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The Effect of Technology on Bank Culture

by October 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm 1 comment

Much has been written about the digital future of finance and banking over the past few years, particularly as it relates to the disruptive technologies gaining traction and their potential impact on the actual business of finance. But what impacts can these disruptive and transformative technological changes have on cultureRead More

What is Fair and Balanced Journalism in the Face of Trump?

by July 28, 2016 at 6:46 am 0 comments

In a recent post, Liz Spayd, the newly appointed Public Editor of the New York Times, asked the open question as to whether Times readers see the paper as being overly liberal.  In particular, supporters of Donald Trump have complained that New York City’s traditional journal of record has a “relentless bias” against the Republican […]

Suing for Silence: Thiel v. Gawker

by May 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm 0 comments

Let me begin what may prove to be a controversial post on the battle between billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Peter Thiel, and the irreverent online publication and media holding company, Gawker Media, with a full-throated commitment to freedom of expression.  Throughout my 19 years at Reuters and beyond, I have zealously defended the right […]

Yes, Yet Another Anti-Trump Post

by March 30, 2016 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

US Presidential candidate Donald Trump has been accused by opponents of being a pathological liar.  While no friend of The Donald, as posts to this blog will attest, I decided to do a bit of research as to whether Trump had been accurately diagnosed.  I conclude he has not. Mr. Trump is not a pathological […]

How long will the FBI take to find the key?

Apple, Back Doors and the City on a Hill

by March 3, 2016 at 9:32 pm 1 comment

Bad facts make bad law. This well-worn legal aphorism may well describe the state of American privacy law if the FBI is successful in its bid to compel Apple to write a special version of its iPhone operating system to provide a “back door” into one of its legacy devices.   Ostensibly, the question presented […]

Paris, Toujours Paris

by January 18, 2016 at 8:32 pm 0 comments

Passent les jours et passent les semaines Ni temps passé Ni les amours reviennent Sous le pont Mirabeau coule la Seine I have always loved Apollinaire’s poem, Le Pont Mirabeau, for capturing the flow of time like the flow of the great river through Paris. The tranquility and humanity of poetry was a natural refuge […]

Trump Must Go

by December 12, 2015 at 9:22 am 0 comments

I have resisted the temptation for several months to follow-up on my post likening The Donald to a member of the Kardashian Klan, but his comments this week seeking to ban, even temporarily, the entry of all Muslims into the United States now compel me to write. As his campaign for President has maintained loft […]

The Amazing Mets

The Amazing Mets

by November 6, 2015 at 11:13 pm 0 comments

I felt I should let a little time pass since the loss last week by the New York Mets to the Kansas City Royals in the “World” Series. The time to perhaps let my sense of disappointment drain out from what had been a reservoir of hope. The time also to see the emerging outlines […]

Bitcoin, Blockchain and Byzantine Generals

by October 24, 2015 at 5:16 pm 0 comments

I have been devoting substantial time and attention this year to understanding bitcoin and the blockchain, and meeting with the start-ups and established institutions seeking to apply these technologies to the financial markets. In this I am hardly alone. While I find the invention of a new currency independent of central bank control and possessing […]

Donald Trump and the Kardashianization of American Politics

by September 3, 2015 at 8:42 am 0 comments

It was bound to come to this. At the intersection of sound bite politics and celebrities who are famous for being famous, comes Donald Trump, comb-over and mouthpiece extraordinaire. There are so many amusing angles from which to criticize Mr. Trump, it is difficult to know where to begin. I start with The Donald’s business […]