Author - Haven Pell

At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Without hesitation, Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

One More Club Med

Once upon a time in a land very nearby (in fact right here in this house), we had one of those “fix me up with someone” dinner parties for a recently...

Sicily

Solving Sicily

According to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal written by Stacy Meichtry and Liam Molony, Sicily is in the process of going bust...

LIBOR, Liars and Vultures

I should be thanking Barclays and its CEO, Bob Diamond. As a result of the recent LIBOR fixing scandal, I have taken a mental tour of the world of...

Barclays

Lie Bor — A Primer

When properly spelled, LIBOR stands for the London Interbank Offered Rate and it is the benchmark against which much consumer related debt is priced...