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Source: BusinessWeek


Category: Financial Press

10 Thursday AM Reads

Why do I doubt anyone is going to wear a “sexy ebola nurse costume” for Halloween? Oh, and reads: • Fed’s Axis of Opposition Shifts from Hawks to Doves (Real Time Economics) but see Why the Fed is giving up too soon on the economy (Wonkblog) • Buybacks Can Juice Per-Share Profit, Pad Executive Pay …Read More

Category: Financial Press

1933: Colombia Experts Oppose Gold Plan


Category: Currency, Inflation, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank

Fed’s Grand Experiment Draws to a Close

Category: Federal Reserve, Video

Parenthood and Productivity of Highly Skilled Labor

Category: Think Tank

Guide to Longer Living Through Science

Better Living Through Science Source: NY Times

Category: Digital Media, Science

10 Wednesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • How Effective Were Fed Bond Buys? A QE Research Bibliography (Real Time Economics) see also Quantitative Easing Is Ending. Here’s What It Did, in Charts. (Upshot) • Earnings Results Defy Conventional Wisdom (Barron’s) • Ten Insane Things We Believe On Wall Street (Reformed Broker) • Germany Inc. Scrutinized for Using Labor Like Paper…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Exporting Corruption

From Transparency International: The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, adopted in 1997, requires each signatory country to make foreign bribery a crime for which individuals and enterprises are responsible. The Convention is a key instrument for curbing the export of corruption globally because the 41 signatory countries are responsible for approximately two-thirds of world exports and almost…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Legal, Politics

10 Wednesday AM Reads

Midway thru the week, will this torrid rally take a breather? Or have is the snapback just an oversold bounce? Find out in our morning train reads: • The Timeless Allure of Stock-Market Timers (Barron’s) • The Stock Market Bottomed Ten Days Ago (Irrelevant Investor) see also Why Americans Will Believe Anything You Tell Them, in One…Read More

Category: Financial Press

American Red Cross Wasted Millions of Dollars of Sandy Donations

The American Red Cross has become a man-made disaster. It wasted millions of dollars in Hurricane Sandy aid through mismanagement and poor judgment. It compounded the snafu by covering up its errors, hiring lawyers to prevent the public from finding out what happened to its donations. Earlier this year, I expressed my disappointment in the…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Really, really bad calls