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Conard Line

Written by Nexcerpt on Sunday, May 6th, 2012 in Patterns & News.
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In this month’s New York Times Magazine, Adam Davidson does a heroic job of hiding his contempt for Edward Conard. For this, Davidson deserves considerable praise: Conard seems a truly contemptible character.

At the moment, Conard is pushing a new book, based on the startlingly tone-deaf premise that super-wealthy people make life better for the rest of us — that having billionaires (about 400 in the US today) tends to keep life nice for the little people.

Unfortunately for Conard, the conclusion he perversely chooses to believe contradicts best practices of wealth management. More on that after some orientation to Conard’s ultra-privileged world.

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Road Romney

Written by Nexcerpt on Sunday, February 12th, 2012 in Life & Lessons.
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Given Mitt Romney’s history with day trips, the campaign’s current promotion seems bizarre. The 29 June 2007 Boston Globe summarized the tale of an unfortunate 1983 cartop ride of Romney’s Irish Setter, Seamus:

…hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea, which ran down the back window of the car. Romney’s sons, all under 14, howled in disgust. Romney pulled off the road into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, and they drove on to Ontario.

That may not sound like the sort of road trip you would enjoy — but now you have a chance to find out!

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