This is what I will be reading on the way home tonight:

• When Regulators Side With the Industries They Regulate (NYT)
• Is Facebook the Next MySpace? For Media Sales, Maybe (GigaOm)
• Has the US passed peak productivity growth? (What Matters)
• What Does LinkedIn IPO Mean for the Economy? (Real Time Economics)
• Tim Harford on Unexpected Economics (The Browser)
• James Altucher: About Me In 15 Questions (Stock Twits)
• Ins and Outs of Using Gadgetry (NYT); 25 More Tech Tips and Tricks (NYT)
• Judgment Day? Five failed end-of-the-world predictions (CSM)
• 100 Best Albums of the Nineties (not really) (Rolling Stone)

What are you reading?

Category: Financial Press

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13 Responses to “Late Afternoon Reads”

  1. VennData says:

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dominique Strauss-Kahn,and Newt Gingrich are all in an airplane whose last engine has failed but there was only on parachute at the time of boarding, who gets it?

    Too late, the fight attendant already jumped out.

  2. NoKidding says:

    James Altucher is predicting a slowdown.

    Venn, why Newt instead if Clinton? The latter has a bigger reputation to fit the joke.

  3. Mike in Nola says:

    I suppose all that end-of-the-world stuff affects even the CDC. It tells us how to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse.
    http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp

  4. willid3 says:

    the fed (and economists) only worry about inflation if wages (incomes) start going up, every thing else can go up as much as possible and not get a response
    http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/05/19/fed-fears-of-wage-increases-carry-risks/

    see there isn’t inflation unless wages (incomes) start going up.
    its why economists tell us inflation has been so low for so long. since wages have been falling since 2008. and before that it really started back in the 70s

  5. Mike in Nola says:

    “A team of British neuroscientists has confirmed what IT atheists have known for years – that the brains of Jobsian cult members respond to the sight of Apple products in much the same way that religious believers respond to religious imagery.”

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/19/fanboi_brain_study/

  6. Mike in Nola says:

    If your Mac gets infected with malware, it’s probably related to that discussed in the malware removal guide linked below. Looks like Apple ain’t gonna help, at least for now. (Feet of clay and all that.)

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-mac-protector

  7. patfla says:

    The Secret Sharer
    Is Thomas Drake an enemy of the state?

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/23/110523fa_fact_mayer?currentPage=all

  8. JerseyCynic says:

    Chris Whalen With Tom Keene On U.S. Banking Outlook, Citigroup’s Failed Reverse Split, Housing Slide: “No Big Bank Mergers Because There’s No Equity In The System”
    http://dailybail.com/home/chris-whalen-with-tom-keene-on-us-banking-outlook-citigroups.html

    What IS fair value?

    The question of the century

  9. mathman says:

    Thought you all might like this as a perhaps base-line comparison to the many charts we get to view on this site:

    http://lewis.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/3998/worst-chart-ever

  10. Jim67545 says:

    On the issue of productivity, I wonder to what extent “productivity” is influenced by outsourcing, and perhaps offshoring, of production? If Boeing, as an example, were to source all bolts from China at 1/3rd the cost of BA producing them domestically, and as a result the 747 rolls off the line with 100 fewer BA manhours (or whatever), has “productivity” really improved?

    As the foreign production penetration moves into the higher percentages the rate of growth in that penetration should slow – if it’s like other such things. Will that impact “productivity?”