Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 25

Don’t Take Truth in News For Granted

  Don’t take truth in news for granted, especially in this age of instant “journalism,” where any widely followed blogger can become a de facto¬†trustworthy source for his or her readers. It’s on us, as consumers of news, to do our own research. We must self-curate all of the sources and determine for ourselves who …

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Feb 23

What is Private Equity, Part 3

  Delving into the Private Equity minutia, here’s a little analysis of President Barack Obama’s recent tax proposal. The proposed cut of corporate taxes from 35% to 28% has drawn all the headlines, but more important are the details in the fine print. A great example is the proposed change to interest deductions. Currently, companies …

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Feb 07

What is Private Equity, Part 2

What Is Equity, and How Does It Grow? A post in my ongoing series on “Explaining Private Equity” (cross-posted from Google+)¬† A week ago, I posted a tidbit of private equity (PE) news. The short story: PE has been in the spotlight thanks to Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and in the midst of the public …

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