Comments on: Counterparties: How Warren Buffett sweetens his ketchup http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/15/counterparties-how-warren-buffett-sweetens-his-ketchup/ 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: realist50 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/15/counterparties-how-warren-buffett-sweetens-his-ketchup/comment-page-1/#comment-45912 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:36:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20561#comment-45912 I agree that the notion that Buffett’s Heinz deal is somehow tied to the Keystone XL pipeline is a ridiculous, illogical conspiracy theory. That said, Keystone XL does require State Department approval because it crosses the Canadian border.

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By: KenG_CA http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/15/counterparties-how-warren-buffett-sweetens-his-ketchup/comment-page-1/#comment-45884 Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:03:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20561#comment-45884 “Economics is not physics or engineering: there are few if any stable, reliable parameters.”

Please include this in all articles and posts when discussing economists’ proposals. They are not scientists, they are artists. They may employ very complex calculus, but its usually meaningless, as their models are only rough guesses. They can’t even measure response accurately enough to know if their solutions are working.

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By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/15/counterparties-how-warren-buffett-sweetens-his-ketchup/comment-page-1/#comment-45883 Sat, 16 Feb 2013 11:26:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20561#comment-45883 Teresa Heinz Kerry doesn’t even own any Heinz stock any more. The family foundation sold it off a decade ago in a secondary public offering.

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By: TBV http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/15/counterparties-how-warren-buffett-sweetens-his-ketchup/comment-page-1/#comment-45882 Sat, 16 Feb 2013 06:45:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20561#comment-45882 Michael Lewis’ review of John Lanchester’s novel is great.
But when Lewis writes:

“Lanchester has turned himself into one of the world’s great explainers of the financial crisis and its aftermath. He has a gift for taking a reader who knows nothing about a complicated topic and leaving him with the feeling that he knows all about it, or at least everything worth knowing. He makes you feel smarter than you are”

–Lewis isn’t talking about Lanchester — he’s talking about himself.

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By: Auros http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/15/counterparties-how-warren-buffett-sweetens-his-ketchup/comment-page-1/#comment-45880 Sat, 16 Feb 2013 02:31:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20561#comment-45880 How would John Kerry block Keystone XL? He’s the Secretary of State, our chief diplomat. He has nothing to do with the Dep’t of Interior, the EPA, or any of the other agencies overseeing oil pipelines. Paranoid, much?

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By: rjs0 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/15/counterparties-how-warren-buffett-sweetens-his-ketchup/comment-page-1/#comment-45879 Sat, 16 Feb 2013 02:08:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20561#comment-45879 so buffett overpaid john kerry by 20% for heinz; however, he’ll get more than that back when kerry blocks the keystone XL, cause buffett owns most of the railroads & oil tanker rolling stock west of the mississippi…

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