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James Sheehan

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James Sheehan works for the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

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Fools Put Faith in Data Alone

02/23/2006Mises Daily Articles
James Sheehan writes that randomness influences all types of human action and helpfully exposes the futility of macroeconomics and econometrics, to say nothing of the attempt by government to plan.
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Beyond Grey Pinstripes?

07/02/2004Mises Daily Articles
Social planners, writes James Sheehan, believe business schools are ideal places to indoctrinate future managers and executives.
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Finally Someone Says It: Investors Are Responsible for Losses

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

07/15/2003Mises Daily Articles
You buy a stock and the price goes down. Who accepts the liability for losses? The purchaser of stock, of course, who must always bear in mind that stocks are never foreordained to go up or down. As painful as they are, investment losses are necessary to work off the excesses of a bubble, and to re...
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Harassing Hedge Funds

Financial Markets

06/01/2003The Free Market
We should not expect new hedge fund regulation to correct the flaws of existing regulation. If the feds get their way, we might wind up with a kind of derivatives cartel. Hedge funds and their clients may face additional restrictions, justified as measures to prevent market manipulation. The coming...
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Spitzer and the Myth of Independent Analysis

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyInterventionismMonetary Theory

01/10/2003Mises Daily Articles
The Spitzer settlement is a travesty of justice. If it is true that individuals in the securities industry perpetrated fraud in order to garner investment banking fees, they should be criminally prosecuted and punished. Only a corrupt politician would ignore possible crimes in return for an...
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