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The “Friends”

Friends and associates of Davidson and Rees-Mogg (as listed in the dedications and acknowledgements of “The Great Reckoning”, James Dale Davidson & William Rees-Mogg, 1993, Sidgwick and Jackson).
 
“Dedicated with thanks to our friends: Carter Beese, Bill Bonner, John Deuss, Marc Faber, Kathleen Juhl, Frank Jungers, Steve Newby, Jim Rogers, Nils Taube, and Gary Vernier.”
 
Carter Beese –J. Carter Beese Jr., SEC Commissioner, suicided at the age of 50 http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2007/04/09/daily24.html , formerly president of Riggs Capital Partners; partner in (Maryland) Boulder Ventures
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John DeussJohannes Christiaan Martinus “John” Deuss, Dutch oil trader and banker, held for fraud as printed in this article from the Sidney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/news/business/mystery-oil-tycoon-held-in-bermuda-over-money-laundering/2006/10/16/1160850869211
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Marc Faber –(Dr.?) Marc Faber, contributor to The Daily Reckoning and other Agora publications; see headlines like “The Financial Doom Blog” and “The Secret War on the Dollarhttp://marcfaberchannel.blogspot.com/2009/07/marc-faber-speaker-at-agora-financial.html
–whaddya think guys, are these the arsonists calling the Fire Dept??
–economic hit squad, for sure
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Kathleen Juhl –Kathleen (Davidson) Juhl, Jim Davidson’s daughter, recently lost a son http://www/legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=adam-joseph-juhl&pid=125728428  whose dream was to “move to Florida and start a business” 
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Frank Jungers — ESCO Corp., former CEO and Chairman of ARAMCO, the Arab American Oil Co. (ret.1978), also on the Boards of Georgia-Pacific Corp. (ret.1999) , Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette (re.t2001), Thermo Electron Corp. (ret. 2002), and AES Corp. (ret.2003)
(still?) on the Boards of Goodwill Industries, High Desert Museum, and The Nature Conservancy http://wwwescocorp.com/about/executives/jungers_bio.html
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Steve Newby –Agora contributor, formerly of Koonce Securities, Rockville MD  (possible he is Steve T. Newby, married to Barbara Baldwin, estate home in Greater Washington/North Potomac, collector of Mercedes-Benzes and race horses ??)
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Jim RogersJames Beeland Rogers, cofounder of Quantum Funds with George Soros, registered in Netherlands-Antilles, lists his residence as Singapore
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Nils Taube –Nils Otto Taube, born in Estonia, died March 11, 2008 age 79 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1582226/Nils-Taube.htmlRothschild’s principal investment manager” and also Britain’s as its longest serving fund manager; colleague of George Soros and advisor of Quantum Funds; began his career in 1948 in the City of London at the brokerage of Kitcat & Aitken.
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Gary Vernier
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“Here are some of our friends to whom we offer special thanks; they helped us advertently or inadvertently: Michael Aronstein, Lee Auspitz, Greg Barnhill, Amy Bayer, Carter Beese, Josh Bigger, Natalie Bocock, Kingsmill Bond, Bill Bonner, Clementina Brown, Jim Buchanan, Tom Crema, Robert Czeschin, Dennis Davidson, Kent Davis, Adrian Day, John Deuss, Pauline Downs, Presley Edwards, Lee Euler, Marc Faber, Mark Frazier, Arthur Goodhart, David Hale, Rita Hamilton, George Hecksher, Paul Hewitt, Neil Howe, Mark Hulbert, Kathleen Juhl, David Keating, Dick Lamm, Nancy Lazar, Becky Manges, Steve Newby, Mancur Olson, John Rickmeier, Frank Riess, Nick Roditi, Bea Romack, Fiona Shields, David Shulman, Lenny Smith, Rita Smith, Tom Stanton, Nils Taube, Gordon Tullock, Gary Vernier, David Well, Jack Wheeler, and Chris Wood.”

1) Michael Aronstein –chief investment strategist at Oscar Gruss & Son, Inc, N.Y.; President of NY-based Marketfield Asset Management, portfolio manager of the Marketfield Fund; co-founded Comstock Partners; founded Commercial Materials etc.

2) Lee Auspitz –Josiah Lee Auspitz / Since 1978, much of his work has taken place within the Sabre Foundation. http://www.sabre.org/about/bios/OD_bio_J_Ausp.php “Sabre Foundation affiliates were among the first NGOs chartered in several Communist countries.” … “Other current memberships include the Family Center (advisory board), Council on Foreign Relations, the Committee for the Study of the American Electorate (board of directors).

3) Greg Barnhill — Mr. Barnhill is a partner and a director of Brown Advisory Securities, LLC; 901 South Bond Street, Suite 400, Baltimore, Maryland 21231/ Previously, Mr. Barnhill served as Managing Director of North American Equity Sales at Deutsche Banc Alex Brown Inc., an investment services firm. …on the board of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIR), a biotechnology company, and serves as a board member for multitudes of ‘charitable’ and ‘philanthropic’ organizations. / http://www.zoominfo.com/people/Barnhill_Gregory_3766266.aspx

http://umbc.edu/NewsEvents/releases/archives/2005/07/mayo_shattuck_n.html

4) Amy Bayerhttp://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Amy+Bayer / http://www.psychophys.org/about/officers.cfm

5) Carter Beese –above

6) Josh Bigger

7) Natalie Bocock — “10 Feb 2008 … Natalie Bocock Turnage. Environmentalist. Eric Van Loon. Former Massachusetts Assistant. Secretary, Environmental Affairs and …” http://www.raisingkaine.com/Images/EnvironmentalistsForObama.pdf

 8 ) Kingsmill Bondhttp://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=123904844&play=1 / UK; Chief Strategist, Chief Analyst: Troika Dialog; Head of Emerging Markets Strategy: Deutsche Bank AG

9) Bill Bonner — ‘founder’ of Agora, Inc. (was actually JD Davidson who founded) – has his own page.

10) Clementina Brown

11) Jim Buchanan — former Michigan Governor; ‘influential’ professor of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

12) Tom Crema — Partner in Compere Associates ( London); led their principal investing activities, etc. / “Klesch Capital Partners has lost Tom Crema, the number two at the Bermuda-based fund Klesch Capital Partners. He is teaming up with John Moreland-Lynn, …” / http://www.efinancialnews.com/homepage/content/579814/restricted

13) Robert Czeschin — Newsletter Bob Czeschin’s World Investor, 12 times a year, Subscription Price $99 per, Agora Inc. Editor Robert W. Czeschin / http://www.newsletteraccess.com/display.php?id=3119

14) Dennis Davidson

15) Kent Davis –contributes to The Daily Crux

16) Adrian Day — Native of London / based in Annapolis, Md. “Adrian Day Asset Management is the business name of Global Strategic Management, a “boutique” asset-management firm founded by Adrian Day in 1991.” / “Three words summarize this approach – “Global”, “Value” and “Resources”. / “Mr. Day is a recognized authority in both global and resource investing. He is frequently interviewed by the press, domestically and abroad. He is a popular speaker and frequently invited to lecture at financial conferences and seminars around the world.” / http://www.adriandayassetmanagement.com/

17) John Deuss –above

18) Pauline Downs — Rutland County Council, Oakham, Rutland, United Kingdom [<<<?]

 
19) Presley Edwards — CEO, of the now defunct A.G. Edwards. / “In December 2001, Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin launched a civil complaint against A.G. Edwards” … “The complaint cites A.G. Edwards…’for having steered over $1 million of Boston Edison retirees’ severance money into failed investments between 1996 and 2001.’ /
 
20) Lee Euler
 
21) Marc Faber –above
 
22) Mark Frazierhttp://www.openworld.com/ / Mark Frazier, Openworld’s President, has experience in developing market-oriented initiatives for private and public sector clients in 56 countries. A graduate of Harvard University and former Visiting Fellow of the Lehrman Institute, he is a past publisher and managing editor of Reason magazine as well as cofounder of the Local Government Center, springboard for Reason Foundation’s privatization practice. He specializes in economic reforms, free zones for knowledge industries, sustainability strategies for self-help groups, and skills diffusion initiatives in emerging economies. / http://www.openworld.com/openworld-people/
 
 
24) David Hale — The Globalist. “David Hale is the founder of Chicago-based Hale Advisors, LLC and global economist. In that capacity, he advises investment management companies and multinational companies in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa on global economic trends. / Mr. Hale also serves as Chairman of the Board of China Online, LLC, a service provider for business and economic news about China. / Before launching his own firm, Mr. Hale was the Global Chief Economist for the Zurich Financial Services Group. As chief economist for Zurich, he advised the group’s fund management and insurance operations on the economic outlook and a wide range of public policy issues. / He joined the group following its acquisition of Kemper Corporation, where he had served as Chief Economist. / He joined the group following its acquisition of Kemper Corporation, where he had served as Chief Economist. / Mr. Hale holds a B.Sc. Degree in international economic affairs from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service — and a M.Sc. Degree in economics from the London School of Economics. / Mr. Hale’s articles have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review, Financial Times, New York Times, The Nihon Kezai Shimbun, The Financial Analyst Journal, Harvard Business Review and Foreign Policy. / He is also a frequent television commentator on breaking news events that affect the global economy — and a popular keynote speaker at global forums. / http://www.theglobalist.com/AuthorBiography.aspx?AuthorId=47 / http://davidhaleweb.com/
 
25) Rita Hamilton
 
26) George Hecksher
 
27) Paul Hewitt — Exec . Dir, National Taxpayers Union Foundation (ca. 1996) / http://www.cltg.org/cltg/cltg97/cpr011297.html
 
28) Neil Howe — “…best-selling author and national speaker …  is a renowned ‘authority’ on generations in America. A historian, economist, and demographer, Howe is a founding partner (with William Strauss) of the consulting firm LifeCourse Associates. / public policy advisor to the Blackstone Group, senior advisor to the Concord Coalition, and senior associate to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. / Howe has coauthored several books on generations with William Strauss, all best sellers widely used by businesses, colleges, government agencies, and political leaders of both parties. Their first book, Generations (1991) is a history of America told as a sequence of generational biographies. / Generations, said Newsweek, is “a provocative, erudite, and engaging analysis of the rhythms of American life.” Vice President Al Gore called it “the most simulating book on American history that I have ever read” and sent a copy to every member of Congress. Newt Gingrich called it “an intellectual tour de force.” / LifeCourse Associates / 9080 Eaton Park Road, Great Falls, VA 22066 / http://www.fourthturning.com/html/about_neil_howe.html
 
29) Mark Hulbert
 
30) Kathleen Juhl –above
 
31) David Keating
 
32) Dick Lamm — ex-Colorado governor (1975–1987). “Old people have a duty to die,” etc. / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Lamm
 
33) Nancy Lazar –economist, execVP of ISI Group
 
34) Becky Manges
 
35) Steve Newby –above
 
36) Mancur Olson — Harvard-trained ‘liberal’ economist.
 
37) John Rickmeier –from Wisconsin, IDC Financial Publishing, Hartland Wis.
 
38) Frank Reiss — Euroclear Bank, Brussels; UK; Monte Cristo Capital Limited; Chairman, Wingate Ventures Limited; Board Member (past), Foreign & Colonial Brazilian Investment Trust
 
39) Nick Roditi — “Profile: Nick Roditi; The secret agent of George Soros” “…Britain’s best-performing investor, whose profile is so low that his business number is ex-directory, took control of Plantation & General, a London Stock Exchange-listed company with tea and coffee interests in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Tanzania, rubber interests in Indonesia and factories making hoes – and, unconfirmed reports say, machetes for the Hutus – in Rwanda, Thailand and Brazil. …At the same time Financial World, the US business magazine reported that Roditi – who manages money for George Soros – earned pounds 80m in 1996, making him the highest paid person in the country.” / http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-4887854.html / “NICK RODITI, the highly paid money manager who runs two of George Soros’s funds from a back alley office in Hampstead…” / www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-4937073.html
 
40) Bea Romack
 
41) Fiona Sheildshttp://www.fionashields.com/
 
42) David Shulman — “David Shulman. Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast … In March 2005, David Shulman retired from Lehman Brothers where he was Managing Director and …” / http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x16894.xml / “Salomon Brothers’ market strategist David Shulman and Oppenheimer’s renowned…” / http://news.goldseek.com/DailyReckoning/1069773737.php / “David H. Shulman, Investment Banking, Ubs. $1500 to Rahm Emanuel, Friends Of Rahm Emanuel on August 29, 2007 … David H. Shulman, Investment Banking, Ubs …” / http://watchdog.net/contrib/06831/david_h._shulman
 
43) Lenny Smith
 
44) Rita Smith
 
45) Tom Stanton
 
46) Nils Taube –above
 
47) Gordon Tullock
 
48) Gary Vernier
 
49)  David Well
 
   
51) Chris Wood

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