My afternoon train reading:

• Just Call Us Generation Rent (Bloomberg)
• Troubles Abroad Keep Cash Flowing to U.S. (WSJbut see Hedge Funds Reduce Wagers After Longest-Ever Rally (Bloomberg)
• UN urges US to cut ethanol production (
• 122 Minutes With Jamie Dimon (NY Mag) see also Saving the banks, but not reckless bankers (Vox)
• After 30 Years: Raging Bulls to Aging Bulls (WSJ) see also As Corporate-Bond Yields Sink, Risks for Investors Rise (WSJ)
• 5 Graphs That Show How Crazy It Is to Compare California to Greece (The Atlantic)
• A Risky Rationale Behind Romney’s Choice of Ryan (NYT) see also Poll: Americans not enthusiastic about Paul Ryan as vice-presidential pick (The Hill)
• Everything That’s Wrong with Political Journalism in One Washington Post Item (Press Think)
• Apple vs. Samsung: complete coverage of tech’s biggest trial (The Verge)
• NSFW: The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time (YouTube) see also The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time: The Video (Pajiba)

What are you reading?

Whale’s Tail Hits Bank on Buyback

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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6 Responses to “10 Monday PM Reads”

  1. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    This article caught my attention. I had thought the Sound felt a bit warmer than the norm a week ago when I dipped a toe in it.

    I also remembered a similar article about another power plant. google helped me find it.

    The extra hot summer in the mid-west, due to the Omega Block weather pattern, is really putting a burden on our infrastructure. The “hottest July on record” that we had here in Connecticut is not doing any favors to our infrastructure either.

  2. Arequipa01 says:

    An interesting read on the whole canard of the lack of qualified US workers. Why there isn’t greater interest in guillotines and Robespierre, I’ll never know.

  3. riverrat says:

    Had not been to Press Think before. Great analysis and, at 1st glance, a great site.

    Thanks for that one Barry!

  4. ZedLoch says:

    A unfortunately great example of everything that is wrong with the American Corptocracy:

    “Carrying Progressive insurance and getting into an accident does not entitle you to the value of your insurance policy.

    It just pisses off Progressive’s lawyers.”

    As consumers, why do we even bother signing contracts anymore?

  5. Julia Chestnut says:

    The “cult of the saavy” — that’s it, exactly. Thank you, Barry, for that link. I’m forced to read the WaPo on a very regular basis, and this is the exact shift that I’ve been seeing and unable to really articulate.

    I also notice that, increasingly, media outlets are interviewing reporters or other media participants (ie, the business editor for some publication) on the news when they used to interview actual participants or players in the news. While this has been a growing trend/problem, it’s reached a fever pitch. The echo chamber, indeed.

  6. JimRino says:

    About the Ryan choice, and Romney’s clear lack of intelligence.
    It’s clear that the base, the insane gun carrying Tea Party base, likes Ryan better.