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Paul Schott Stevens, ICI president
15 Jun 2016

Vanguard Bucks the Industry Trend By Lowering Fund Expenses

  Vanguard, the industry’s biggest proponent of lowering fees and expense rations for its mutual funds and ETFs, continues to remain far ahead of the industry by announcing that it has reduced fees again. In a May 26, 2016 release, Vanguard said: “Vanguard investors saved $71 million as a result

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John Oliver
14 Jun 2016

Mutual Fund Fees Get Scathing TV Review from John Oliver

In the show (see video), Oliver created a 401(k) for his show’s employees.  The show’s producer chose John Hancock as the plan provider, who charged an asset management fees of 1.69%, on top of a $24 per-person annual fee and other fund fees. In addition, Hancock an unnamed intermediary broker

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Donald Trump
04 Jun 2016

Trump’s Attack of “Mexican” Judge Similar to His Attack on Securities Analyst in 1990

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s public vindictiveness and pettiness should be well-known to the American public by now. In the most recent episode (and there will be more to come), Trump criticized Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over one of the cases against Trump University and who this week

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2001 monkey close up
01 Jun 2016

How the Terror Management Theory Helps Explain the Current Political Circus

One reason why the current presidential election campaigning has brought out the worst in American politics and journalism and focused extreme attention on the deficiencies of the nation’s justice and economic systems, is certainly due to the rise of the Tea Party, the 2007 recession, Congressional ineptitude and the reality

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Lincoln Douglas Dabates
26 May 2016

Sanders vs. Trump: Could this Be the Debate of the Century?

Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders and Republican Capitalist Donald Trump have tentatively agreed to a debate before the June 7, 2016 primary in California. If so, the event would be an uneven intellectual, bare-knuckles debate about a range of critical issues ranging from the failures of unregulated capitalism, income inequality, the

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz
24 May 2016

No Chairs Thrown By Sanders’ Supporters: Snopes

As an earlier article on this web site said, there were no chairs thrown at the Bernie Sander Democratic convention in Nevada. The media did a poor job of verifying an allegation by a second-hand blogger that chairs were thrown, but the political media never did their basic job of

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