/2010 1:50:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 09/01/2010 | Zorianna Kit
    For the second straight year, "Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf topped a list of Hollywood's Best Actors for the Buck with women claiming five of the top 10 spots compared to zero last year. Based on the financial news site's own calculations, for every $1 the studios spent on LaBeouf, his films return about $81 of profit. Those movies included "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" ($836 million worldwide box office) and the fourth "Indiana Jones" film ($787 million). Anne Hathaway took the No. 2 spot, earning the studios $64 off of her films for every dollar they spent for her...
  • Papantonio: Obama’s strength is not Forbes and the Economist, but The View

    07/30/2010 9:20:19 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | July 30th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Quote of the day: OK. Here it is. You go to your strength. His [Obama] strength is not Forbes Magazine and The Economist. His strength is programs like The View. We got the changing culture that he is adjusting to. - Mike Papantonio, liberal radio talk-show host defending President Obama’s chit-chat with the ladies of The View on the O’Reilly Factor. Don’t you wish your President’s strength were Forbes magazine and The Economist? I bet the 30 000 000 unemployed would hope he can handle those too. On the picture: the audience takes photos of President Barack Obama during...
  • Obama's Soft-Core Socialism (by Steve Forbes)

    07/24/2010 11:24:29 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Forbes ^ | July 24, 2010 | Steve Forbes
    The truth is that not even the Franklin Roosevelt Administration was as hostile to and ignorant about free enterprise as this Administration is. Almost every action Obama officials take underscores their belief in the stereotype that businesspeople are mostly amoral, corner-cutting, consumer-shafting, pollution-loving menaces. The economy itself needs to be tightly controlled and rigidly guided by Washington mandarins because free markets are inherently and destructively unstable. Incrementalism and the velvet glove over an iron fist are Obama's preferred methods. Thus, it will take several years for surviving health care companies to become full-fledged vassals of the federal government, which will...
  • Sarah Palin, Forbesian

    06/13/2010 8:20:54 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 42 replies · 1,392+ views
    Nation Review ^ | Sunday June 13, 2010 | Jane Nordlinger
    A few days ago, I did a post in which I linked to an article about Sarah Palin. The article was published shortly after Palin was nominated for vice president. My purpose in citing the article was to say something about Palin and Israel. But I noticed something else in the article that I thought I’d bring up here. In the 2000 presidential cycle, Palin was mayor of Wasilla. And she was formally with . . . whose campaign? Steve Forbes’s. I think that most people think of Palin as a “social conservative,” as indeed she is. But she’s also...
  • Forbes Names Pittsburgh 'Most Livable City' Again

    05/03/2010 10:34:43 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 88 replies · 1,558+ views
    WPXI ^ | May 3, 2010
    PITTSBURGH -- Forbes Magazine has once again named Pittsburgh its "Most Livable City" in its annual report that looks at cost of living, unemployment rate, income growth and crime rates, among other factors. "Indeed, Pittsburgh's art scene, job prospects, safety and affordability make it the most livable city in the country, according to measures studied. The city has rebounded from its manufacturing past. Disused steel mills have been re purposed into multimedia art centers, and amid a struggling national economy, Google Pittsburgh, a test site for the company's new high-speed broadband network, has expanded its offices to accommodate more hires,"...
  • The World's Leading Companies (Forbes)

    04/30/2010 2:28:11 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 15 replies · 577+ views
    Forbes ^ | 04.21.10, | Scott DeCarlo
    The Forbes Global 2000 are the biggest, most powerful listed companies in the world. These global giants usually reorder themselves at a glacial pace but sometimes, as with the volatile financial sector of late, with more abruptness. Extreme vagaries of business or poor performance can take them off the list entirely. In any case, our composite ranking is the best snapshot of just how these titans compare. As we show, the corporate dominance of the developed nations is steadily receding Composite Top 10 Overall Top 10 by Profits. Top 10 by Market Cap Top 10 by Assets.
  • Steve Forbes : A Short Money Treatise for D.C. Dummies

    04/27/2010 10:43:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 472+ views
    Forbes ^ | 04/27/2010 | Steve Forbes
    A devastating trade war with China has once again been averted, thanks to some last-minute diplomacy. But the destructive idea behind this ongoing crisis is still there, which means the dispute will undoubtedly flare up again. Uncle Sam believes Beijing manipulates its currency, the yuan, to give China an unfair trade advantage. Washington claims that since China's economy has long been strong and growing rapidly the yuan should go up against the greenback as if it were a common stock experiencing a surge in earnings. This theory is preposterous, but it has a stranglehold on Washington policymakers in both the...
  • Worst-Made Cars on the Road

    04/12/2010 8:05:57 AM PDT · by throwback · 172 replies · 4,069+ views
    Yahoo, Forbes ^ | Friday, April 9, 2010 | Hannah Elliott
    If you want to drive something dependable and long-lasting, steer clear of these vehicles. With a 22% improvement in sales last month, and despite the six-month, $4.3 billion loss it announced Wednesday, General Motors is likely to have its strongest spring and summer in years. Plus, the automaker had critically acclaimed new products at the recent New York Auto Show and the much-anticipated Chevrolet Volt is due out this fall. More from • In Depth: Worst-Made Cars On The Road • Navigating Your Way Through Traffic • Cars With the Best Gas Mileage Year-over-year sales of GM's Cadillac division...
  • Detroit's Long Road (The U.S. auto industry isn't dead, but it isn't back, either)

    04/10/2010 6:07:22 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 40 replies · 907+ views
    Forbes ^ | April 12, 2010 | Jerry Flint
    The cover of April's Motor Trend magazine informs us that "Buick Is Back." That followed by a few weeks the front page of Barron's declaring that "GM Is Back." My investment advisor, AllianceBernstein ( AB - news - people ), brags at its annual meeting that it's buying Ford. Toyota ( TM - news - people )'s troubles, of course, will send traffic to Ford and General Motors showrooms. If only it were that easy for Detroit to recover lost ground. The loss of confidence in Detroit's vehicles among American car buyers is deep and persistent. GM and Ford--and maybe...
  • Little Pricey Pill (Nexium is a parable of what's wrong with health care.)

    04/10/2010 5:53:07 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 55 replies · 1,575+ views
    Forbes ^ | April 12, 2010 | David Whelan
    Along with so many other things, keeping a lid on spending seems to have gotten lost in the health care overhaul. Individuals lose some incentive to save a couple of bucks by having fewer tax-free dollars in their health savings accounts. A panel to oversee Medicare disbursements based on the cost of clinical effectiveness of treatments--zapped, thanks to intense lobbying by drugmakers, doctors and every other medical interest group. That leaves medical providers and health plans, which have little motivation, unless the employers who buy insurance turn the screws. They rarely do. But Edward Kaplan, a New York City health...
  • Steve Forbes: A Grotesquerie [ObamaCare, The Markets and Socialism]

    04/03/2010 4:54:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,527+ views
    Forbes ^ | April 3, 2010 | Steve Forbes
    With an ice-cold disdain for public opinion and an obsession worthy of Lenin, President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi rammed ObamaCare through the House by unprecedented parliamentary trickery, bribery and deceit. The President has thereby poisoned the national political well. But the health care fight has just begun. Substantive constitutional court challenges are coming. Congressional elections are around the corner, and there's a growing opposition that wants to undo what Obama has just done. The President will discover that, ultimately, the American people's tenacity will overwhelm his--and he will be a failed President. But the cost of his public-be-damned attitude...
  • Forbes Introduces Bill to Cut Government Spending by 40% Over Five Years

    02/25/2010 5:06:03 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 12 replies · 565+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | February 05, 2010 | Congressional Desk
    Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced that he has introduced a bill that would cut federal government discretionary spending by 10% each year for the next five years. If passed, the Tighten Washington's Belt Act, H.R. 4479, will reduce discretionary spending by 40% through Fiscal Year 2015.
  • ‘Agitator’ Steve Forbes slams Fed, Obama for crisis

    02/03/2010 2:21:34 AM PST · by xtinct · 10 replies · 1,159+ views
    Boston Herald | 2/3/10 | Thomas Grillo
    Former presidential candidate Steve Forbes blamed the Federal Reserve for sparking the recession and said President Obama has hindered the recovery. In a speech yesterday to the Boston College Chief Executives’ Club, the editor in chief of Forbes magazine said the economic crisis was avoidable. “It was the result of a series of mistakes starting with the Federal Reserve, and not a sudden outburst of greed,” he said. “The Fed ginned up the monetary printing press and kept interest rates artificially low.” The result, he said, caused cataclysmic events including the bursting of the commodities and housing bubbles that sent...
  • Fateful Decision

    01/09/2010 8:19:48 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies · 519+ views
    Forbes ^ | 1/9/2010 | Steve Forbes
    The new year focus is on the economy, but foreign policy will generate big headlines: Israel is going to come to a decision regarding Iran's getting the bomb. Most Israelis see this as an existential issue. They know their vaunted military can only set back, not eliminate, the Iranian project. Iran's dictator, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is setting up facilities in Venezuela, and who knows where else, to help Iran fulfill its nuclear ambitions. The U.S. State Department and the Pentagon are resigned, as western Europe became long ago, to a nuclear-armed theocratic regime in the Middle East. Russia and China figure...
  • Down with Big Business

    12/13/2009 5:23:43 AM PST · by EscondidoSurfer · 4 replies · 466+ views
    Forbes Magazine ^ | December 11, 2009 | Paul Ryan
    crony capitalism is back with a vengeance
  • In-credit-able!

    12/11/2009 11:01:19 PM PST · by SupplySider · 16 replies · 724+ views ^ | 12/12/09 | Steve Forbes
    Even if the Federal Reserve gets around to strengthening the dollar--which would do wonders to get the economy really moving again--we still face a mammoth and growing problem: the government's increasing domination and distortion of the capital markets. It's not only the need to finance Uncle Sam's deficits that crowds out other credit seekers in the marketplace. It's also the proliferation of government entities (think Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), government loan guarantees, tax credits and the government's growing sway over the banking sector. Even if Washington's red ink were back to the levels of a couple of years ago,...
  • How Capitalism Will Save Us

    11/04/2009 5:44:22 AM PST · by SupplySider · 13 replies · 696+ views ^ | 11/3/09 | Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames
    We all know the Rap on capitalism: That it is fundamentally greedy and immoral. That it enables the rich to get richer at the expense of the poor. That open markets are Darwinian places where the most ruthless unfairly crush smaller competitors and where the cost of vital products and services like health care and energy are almost beyond the reach of those who need them. Capitalism has also been blamed for a range of social ills--from air pollution to obesity. Not only have educated, successful people bought into capitalism's bad Rap, but the Rap is taught in our schools....
  • Forbes Cuts 30; Others Told to Work from Home; Bono Screwed

    10/29/2009 8:14:10 AM PDT · by FromLori · 11 replies · 769+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 10/29/09 | Robert Wenzel
    Forbes axed at least 30 editorial people, yesterday -- but the bloodletting isn't over, according to insiders, NyPo is reporting. Today's layoffs mark the third round of editorial cuts in a year. In January, the dot-com and print were merged and 50 people were let go. In the latest round, the magazine's bureaus were particularly hard hit. Many of Forbes' offices will be closed around the country and overseas, and those who worked in bureaus and survived the cuts will become correspondents working out of their homes, sources said. "We -- and the entire media world -- have been hard...