What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in the Stock Market?

If you were monitoring Etrade’s MarkeCaster this morning you would have noticed that the ask price has consistently hovered below the market price for various stocks. I’ve been informed by Etrade customer service this is the result of NASDAQ ‘pushing through conditional orders’ of 100 shares at the lower price.  At this time, 10:34 MST,…

Over the Counter Glitch

August 8 Update:  Previously I deleted all the stock market posts because of what was happening in the market.  I’m putting them back now. Original Article: Yesterday the price of a certain stock, which I can’t mention here because I’m no longer recommending stocks on this site, was different on Etrade’s main website than it…

The Stock Market & Controversy Don’t Mix

I wrote previously about two innovative American companies. Since that time, it’s occurred to me that some people might associate those companies with controversial statements on this site. Since the companies have no relationship to any of the opinions stated here, I’ve deleted the articles about them. I still own shares in them however, and…

Church of England Votes on Female Bishops

The Church of England’s General Synod is set to vote on Monday on whether to allow women to become bishops.  This would not necessarily compel all Anglican Churches to accept women bishops, but it would set a precedent.  Conservative Anglicans rejected a previous proposal in 2012.  However, Anglican women in the United States, Canada and…

What Do You Do With a Problem Like the Priesthood?

We’ve been forced by the Ordain Women story to talk about the Mormon Church as if it represents the world at large. What a coup for a Church that, although it shares the modern world’s basic premises, remains somewhat fringe. For example, Mormonism shares with Christianity the concept of male priesthood. However, this comparison is…

Mormonism, Priesthood and Gender

Kate Kelly argues that the roles of women have become more restrictive since the founding of the church, and that women were always meant to have the priesthood. The same thing has been said of Christianity. The reality is that modern culture is heir to ideas developed during the so-called Axial Age. (800 to 500…

Kate Kelly and the Church

One reason I’m having such a hard time talking about Kate Kelly’s Ordain Women movement is that she’s apparently forgotten who the Mormons are. Isn’t this the same church that ranks women lower in authority than their own sons? Isn’t this the church that regularly asks women to give the ‘It’s-okay-that-my-husband-is-the-boss’ speech?   The speaker starts…