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By Matthew Richardson and Nouriel Roubini | May 6, 2009 From the Financial Times: Joseph Schumpeter famously argued that the essence of capitalism was creative destruction, by which new economic structures are born from the rubble of older ones. The government stress tests on the 19 largest US banks, the results of which are due [...]
By Lawrence G. McDonald It was 1967 when a New Bedford textile corporation in Massachusetts, suddenly upped and purchased National Indemnity, a substantial insurance operation out of Omaha, Nebraska. The textile mill was Berkshire Hathaway, and its owner, Mr. Warren Buffett stumped up $8.6 million, which was a sizeable amount of money in 1967, perhaps [...]