Marc Faber: Obama, Romney are “undesirable” candidates for fixing the economy

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Marc Faber, the Thailand-based author of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, says that neither candidate in the upcoming U.S. Presidential election is worth voting for, at least if the goal is fixing the economy. “Well, I mean to tell you the truth, if you put a gun on my head and you tell me you must choose either Mr Obama or Mr Romney, I’d say please shoot,” he said.

Source: Yahoo! Finance – The Daily Ticker, August 8, 2012.

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Shiller: Raise taxes temporarily to get out of weak economy

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Yale professor Robert Shiller shares his perspective on whether the U.S. is in the midst of a “late great depression” and how temporarily raising taxes could help stimulate economic recovery.

Source: CNBC, May 2, 2012.

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Martin Feldstein on Fed policy, stocks, economy

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Martin Feldstein, a professor of economics at Harvard University, talks about the impact of Federal Reserve monetary policy on the stock market. He also discusses the outlook for the U.S. economy.

Source: Bloomberg, May 5, 2012.

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Ron Paul vs Paul Krugman: Facing off on U.S. economy

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Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul talk about inflation, monetary policy and the role of the Federal Reserve.

Source: Bloomberg, April 30, 2012.

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Cliff Asness: Uncertainty is not the problem holding back the economy

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Nick Schulz, editor-in-chief of American.com, recently interviewed Cliff Asness, the managing and founding principal of the hedge fund AQR Capital Management. Last year, Asness wrote a provocative piece in the Wall Street Journal about what’s holding the economy back, arguing that “Uncertainty is Not the Problem.” He said: “Many commentators blame our continuing economic woes on ‘uncertainty.’ They allege that recent and anticipated dramatic policy changes make business planning difficult, and that this is retarding growth and employment. This view is not wrong—but our main problem is not the uncertainty surrounding new policies. It is the policies.” Schulz asked Asness to expand on this idea as shown below.

Source: The American, March 27, 2012.

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Rosenberg, Lee debate outlook for U.S. stocks

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Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist of JPMorgan Chase, and David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist of Gluskin Sheff & Associates, talk about the outlook for U.S. stocks and their investment strategies. 

Source: Bloomberg, March 23, 2012.

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