Some longer form reads to start off your weekend:

• Who Destroyed the Economy? The Case Against the Baby Boomers (The Atlantic)
• October Surprise? (Barron’s)
Swallowed by the London Whale: The Woman Who Took the Fall for JPMorgan Chase (NYT Magazine)
• What’s Your ‘Magic’ Retirement-Savings Number? (WSJ)
• Deep Thoughts With the Homeless Billionaire (Businessweek)
• Jamie Dimon on the Line (Vanity Fair) see also Why Breaking Up MegaBanks Would Help Investors (naked capitalism)
• Bernanke’s QE3 Will Turn Out Better Than Japan’s (Bloomberg)
• A Guitar Maker Aims to Stay Plugged In (NYT)
• How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless and the Middle Class Got Shafted (Truth Out)
• The Trouble with Comments (Contently)

What are you doing this weekend?


Poll: Does China Represent More of an Economic Threat or Opportunity

Source: History Squared

Category: Financial Press

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12 Responses to “10 Weekend Reads”

  1. Roanman says:

    I get in trouble all the time offering my opinion that if our parent’s generation was indeed “The Greatest Generation”, Baby Boomers are most certainly “the lamest generation” despite our self-aggrandizing claims.

  2. Lupin says:

    The “who destroyed the economy” article seems to be unavailable from the Atlantic or the National Journal.

  3. Greg0658 says:

    Nickelodeon day of play – starts in 4m .. watch out for the kiddies
    its Harvest Fest here in town – and I’m surfing only (no 1000points of light for me)

    and contentlyComments – interesting read – I think feedback helps the volunteer based blogosphere .. the vote system can/does/could make it self regulatory

  4. VennData says:

    Video shows ‘scientist’ in Congress saying evolution is from ‘pit of Hell’

    Go GOP.

  5. Works for me!

    click thru again

  6. How Stupid says:

    Has anybody else noticed that almost all Obama 2012 stickers are on cars driven by Baby Boomers? A more specific observation is that they tend to be women and the cars tend to be new and expensive.

  7. Tim says:

    “What are you doing this weekend?”

    Out at the weekend farm getaway, enjoying the fall foliage, nature, a little hiking, farmstand pickings, peace & quiet, a good fireplace, gourmet home cooking, catching up on reading, …long holiday weekend relaxation, aahhh….life is good. Counting our blessings compared with so many not so happy/fortunate people in our country, and around the world. God bless everyone.

  8. VennData says:

    Why did the Middle Class person cross the road? To get to their second job.

    Three Middle Class people walk into a bar; and start serving.

    Sheldon Adelson, The Koch brothers and a Middle Class person give money to a SuperPac;
    who can’t coordinate what it does with Mitt Romney? The Middle Class person, because who cares?

    A GOP Talking Head and a Middle Class person are on a flight where the engines have all failed, but there’s only one parachute left for the two of them. The GOP Talking Head turns to the Middle Class person and asks, “What are you doing on an airplane?”

    An Undecided Middle Class person was trying to figure out whether it was more important to a) stop all abortions b) all of the above

    How many Middle Class people does it take to screw in a Light Bulb? Well count how many you start with since you can immediately forget about 47% of them.

  9. SANETT says:

    If you didn’t link on the above post:

    Congressman Paul Broun (R-Ga.) said last week that evolution and the big bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of Hell.”

    He continued:

    “You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don’t believe that the earth’s but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.”

    Broun is a high-ranking member of the House Science Committee, of which Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is also a member.
    (people can believe what they can’t prove but it’s still pretty scary — anyone know exactly this guy ended up with this role in governing our lives?)

  10. willid3 says:

    we will have costs with inflation and without it. so our choices are a recession or a depression?