Debates by Category: Investing

December 9, 2011

Sustainability-Minded Investing Makes Dollars and Sense

Investors are wise to buy portfolios of companies that embed sustainability into their strategies, operations, and business practices. Pro or con?

August 18, 2009

Private Equity Trumps Venture Capital

Forget venture capital. In times of economic trouble, private equity is the way for entrepreneurs to succeed. Pro or con?

October 9, 2007

Stock Fraud: Spread the Blame

Via the Stoneridge vs. Scientific suit, the Supreme Court should allow shareholders of companies found guilty of fraud to sue third parties such as lawyers and investment banks. Pro or con?

August 9, 2007

Kill the Private-Equity Tax Break

The U.S. should raise the 15% tax millionaire and billionaire investors pay on their private equity gains to 35%—and do likewise with the 0% tax private equity partnerships pay when they go public. Pro or con?

May 26, 2007

SRI: Invest With Your Heart and Soul

Portfolio managers and individual investors are wise to choose socially responsible investing (SRI), which looks to benefit the environment, corporate governance, diversity, and humane treatment of animals. Pro or con?

May 19, 2007

The U.S. Market Is Overheated

Stocks have an artificially high value and are due for a downward correction. Pro or con?

February 11, 2007

Kids Are Worth the Cost

The expense, emotional toll of worry, and loss of freedom notwithstanding, children are justifiable investments. Pro or con?

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