Ahhh, not quite so busy today. Here are what I hope to read when I get 3 minutes today:

• Why Identifying a Bubble Is So Much Trouble (Bloomberg)
Kass: Low Rates Don’t Hold the Answer (The Street) see also What Really Caused the Eurozone Crisis? (The Street Light)
• Global Stocks Drop 20% Into Bear Market as Debt Crisis Outweighs Profits (Bloomberg) see also Global economy alarm bells ring (CNN/Money)
Lowenstein: The War on Insider Trading: Market-Beaters Beware (NYT  Magazine)
• Do Regulations Really Kill Jobs Overall? Not So Much (Pro Publica)
• Mercedes-Benz Sales Growth Slows in China (WSJ)
Housing Survey: Bye, Bye To The American Dream? (Trulia Insights) see also Housing Slump Hits New Mortgage Loans (WSJ)
• A Business Insider retrospective (Macro.org) see alsoBusiness Insider, over-aggregation, and the mad grab for traffic (Reuters)
• Can Meg Whitman: Be Hewlett-Packard’s Steve Jobs ? (BusinessWeek)
• Parsing Netflix’s ‘Apology’ (NYT) see also The internet is a brutal taskmaster – even for Netflix founder Reed Hastings (Telegraph)

What are you reading?


Category: Financial Press

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15 Responses to “10 Friday AM Reads”

  1. klhoughton says:

    I’m with Mike Donnelly, if you didn’t check out Kash yesterday.

    Way to bet: Meg Whitman will be HP’s John Sculley. If you’re ignoring that another 2010 California Republican politician already locked up that role.

  2. swalcott says:

    on the business insider article, as i read that website even though i know it’s the same as slowing down to look at car accidents.

    i think those guys sell space on their website but don’t label it as advertising. they started a series of photo essays and stories about the new jersey/brooklyn nets. articles about how fantastic their owner’s life is, stories about the arena, etc. there were at least three or four nets related ‘articles’ in the space of two weeks. all puff pieces/advertising to get that piece of sh*t team profile more excited.

    i know the columbia school of journalism website has written about a low ethical standard for the business insider, but i thought i would comment on what i view as a really bad karma ‘media’ practice.

    sorry for the rant.

  3. Sock the Mighty says:

    Physicists claim to have found neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light:


  4. jack says:

    the bridge president obama used yesterday as his backdrop for his argument for shovel ready projects wouldn’t qualify…the replacement bridge has been in the work for years, and isn’t set to commence construction until 2015:

    there is nothing structurally wrong with the bridge, it is just too small to handle to current traffic flow.

    i don’t have a problem with spending money on shovel ready infrastructure projects, i just don’t think we have a shovel ready government that gives the final approval for the go ahead to start construction. that was a large part of the issue in stimulus #1.

  5. Joe Friday says:

    Sock the Mighty,

    Physicists claim to have found neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light

    And that, if it is not an error in measurement, was likely the story of the century, if not the millennium.

  6. ashpelham2 says:

    But can the neutrinos travel by themselves? And if so, where do they get the energy? What I’m saying is, without those pieces of information, it’s really a useless discovery. And that’s if it isn’t an error.

  7. Bill in SF says:

    Why is Elizabeth Warren running for the Senate? With a clip like this, she outshines any of the dim bulbs currently running for the White House. Obama better be looking over his shoulder.


  8. lunartop says:

    “Benford’s Law: using stats to bust an entire nation for naughtiness.” http://www.badscience.net/2011/09/benfords-law-using-stats-to-bust-an-entire-nation-for-naughtiness/

  9. kvnbrady says:

    When Fed released its latest plan All sighed, “Th’economy, ’tis bad!”
    Global markets picked up and ran – like girls chasing the latest fad.

    Oh, stocks did drop quite a wretched lot! Fly-by-day traders gripped their desks!
    All moaned, “All is going to pot!” But each day the sun still set West.

  10. Julia Chestnut says:

    This pretty much sums up how I feel about Whitman for HP:


    I have no idea who thought this was a good idea. Who knows — maybe she’ll prove me wrong. But I fail to see a single resume point of hers that fits with what HP needs to do in this market. Does she strike you as the kind to issue a “burning platform” memo?

    The overlap at this point between her ambitions and those of Carly Fiorina is striking and a little bizarre.

  11. jack says:

    what i like about the neutrino article is their respect for the scientific process. they understand the consequences of them being right, and have put it out to the community to test their hypothesis. this is a collaboration from the same lab (CERN) that recently unveiled a study of cosmic rays and their effect in the formulation of clouds.


    since cloud feedback is one of the more controversial components of the climate models used by the IPCC to forecast global warming, this is pretty groundbreaking. they treated it the same way…’our conclusions may not be politically correct, but here is our study, and see if you can find errors in it’…

  12. Andrew says:

    Well played with the “macro.org” link.

  13. streeteye says:

    John Hempton – on the clusterf*** mechanics of a peripheral country abandoning the Euro.

    Basically needs a bank holiday and troops on the borders.


    Madness, to think Greece or any other country could default and remain in the Euro.

    And of course, when Greece goes, you need to have secretly determined up front all the countries that remain in the Euro, and firewall any potentially vulnerable countries with an impregnable ECB backstop. Otherwise, if say Portuguese sees what happens to Greece, if they perceive any risk it happens to them, every last Euro will try to flee the country before it happens, precipitating the same outcome.

  14. Sharon M says:


    And, lo, physics majors around the world wept. And it was good.
    Stephanie Johnson