Some short, interesting reading to start off your week:

• Warning signs on market liquidity risks  (Reuters)
• Economics in Crisis (Project Syndicate)
• A Low Bid for Fixing a Big Mess (NY Times)
• The Century of Disasters (Slate)
• Suddenly, Gold Isn’t Looking So Solid (NY Times)
• Iraq dossier drawn up to make case for war – intelligence officer (Guardian)
• A Short History of Goldman Spokesman Lucas Van Praag’s Most Withering Rebuttals (NY Mag)
• How China boomed by trial and error (FT)
• Adult Supervision: Why Facebook Needs Sheryl Sandberg (BB Businessweek)

What are you reading?

Category: Financial Press, Markets

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11 Responses to “Monday Morning Reads”

  1. VennData says:

    The market’s down because Huckabee isn’t running. He was the only candidate that would FORCE these liberals to home school their children … the ones that made it past the abortionists anyway.

    God wants tax cuts. And he wants you to pay the majority of your medical care in old age. That’s His plan: Medicare part G … it’s all there in the Good Book, if you’d take a minute out of your lazy life collecting welfare for yourself all day and just read It.

  2. beaufou says:

    I’ll answer MEH here about Strauss Kahn.

    I don’t believe anyone framed the man as it is widely believed.
    Even as polls named him the front runner in the upcoming Presidential election in France for the socialist party, he was actually the man Sarkozy wanted to face because of his long list of skeletons in the closet, unreported for the most part but well known in political circles.
    Sarkozy and his party had nothing to do with it.

    Strauss Kahn didn’t make friends with his alternative World currency in the US, but his departure from the IMF had been announced, Felix Salmon is talking about Christine Lagarde, the actual French Economy Minister as his replacement.
    http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/16/why-lagarde-will-be-the-next-imf-managing-director/

    A French writer has just come forward with a ten year old rape attempt story.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/16/dominique-strauss-khan-tristane-banon

    Apparently, this was not the first time DSK had misbehaved at the Sofitel in New York, the hotel management were, according to a French elected official, covering up for him.
    In French: http://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/politique/debre-sur-dsk-l-hotel-a-etouffe-d-autres-affaires_993154.html

    The man has a past and a famous sexual appetite, I believe he simply didn’t get away with it this time.

  3. MOSFILM ONLINE CINEMA IS OPEN

    Popular Soviet and Russian films for free viewing.

    http://www.cinema.mosfilm.ru/

    This is really cool! This is like going back in time and looking at the world through the communist prism that the other half of the world viewed things through. The irony of the site is the feed tends to be a bit slow. I was assuming that this was some sort of tip of the hat to the old communist market delivery system so it is even more like being there! ;)

    Anyway, if you want a look at Russian cinematic history this is your place. There are also many films with English and foreign subtitles. One thing I did notice was that the women were a very liberated bunch. It is almost as if western and communist women were heading in the same direction but taking a different path. It is a little shocking to me, apart from the wealth we now enjoy (that is slipping away from so many), the cultural morals are not much different than what ours have evolved to today. The Russians just arrived at it about 50 years before we did

    One of your challenges while viewing these films is to figure out which is the propaganda and which is the cultural norm. Checking out some of these films on IMDB and the discussion boards will help clear up some confusion

  4. mrwonkish says:

    I’m not reading but watching ->

    “For the first time in Greece a documentary produced by the audience. “Debtocracy” seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions, hidden by the government and the dominant media. The documentary will be distributed free by the end of March without usage rights and broadcasted and subtitled in at least three languages.

    http://www.mrwonkish.nl/debtocracy

  5. socaljoe says:

    How China boomed by trial and error

    Isn’t that how capitalism works?

    The problem is when capitalism is manipulated and “error” is rewarded.

  6. beaufou,

    I’m not sure I was saying anything about DSK being ‘framed’..but, nonetheless, see..

    Q: Who puts up more of a fight against the predatory, overbearing and bullying attitudes of the IMF?

    1) A chambermaid in New York City.
    2) Ireland.

    http://incakolanews.blogspot.com/2011/05/todays-biz-quiz-question.html

    hopefully, one of these daze, the Irish will figure it out, as well..

  7. VennData says:

    Sorry Joe, those were state-directed trials… and errors… AND they have a progressive, forty percent top marginal tax rate too. And in even more bad news for coddlers-of-the-rich Party…

    Vatican issues new green message for world’s Catholics: Climate Change is Man-Made

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/apr/27/catholicism.religion

  8. beaufou says:

    Mark,
    I didn’t think you thought so.

    It looks like this one is not going away easily, now if only they had the same zeal when it comes to bank CEOs.

  9. formerlawyer says:

    So VennData

    Where does that leave House Speaker John Boehner?

    BTW in the clearly obvious category, Trump bows out:

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/05/trump-not-runninng-for-president.html