Here are today’s favorite reads:

• How optimistic is the stock market really? (Market Watch)
• Capitalists Who Fear Free Markets (NYT) If they fear the free markets, are they really capitalists?
• The extend and pretend exposé – coming to a bank near you (FT.com)
• Goldman Braces for Federal Subpoenas (WSJ)
• America Is Bankrupt (But Not the Way You Think) (HBR)
• Las Vegas looks a lot like the new Detroit (Market Watch)
• Why the GOP wants to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (LA Times)
• Tim Harford on Unexpected Economics (The Browser)
• Study Sees Way to Win Spam Fight (NYT)
• Ron Artest: Citizen (Negative Dunkalectics)

What are you reading?

Category: Financial Press, Markets

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8 Responses to “Friday Reads”

  1. willid3 says:

    banksters favorite regulator. at it again. would have though they would have figured out they helped create this mess. but guess not
    http://baselinescenario.com/2011/05/19/o-c-c-spells-trouble-again/
    and the banksters error rate is a little off
    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/05/former-lps-employees-allege-30-to-78-error-rate-in-borrower-mortgage-records-contradicting-bankerregulator-cover-up.html
    and the Florida ‘fix’ for foreclosures. operation as designed?
    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/05/florida-kangaroo-foreclosure-courts-likely-to-fold.html
    and can any body trust mckinseys?
    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/05/rajat-gupta-and-mckinseys-dented-reputation.html

  2. Al_Czervik says:

    We’re getting value for our Federal taxes (and borrowing).

    http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp

  3. formerlawyer says:

    Watching George Carlin’s Who really controls America?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYIC0eZYEtI&feature=youtu.be

  4. gman says:

    Private the upside(mngmt gain rather than shareholders) and socialize the downside. Good work..if you can get it! Add Tepco to the list.

  5. egreen711 says:

    you ask: “If they fear the free markets, are they really capitalists?” Heck, yeah! Is it played any other way?

  6. alnval says:

    I always scan your “reads” and this time landed on the Harvard Business Review blog. A thought provoking and well written piece that I’ve been processing for a couple of days now. It offers a contemporary but timeless message much as did Walt Kelly in 1970 when he wrote, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” The more things change the more they stay the same?