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Posted by Larry Doyle on April 4th, 2009 8:45 PM |

Long term financial health and well being is predicated on fiscal discipline, core values, and strong management. These principles are necessary for major corporations and also individual family units. The market has a means of rewarding corporate units that practice these principles and punishing those that don’t. Enter into the world of finance 2009 when a number of financial units (Citi, AIG, Freddie, Fannie) are kept alive despite not practicing those principles.

Both shareholders and employees of these companies bear the risk of being connected to such institutions. It remains a challenge as to how to operate these institutions in the context of truly free and open markets. In light of these challenges, it is no surprise why other organizations would not want to have Uncle Sam as a partner.  (more…)

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