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BARRON”S Feb 19th Article on GE: How Did It Come to This?

In the Feb. 19 edition of Barron’s featured a story that dissected the valuation of General Electric but the article did not reference the question of “how did it come to this”?  The fall of the GE Empire was driven by both exogenous events and self-inflicted wounds....

Shareholder Value is a Dumb Idea

In 2009 GE’s iconic CEO Jack Welch denounced maximizing shareholder value as a business objective in an interview in which he bluntly stated “on the face of it, shareholder value is the dumbest idea in the world”.  Shareholder value initially posted impressive results...

US Bankers Continue To Destroy Value

In a capitalist system the financial sector is supposed to be the grease that makes the wheels of the economy move forward – not be the wheels. In their outstanding book 13 Bankers – The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown, authors Simon Johnson and...