• Tax On Wealthy Would Fund Tuition For California College Students

    A bill coming before the California Assembly would tax people making more than $1 million a year to fund tuition-free college across the state.

    published: 22 Mar 2017
  • Interview Sean Glodek from Russian Direct Investment Fund, Dana Point, CA 2013

    Institute Fund Summit 2013 America Ritz Carlton Dana Point Dana Point, CA

    published: 05 May 2017
  • Ozlem Arpac Arconian - a Sovereign Wealth Fund in South Africa: Lessons from Singapore and the GCC

    The Political Economy of a proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund in South Africa: Lessons from Singapore and the GCC Ozlem Arpac Arconian, Lecturer, Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Visiting Scholar, The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

    published: 03 Sep 2014
  • Wealth Gap: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

    John Oliver discusses America's growing wealth gap and why it may be a problem in the future. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lwt

    published: 14 Jul 2014
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds Exploring U.S. Real Estate

    http://www.reit.com Sovereign wealth funds are currently exploring the commercial real estate markets in the United States for investment opportunities that offer value and stability, according to Bob Lieber, executive managing director for Island Capital Group LLC. Speaking with REIT.com during The Real Estate Roundtable's fall meeting, Lieber said sovereign wealth funds from abroad are interested in investing on both the debt and asset sides. "We see some of the sovereign wealth fund players coming in on the debt side, wanting to be a little more senior in the capital stack," he said. "But they're also looking in the major markets for the major assets and the stability of those returns and trying to buy at a particularly attractive price." Lieber noted that some international...

    published: 26 Oct 2011
  • Chinese Kids Driving Supercars: Inside the Secret Southern California Meet-up

    China’s ultra-rich are growing in number and in wealth - and are sending billions of dollars out of the country. Much of it is landing up in the U.S. where many children of the wealthy elite are sent to get an American college education — and they’re living large. Vocativ found a sub-culture of these Chinese students in California. They drive luxury cars like Maseratis and Ferraris and flaunt their wealth at discreet private parties and in online groups, like "Super Cars in America”. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vocativvideo See more on our website: http://www.vocativ.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vocativ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vocativ

    published: 18 Nov 2014
  • "Two Scariest Lies in Our World Right Now" Francis Chan from Doctrine Youth Study - Bluefish TV

    Francis Chan teaches about the sinful condition of mankind, and God's willingness to punish sin in spite of His love for us. Doctrine Knowing the Truth and Acting On It What are the essential beliefs of Christianity? And how should a healthy understanding of doctrinal issues—like The Trinity, the Church, sin and salvation—impact the way we live and act toward God and others? We will all face times where our faith will be challenged either by other people or by difficult circumstances. That's why it's critical that we have a foundational knowledge of the core beliefs of Christianity and a willing heart to obey God. In these seven dynamic sessions, students share real-life stories about their own struggles with living out the essentials of their faith on a daily basis. And Francis Chan ...

    published: 04 Sep 2013
  • 1 in 4 wealthy Americans don't have an emergency fund

    http://www.nomadcapitalist.com 25% of six-figure earners in the US don't have enough money to cover a basic emergency. Andrew from Nomad Capitalist explains why high taxes are largely to blame, and why "water seeks its own level". He also shares a story of a guy from California who earned $200K but was basically BROKE, and how Andrew helped him legally save $85K a year by moving overseas... money he could put into his emergency fund and investments. http://www.nomadcapitalist.com ----- ABOUT NOMAD CAPITALIST Andrew Henderson travels to nearly 30 countries every year to stay up to date on the latest legal strategies for entrepreneurs and investors to pay less tax, grow their money faster, and build their personal freedom. Andrew started Nomad Capitalist to help people like you follow ...

    published: 16 Dec 2016
  • Retirement Plans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

    Saving for retirement means navigating a potential minefield of high fees and bad advice. Billy Eichner and Kristin Chenoweth share some tips. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight

    published: 13 Jun 2016
  • 10 Future U.S. MEGAPROJECTS

    Ten infrastructure mega-projects America needs President Donald Trump and congress to fund and build in the near future. Try dollar shave club: http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/TDC FB for daily news: http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Based on this article: http://nyti.ms/2fKSxBY Music: “Last (Moonbase Commander Remix)” by Polographia https://soundcloud.com/sweat-it-out-music/polographia-last-moonbase-commander-remix Video edited by Robin West Researched and co-written by Juliet Saunders Written, narrated, and produced by Bryce Plank Script: These are ten megaprojects the U.S. desperately needs to complete in the near future. They each represent many other projects awaiting appr...

    published: 23 Jan 2017
  • Russia Could Run Out Of Money By 2017

    Is Putin Leading Russia Into A Great Depression? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMxGKmDSpJY Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Several countries have imposed sanctions on Russia targeting the country's oil exports and economy. So could Russia run out of money? Bloomberg: Russian Wealth Fund Has This Year's Biggest Drop as Buffers Wilt https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-06/russian-wealth-fund-has-this-year-s-biggest-drop-as-buffers-wilt The Guardian: Rouble in freefall despite rate hike https://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/dec/16/russian-rouble-hits-new-all-time-low CNN: Russia Is Seriously Running Out Of Cash http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/16/news/economy/russia-cash-reserves-depleted/ Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Human Connection" Subscribe t...

    published: 06 Dec 2016
  • California Poverty Plan Offers a Wealth of Bad Ideas

    https://reason.com/archives/2016/01/08/california-poverty-plan-offers-a-wealth As state legislators in California return to the Capitol in January, there's little question the issue of poverty will be high on the agenda. Legislative Democrats have been dismayed that the governor held the line on new social-welfare spending last session and are eager to step up public funding for new and existing programs. And news reports suggest a major new anti-poverty initiative, backed by some charitable organizations, already is garnering serious donations. Expect poverty to be "big" this year. Even legislative Republicans haven't resisted too much. They've generally been OK with new spending proposals—provided they're funded without raising taxes. We'll have to wait and see any specifics from legis...

    published: 10 Jan 2016
  • Infrastructure: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

    America’s crumbling infrastructure: It’s not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWe...

    published: 02 Mar 2015
  • Your Goals for Building Wealth with Todd Tresidder, Financial Mentor

    Today, Todd Tresidder from FinancialMentor.com joins Harlan and Miranda to speak with the Adulting.tv audience about setting the right kind of goals for building wealth over the long term. Thinking about the future is hard when you're struggling, but this is the best time to put plans into action that will help you in the long run. Todd Tresidder graduated from the University of California at Davis with a B.A. in economics and a passion for creating successful businesses. A serial entrepreneur since childhood, Todd went on to build his own wealth as a hedge fund investment manager before "retiring" at 35 to teach others. Today, he provides advanced investment and retirement planning education at FinancialMentor.Com showing you what works, what doesn’t, and why based on a depth of proven e...

    published: 18 Apr 2017
  • Institutional Investor Series: CA pensioners benefit from high quality returns of hedge funds

    Subscribe to this channel: http://www.youtube.com/OpalesqueTV In this Opalesque Institutional Investor Series video interview Protégé Partners Chief Investment Strategist Michael Weinberg, who is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School, interviews Sean Bill, Investment Program Manager at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Mr. Bill gives insights into the over and underweights at the SCVTA, discussing the need to seek higher returns due to the drift down in rates by reshaping the fixed income portfolio to accommodate this need, to where now “almost all the managers in fixed income portfolio are hedge funds.” Specifically, Mr. Bill sees great potential in opportunistic and high yield credit, including direct lending, and a clear preferenc...

    published: 20 Apr 2015
  • Why Good Teachers Want School Choice

    Can every child receive a good education? With school choice and competition, yes. The problem? Powerful teachers unions oppose school choice. Rebecca Friedrichs, a public school teacher who took her case against the teachers union all the way to the Supreme Court, explains why school choice is the right choice. Donate today to PragerU: http://l.prageru.com/SchoolChoiceNow Take the pledge for school choice! http://www.schoolchoicenow.com Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join Pra...

    published: 23 Jan 2017
Tax On Wealthy Would Fund Tuition For California College Students

Tax On Wealthy Would Fund Tuition For California College Students

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A bill coming before the California Assembly would tax people making more than $1 million a year to fund tuition-free college across the state.
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Interview Sean Glodek from Russian Direct Investment Fund, Dana Point, CA 2013

Interview Sean Glodek from Russian Direct Investment Fund, Dana Point, CA 2013

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Ozlem Arpac Arconian - a Sovereign Wealth Fund in South Africa:  Lessons from Singapore and the GCC

Ozlem Arpac Arconian - a Sovereign Wealth Fund in South Africa: Lessons from Singapore and the GCC

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  • Updated: 03 Sep 2014
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Wealth Gap: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Wealth Gap: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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John Oliver discusses America's growing wealth gap and why it may be a problem in the future. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lwt
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Sovereign Wealth Funds Exploring U.S. Real Estate

Sovereign Wealth Funds Exploring U.S. Real Estate

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http://www.reit.com Sovereign wealth funds are currently exploring the commercial real estate markets in the United States for investment opportunities that offer value and stability, according to Bob Lieber, executive managing director for Island Capital Group LLC. Speaking with REIT.com during The Real Estate Roundtable's fall meeting, Lieber said sovereign wealth funds from abroad are interested in investing on both the debt and asset sides. "We see some of the sovereign wealth fund players coming in on the debt side, wanting to be a little more senior in the capital stack," he said. "But they're also looking in the major markets for the major assets and the stability of those returns and trying to buy at a particularly attractive price." Lieber noted that some international investors are trying to avoid triggering tax liabilities under the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). In general, Lieber said sectors with "higher resiliency" are most attractive in the current market environment. He singled out the apartment sector, in particular. "When you look at the multifamily space, the needy renters, the b-quality multifamilies—I think we see pretty high resiliency for demand around those types of assets and a relative degree of interest in trying to buy those assets, because you do have that projected stability and the underpinnings that are going to be generated from the cash flows on those assets," Lieber said. In terms of specific regions within the U.S., Lieber noted that "24-7 markets," including New York and San Francisco, are drawing the most interest from investors at present. Other regions of note lie on the East Coast, according to Lieber, such as the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The West Coast does have some attractive opportunities in California, Oregon and Washington, as does the Texas market, Lieber said. On the other hand, some of the locales thought to have crashed in the wake of the housing crisis are struggling, according to Lieber. Those include Las Vegas and Phoenix. "Today, there's so much overbuilding that exists in those markets and such high vacancy that I think it makes those markets are particularly challenging," Lieber said. By Allen Kenney
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Chinese Kids Driving Supercars: Inside the Secret Southern California Meet-up

Chinese Kids Driving Supercars: Inside the Secret Southern California Meet-up

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China’s ultra-rich are growing in number and in wealth - and are sending billions of dollars out of the country. Much of it is landing up in the U.S. where many children of the wealthy elite are sent to get an American college education — and they’re living large. Vocativ found a sub-culture of these Chinese students in California. They drive luxury cars like Maseratis and Ferraris and flaunt their wealth at discreet private parties and in online groups, like "Super Cars in America”. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vocativvideo See more on our website: http://www.vocativ.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vocativ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vocativ
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"Two Scariest Lies in Our World Right Now" Francis Chan from Doctrine Youth Study - Bluefish TV

"Two Scariest Lies in Our World Right Now" Francis Chan from Doctrine Youth Study - Bluefish TV

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Francis Chan teaches about the sinful condition of mankind, and God's willingness to punish sin in spite of His love for us. Doctrine Knowing the Truth and Acting On It What are the essential beliefs of Christianity? And how should a healthy understanding of doctrinal issues—like The Trinity, the Church, sin and salvation—impact the way we live and act toward God and others? We will all face times where our faith will be challenged either by other people or by difficult circumstances. That's why it's critical that we have a foundational knowledge of the core beliefs of Christianity and a willing heart to obey God. In these seven dynamic sessions, students share real-life stories about their own struggles with living out the essentials of their faith on a daily basis. And Francis Chan provides powerful teaching from Scripture and helps teens understand the core of our Christian faith. Francis Chan Bio: Francis Chan is the founder of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, where he served as the pastor for 16 years. Francis is a nationally recognized speaker focusing mostly on college-aged adults and pastors. He's committed to teach directly from the words of Scripture and is passionate about seeing the next generation of American Christians display a much deeper love for Jesus and their neighbors. In April 2010, Francis stepped down to pursue ministry that God laid on his heart and continues as a non-staff elder of the Cornerstone Church. He is the author of New York Times best-selling book, Crazy Love as well as Forgotten God and three children's books. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Master's College and a Master of Divinity degree from Master's Seminary. He is also the Founder of Eternity Bible College and serves on the board of directors for Children's Hunger Fund and World Impact. Francis lives in Northern California with his wife, Lisa, and their five children.
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1 in 4 wealthy Americans don't have an emergency fund

1 in 4 wealthy Americans don't have an emergency fund

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http://www.nomadcapitalist.com 25% of six-figure earners in the US don't have enough money to cover a basic emergency. Andrew from Nomad Capitalist explains why high taxes are largely to blame, and why "water seeks its own level". He also shares a story of a guy from California who earned $200K but was basically BROKE, and how Andrew helped him legally save $85K a year by moving overseas... money he could put into his emergency fund and investments. http://www.nomadcapitalist.com ----- ABOUT NOMAD CAPITALIST Andrew Henderson travels to nearly 30 countries every year to stay up to date on the latest legal strategies for entrepreneurs and investors to pay less tax, grow their money faster, and build their personal freedom. Andrew started Nomad Capitalist to help people like you follow his five magic words: "go where you're treated best". He has personally started foreign companies, opened offshore bank accounts, and obtained multiple second passports. He also learned the hard way that perpetual information seeking is often the biggest barrier to getting the results you want. Many entrepreneurs spend months and even years constantly researching how to pay less in tax or live overseas, but are afraid to make the jump. As a result, they get stuck and keep paying a fortune in taxes and never get the lifestyle they deserve. Nomad Capitalist's Youtube channel is based on Andrew's vision that focusing on the end result, rather than the latest shiny object, is the best way to actually obtain the benefits of the Nomad Capitalist lifestyle. About Andrew: http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/about/ Our website: http://www.nomadcapitalist.com Our blog: http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/blog/ Work with Andrew: http://www.holanomad.com/
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Retirement Plans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Retirement Plans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • Updated: 13 Jun 2016
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Saving for retirement means navigating a potential minefield of high fees and bad advice. Billy Eichner and Kristin Chenoweth share some tips. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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10 Future U.S. MEGAPROJECTS

10 Future U.S. MEGAPROJECTS

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Ten infrastructure mega-projects America needs President Donald Trump and congress to fund and build in the near future. Try dollar shave club: http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/TDC FB for daily news: http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Based on this article: http://nyti.ms/2fKSxBY Music: “Last (Moonbase Commander Remix)” by Polographia https://soundcloud.com/sweat-it-out-music/polographia-last-moonbase-commander-remix Video edited by Robin West Researched and co-written by Juliet Saunders Written, narrated, and produced by Bryce Plank Script: These are ten megaprojects the U.S. desperately needs to complete in the near future. They each represent many other projects awaiting approval and funding in cities and towns across America. Texas Bullet Train Cost: $10 billion A bullet train in Texas would help ease traffic in Houston and Dallas that will only get worse as the Lonestar state continues to grow. A road trip from one city to the other will take up to 6.5 hours in the next twenty years. Modeled after Japan’s Shinkansen train, the Texas Central High-Speed Rail will cut that journey to just over three hours thanks to max speeds of 250 miles per hour. South Carolina Dams Cost: $700 million Heavy rains in 2015 breached more than 50 dams in South Carolina, causing flooding throughout the state. It’s an emergency that will keep happening if the more than 600 dams rated as high-hazard aren’t modernized. Dams are aging nationwide and need more than $20 billion in repairs and upgrades. Maryland Purple Line Cost: $5.6 billion The Washington DC area has some of the worst traffic in the country. Extending the existing metro system to the suburbs by adding another metro line with 21 new stations will make everyone’s commute shorter, and will take an estimated 17,000 cars off the road. Denver I-70 East Cost: $1.7 billion Denver has an ambitious plan to take back land from the interstate by plunging part of the I-70 East underground to create a large park with sports fields and performance spaces. The project will also modernize and widen the 60-plus-year-old road to ensure its structural integrity and ease congestion within the sprawling Denver area. Miami Sea Wall Cost: $20 billion Miami is already dealing with the effects of climate change with the installation of 80 pumping stations. But when sea levels rise just 5 more feet, 96% of the city will be underwater, making it America’s most vulnerable urban area to a changing climate. To survive, it will need to significantly expand its levee system and build a multi-billion dollar seawall. Northeast Corridor Maglev Cost: $100 billion The highly populated northeast corridor of the U.S. desperately needs to expand its high-speed rail network to keep pace with the best cities in the world. Right now, the fastest train is the Acela, whose top speed is just 125 miles per hour. A maglev train connecting New York to DC could hit 300 mph and cut the commute from four hours to one. Project Clean Lake Cost: $3 billion Old sewer lines aren’t properly functioning, resulting in raw sewage streaming into Lake Erie from Cleveland during storms. Project clean lake is a 25-year renewal plan that uses a variety of green methods, including the construction of seven tunnels, to solve the problem. The Gordie Howe International Bridge Cost: $2.1 billion To allow for more people and goods to pass through the Detroit-Windsor, Canada section of the border, the Gordie Howe International Bridge will provide uninterrupted traffic flow. When complete, the project will increase daily vehicle crossings by 30%. California High-Speed Rail Cost: $65 billion Phase 1 of California’s high-speed rail project should open by 2030. It aims to connect Los Angeles to San Francisco in just three hours, compared to the nearly six hours it now takes to drive the route. It will be the first high-speed rail project on the U.S. west coast and will eventually extend to San Diego and Sacramento, the state’s capitol. Hudson River Rail Tunnel Cost: $100 billion 200,000 daily passenger trips are made through the only rail tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. 100 years old and severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, it badly needs an upgrade. The proposed Hudson River Rail Tunnel megaproject would modernize the existing tunnel and add a second one in order to ease congestion and wait time for commuters.
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Russia Could Run Out Of Money By 2017

Russia Could Run Out Of Money By 2017

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Is Putin Leading Russia Into A Great Depression? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMxGKmDSpJY Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Several countries have imposed sanctions on Russia targeting the country's oil exports and economy. So could Russia run out of money? Bloomberg: Russian Wealth Fund Has This Year's Biggest Drop as Buffers Wilt https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-06/russian-wealth-fund-has-this-year-s-biggest-drop-as-buffers-wilt The Guardian: Rouble in freefall despite rate hike https://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/dec/16/russian-rouble-hits-new-all-time-low CNN: Russia Is Seriously Running Out Of Cash http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/16/news/economy/russia-cash-reserves-depleted/ Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Human Connection" Subscribe to Seeker Daily! http://bit.ly/1GSoQoY _________________________ Seeker Daily is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more Seeker Daily: http://bit.ly/1GSoQoY Seeker Daily now has a newsletter! Get a weekly round-up of our most popular videos across all the shows we make here at Seeker Daily. For more info and to sign-up, click here. http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Subscribe now! http://bit.ly/1GSoQoY Seeker Daily on Twitter https://twitter.com/Seeker Jules Suzdaltsev on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su Seeker Daily on Facebook http://bit.ly/1qcsFTk Seeker Daily on Google+ http://bit.ly/1OmDEQa Written by: Jules Suzdaltsev Edited by: Alex Esteves Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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California Poverty Plan Offers a Wealth of Bad Ideas

California Poverty Plan Offers a Wealth of Bad Ideas

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https://reason.com/archives/2016/01/08/california-poverty-plan-offers-a-wealth As state legislators in California return to the Capitol in January, there's little question the issue of poverty will be high on the agenda. Legislative Democrats have been dismayed that the governor held the line on new social-welfare spending last session and are eager to step up public funding for new and existing programs. And news reports suggest a major new anti-poverty initiative, backed by some charitable organizations, already is garnering serious donations. Expect poverty to be "big" this year. Even legislative Republicans haven't resisted too much. They've generally been OK with new spending proposals—provided they're funded without raising taxes. We'll have to wait and see any specifics from legislators, but we already know the details of the so-called "Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act." It's likely to spark a spirited debate during the November 2016 election season given the size of the tax increase it would impose on property owners. That initiative is one of several possible tax-hike intiatives on the ballot, and proponents appear ready to start collecting signatures. It would impose what supporters call "a sensible and fair surcharge on properties with values of over $3 million" that keeps "all Proposition 13 property tax protections against reassessments … in place." As the official state summary explains, "Surcharge based on a sliding scale ranging from three-tenths of one percent for real property assessed at $3 million to eight-tenths of one percent for real property assessed at $10 million or more." The resulting cash flow—between $6 billion and $7 billion a year, based on a Legislative Analyst's Office estimate—would fund anti-poverty programs. The money would be deposited in a new state fund. As the LAO explains, the initiative would identify high-poverty areas as "California Promise Zones" and earmark funds for home-visitation and prenatal services, job training tax credits, a personal income tax credit for low-income workers, and funding for the existing CalWORKS aid program and the California Earned Income Tax Credit.
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Infrastructure: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Infrastructure: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • Updated: 02 Mar 2015
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America’s crumbling infrastructure: It’s not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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Your Goals for Building Wealth with Todd Tresidder, Financial Mentor

Your Goals for Building Wealth with Todd Tresidder, Financial Mentor

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  • Updated: 18 Apr 2017
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Today, Todd Tresidder from FinancialMentor.com joins Harlan and Miranda to speak with the Adulting.tv audience about setting the right kind of goals for building wealth over the long term. Thinking about the future is hard when you're struggling, but this is the best time to put plans into action that will help you in the long run. Todd Tresidder graduated from the University of California at Davis with a B.A. in economics and a passion for creating successful businesses. A serial entrepreneur since childhood, Todd went on to build his own wealth as a hedge fund investment manager before "retiring" at 35 to teach others. Today, he provides advanced investment and retirement planning education at FinancialMentor.Com showing you what works, what doesn’t, and why based on a depth of proven experience.
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Institutional Investor Series: CA pensioners benefit from high quality returns of hedge funds

Institutional Investor Series: CA pensioners benefit from high quality returns of hedge funds

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Subscribe to this channel: http://www.youtube.com/OpalesqueTV In this Opalesque Institutional Investor Series video interview Protégé Partners Chief Investment Strategist Michael Weinberg, who is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School, interviews Sean Bill, Investment Program Manager at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Mr. Bill gives insights into the over and underweights at the SCVTA, discussing the need to seek higher returns due to the drift down in rates by reshaping the fixed income portfolio to accommodate this need, to where now “almost all the managers in fixed income portfolio are hedge funds.” Specifically, Mr. Bill sees great potential in opportunistic and high yield credit, including direct lending, and a clear preference for hedge funds over traditional long-only for the fixed income bucket. Almost 30% of the overall platform’s interest is in hedge funds, which the platform finds more attractive than beta investing in current market environment. Mr. Bill was also a Trustee for the San Jose Police and Fire Retirement Plan until late 2014, giving him a unique perspective into the difference between being the Trustee of a Plan, where the focus is on the more big picture policy issues, and being a senior staff member supporting the plan and implementing the board’s programs. Learn more about: The move away from fixed income and the search for unique asset managers The directives of being both a Manager of a Public Plan and also a Trustee Finding the right infrastructure-focused manager Preference for “Contractual Income” – contractual fixed income over equities markets subject to market movements A thematic approach to fine-tuning a fixed income portfolio Great potential in opportunistic credit, including direct lending Preference for hedge funds over traditional long-only for fixed income bucket How hedge funds can better align fees to attract more pensions 30% of assets across the platform managed by hedge funds Investing in emerging managers using consultants SEAN BILL has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. Sean served as a Trustee for the City of San Jose’s pension board and is currently the Investment Program Manager at the VTA, at the latter he is responsible for the management and oversight of a multi-billion dollar portfolio. Prior to entering public service, Sean was a Principal at a Global Macro hedge fund based in Newport Beach California. Sean is a sought after keynote speaker and a frequent guest on Bloomberg Television, CNBC and Fox Business News, he brings a unique perspective on the interactions between pension plans, sovereign wealth funds and alternative investments. Sean is a graduate of Indiana University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. MICHAEL WEINBERG has invested for more than two decades directly at the security level and indirectly as an asset allocator in traditional and alternative asset classes. He is Chief Investment Strategist at Protege Partners, where he is a Senior Managing Director. Michael is also an adjunct Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia Business School, where he teaches Institutional Investing: Alternatives in Pension Plans, an advanced MBA course that he created. He spent nine years at FRM, a multi-strategy fund of fund where he headed the global equity business. Prior to that, Michael was a portfolio manager at Soros, the macro fund and family office, and at Credit Suisse First Boston. Before that he was a Real Estate analyst at Dean Witter. Michael is a member of AIMA's Research and Education Committees and a published author, having written articles for The New York Times, Institutional Investor and CAIA. He has a BS from New York University, an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a CFA.
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Why Good Teachers Want School Choice

Why Good Teachers Want School Choice

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  • Updated: 23 Jan 2017
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Can every child receive a good education? With school choice and competition, yes. The problem? Powerful teachers unions oppose school choice. Rebecca Friedrichs, a public school teacher who took her case against the teachers union all the way to the Supreme Court, explains why school choice is the right choice. Donate today to PragerU: http://l.prageru.com/SchoolChoiceNow Take the pledge for school choice! http://www.schoolchoicenow.com Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! PragerU is on Snapchat! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/2aozfkP Sponsor a Student: http://l.prageru.com/2aoz2ht JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2aoz2y9 Script: What if schools had to compete for students in the same way that businesses have to compete for customers? Would schools get better or worse? There’s no need to guess. In almost every state and city where there is competition today, educational outcomes improve – often dramatically. This competition is called school choice, and many states and cities now embrace it. With the old model, under which most American children still live, the government – not the parent – decides which school children will attend. Now, here’s how school choice works: The money follows the student. Every child receives funding that their parents can direct to the school of their choice – public, private, charter or even homeschool. According to researchers at the University of Arkansas – in the most comprehensive study done to date -- students in school choice programs saw their reading and math scores improve by 27 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Sounds like something we should get behind, doesn’t it? But for millions of families in my home state of California and in many others, school choice is not a choice. And there’s one reason why: teachers’ unions. I’ve been a teacher for 28 years, and served as a leader in a local affiliate of the California Teachers Association -- so I’ve seen this problem from the inside. Teachers in California public schools are coerced to pay dues to the teachers’ unions. True, we cannot be forced to join, but we are forced to pay the union. Their fees are mandatory - and expensive. In California alone, the unions raise over 300 million dollars every year. What do the unions do with all that money? They lobby the government for more money - more money for public education. That might sound good, but it’s really just a smoke screen. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that since 1970, public school attendance in the U.S. has gone up by just five percent, while public school employment has gone up 95 percent! More public school employment means more dues for the unions. But does it mean better schools? Certainly not in California, which ranks 45th in the nation in reading and math despite spending over 55 billion dollars a year on education. That’s over 52% of the state’s total budget. Yet rarely is anyone held accountable for these dismal results. I’ve personally seen excellent, new teachers lose their jobs while incompetent, and even abusive, veteran teachers keep theirs because of the unions’ infamous “last in, first out” layoff and tenure rules. For these reasons and more, parents almost always prefer school choice when allowed to choose. This is obviously true for wealthy parents who can afford to send their children to any school they want, but it’s equally true for middle class and poor parents when they have a choice. And here’s the real giveaway: public school teachers are less likely to send their children to public schools when given the choice. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/courses/political-science/why-good-teachers-want-school-choice
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