My afternoon train reading:

• Class Dunce Passes Fed’s Stress Test Without a Sweat (Bloomberg)
• The Neuroeconomics Revolution (Project Syndicate) see also Don’t Blink! The Hazards of Confidence (NYT)
• Standing By the Bankers, Right or Wrong (NYT) see also Another Hidden Bailout: Helping Wall Street Collect Your Rent (Rolling Stone)
• Damning the Demimonde: Thomas Frank Versus the Oligarchs’ Enablers (Jesse’s Café Américain)
• Groupthink:Why Brainstorming Doesnt Reall Work (New Yorker)
• Apple as hegemonic swarm (Ultimi Barbarorum)
• Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? (Rutgers Mat Dept)
• Why Conservatives Are Still Crazy After All These Years (Rolling Stonesee also ‘Mediscare,’ Republican style (Washington Post)
• FiveBooks Interviews -Andy Borowitz on Comic Writing (The Browser)
• How to have a conversation (

What are you reading?


A Threat to Treasurys’ Flight

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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8 Responses to “10 Monday PM Reads”

  1. Petey Wheatstraw says:

    * states completely fail corruption test, none pass.

  2. Petey Wheatstraw says:

    Damn the F’n caps key!

    8 states completely fail corruption test, none pass.

  3. evodevo says:

    Re: A Threat to Treasurys’ Flight – when it gets to 3.9%, call me. Till then, not interested.

  4. Jojo says:

    Is global warming making people fat? We now have an excuse! [lol]
    New theory: CO2 makes you fat

    Danish researchers have announced a rather wild hypothesis: Perhaps we are getting fatter and fatter because of the increasing CO2 levels in the atmosphere.

    No, this is not 1 April – and this is not an April Fool’s hoax.

    Mad as it may sound, Danish researchers have announced a theory that may not only explain why people all over the world are getting fatter and fatter, but also warn of the serious consequences for life on Earth of continued pollution of the atmosphere by CO2 emissions.

    In itself, the theory is quite simple: CO2 contributes to making us fat.
    “There’s something in the air”

    The theory arose several years ago, when Lars-Georg Hersoug studied the development of obesity among people who had been followed over a number of years in the so-called MONICA studies (Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardio-vascular Disease) in Denmark. These studies have mapped the lifestyles of thousands of Danes.

    Hersoug was surprised to see that both fat and thin people taking part in the studies over a 22-year period had put on weight – and the increase was proportionately the same.

    Orexins – which are neuropeptide hormones – in the brain stimulate wakefulness and energy expenditure. These hormones may be affected by CO2, and this can cause us to go to bed later, affecting our metabolism so it is easier for us to put on weight. But orexins are also involved in the stimulation of food intake.

    “The normal theory is that fat people get fatter because they don’t move as much as they should,” says Hersoug, now a post-doc at the Research Centre for Prevention and Health at Glostrup University Hospital. “But the study showed that thin people also get fatter, and this happened over the whole of the 22-year period of the study.”
    Obesity may follow CO2 concentration

  5. rktbrkr says:

    Irish getting tired of subsidizing their European banker overlords bad real estate bets?

  6. rktbrkr says:

    What O’Bama could have done differently…

    Team O’Bama’s financial fix was mostly a continuation of the Team Bush fixes and McCain would have done similar and we can expect Mutt to continue the pattern of favoritism, amp it up for his fav bankers of course. Man that was depressing reading.