Comments on: Counterparties: The CBO rates the fiscal cliff http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/23/counterparties-the-cbo-rates-the-fiscal-cliff/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: thispaceforsale http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/23/counterparties-the-cbo-rates-the-fiscal-cliff/comment-page-1/#comment-39453 Thu, 24 May 2012 16:27:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14305#comment-39453 Not to defend Pachter, but I believe the hoodie comment is similar to what you posted a day back “[Zuckerberg] clearly viewed Wall Street and its investors with thinly-disguised contempt, slouching into IPO meetings — when he bothered to turn up at all — in his hoodie, and signally failing to provide the outward-facing leadership that investors crave. Zuckerberg’s refusal to play the Wall Street game is admirable, in some respects — but at the same time is completely inconsistent with a desire to sell $16 billion of shares at a $104 billion valuation.”

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By: breezinthru http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/23/counterparties-the-cbo-rates-the-fiscal-cliff/comment-page-1/#comment-39446 Thu, 24 May 2012 13:43:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14305#comment-39446 Because the CBO is regarded to produce the most impartial figures in DC, it is clear that America needs the Republicans to lose the presidential election and their plurality in the House.

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By: MrRFox http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/23/counterparties-the-cbo-rates-the-fiscal-cliff/comment-page-1/#comment-39441 Thu, 24 May 2012 07:33:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14305#comment-39441 If the “facts” recited in the Business Insider piece are accurate, then this thing is just rotten to its core. Believe it or not, the law is not structured in a way that allows insiders to whisper info to each other that they are prohibited from putting in writing. Yes, we know the practice is not uncommon – that doesn’t make it legal. Ethics? – they were never on the table at all.

More fundamentally, Z’berg’s track record demonstrates an MO that involves double-crossing everyone who gives him the opportunity to do so. That’s how it played-out with the other guys who formed the original concept with him back in school, isn’t it? He did the same thing here, but was smart enough to confine the damage to muppets, and let the big-time guys who are cut from the same cloth he is avoid the worst of it. Prudent.

Hope the newly minted Mrs. Z had/has a good lawyer.

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