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Timothy Curry: The Very Model of the Modern Failed Regulator

By William K. Black

I explained in a 2012 column as soon as Thomas Curry was publicly identified as the likely new head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) why he was such a poor choice to be a regulatory leader. Curry is such a good example of Obama’s crew of failed a...

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Russell Brand hates “Morning Joe” and Sean Hannity as much as you do. No one will confuse his new book “Revolution” with books by Thomas Piketty, Noam Chomsky or David Graeber. But Brand spent time with each of those brilliant leftist thinkers while writing this book, and he’s translated those ideas into something sly and radical — a passionate cal...

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senior man using walker towards blue robot

A European project has equipped some elderly people’s homes with technology including telepresence robots.

Youngsters aren’t the only ones who get the latest high-tech gadgets. Sometime in the next decade or two, homebound retirees could be early adopters of an important new technology: t

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Alexei Krindatch's Presentation at the 27th Annual Meeting of OCL - OCL...
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The additional sets of problems added as "solutions" only guarantee that the third and final crash of asset bubbles just ahead will be far more devastating than the crashes of 2000 and 2009.

The conventional view tacitly assumes the global economy is dealing with one problem: recovering from the Global Financial Meltdown of 2008-09.  Stimulati...
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I observe Shabbat although in a somewhat unconventional way. In my readings this morning for the weekly Torah portion dealing with the building of Noah’s ark, I came across a piece written by Rabbi Yehuda Appel in which he states:

“In the era of the Flood, the Sages suggest a deeper malady associated with the rampant thievery. The Midrash reports t

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There are three major new regulations shaping the housing finance market:  QM (qualified mortgage), QRM (qualified residential mortgage) and Reg X.  QM is a safe harbor from the statutory ability-to-repay requirement that applies to all mortgages.  QRM is a safe harbor from the statutory risk retention requirement that applies to mortgage se

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At the 2nd General Assembly of the ACT Alliance held in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit congratulated the new leadership of the ACT Alliance, a partner organization of the WCC, which has elected representatives of its governing bodies at the event.

Dr Sushant

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Palaeontology: Girls and boys come out to playTo have and to hold
SEX is ubiquitous, but sexual intercourse is not. On dry land, it is more or less de rigueur. Sperm and eggs risk dessication otherwise. Mammals, birds and reptiles do it. Insects do it. Even snails do, it—firing darts at each other as part of the preliminaries. But many creatures live in the oceans, and a lot of them simply b...
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IT IS not quite do-it-yourself IVF, but it is close. An INVOcell, brainchild of Claude Ranoux of INVO Bioscience, in Medford, Massachusetts, is a device that allows a woman employing it to use her own body as an incubator for the embryos she hopes to have implanted, rather than relying on a machine to do the job. Several trials have suggested it...

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