My afternoon train reads:

• How to Get Caught Insider Trading (Compliance Building)
BoE on HFT: “A large absolute noise contribution” (FT Alphaville)
• The Deficit Did Not Cause The Recession; The Recession Caused The Deficit (Comstock Funds)
• Housing is just fine (Bloomberg) see also No its really not (Credit Slips)
Bartlett: The Debt Limit Is the Real Fiscal Cliff (Economix)
• The world’s commodity supercycle is far from dead (The Telegraph)
• Can Open Source Ratings Break the Ratings Agency Oligopoly? (naked capitalism)
• GOP Leaders May Be Pondering Surrender On Taxes (Talking Points Memo) see also Who Got the Biggest Tax Break in the Last 30 Years? The Rich, Of Course! (The Atlantic)
Fascinating: The cost of selling Samsung Galaxies (Asymco)
• The 50 Best Albums of 2012 (Paste Magazine)

What are you reading?

 

ISM Manufacturing Index

Source: Barron’s

Category: Financial Press

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7 Responses to “10 Monday PM Reads”

  1. VennData says:

    It’s 71 in Chicago today.

    http://www.weather.com/weather/today/USIL0225

    I hope the mean temp’s 124 at the Reagan Library for the next five centuries

  2. Jojo says:

    Now here is some innovation!
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    Nano-Engineered Polymer Matrix in FIPEL Lights Convert Charge into Light
    Published on December 3, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    Say goodbye to that annoying buzz created by overhead fluorescent light bulbs in your office. Scientists at Wake Forest University have developed a flicker-free, shatterproof alternative for large-scale lighting.

    The lighting, based on field-induced polymer electroluminescent (FIPEL) technology, also gives off soft, white light – not the yellowish glint from fluorescents or bluish tinge from LEDs.

    “People often complain that fluorescent lights bother their eyes, and the hum from the fluorescent tubes irritates anyone sitting at a desk underneath them,” said David Carroll, the scientist leading the development of this technology at Wake Forest. “The new lights we have created can cure both of those problems and more.”

    http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=26087

  3. Jojo says:

    OTOH, the usual suspects (car salespeople and Congress) wind up at the bottom of the trust (and RESPECT) list.
    ————
    December 3, 2012
    Congress Retains Low Honesty Rating
    Nurses have highest honesty rating; car salespeople, lowest

    PRINCETON, NJ — As Congress remains involved in protracted negotiations over the pending “fiscal cliff” that could disrupt the nation’s economy if not addressed by Jan. 1, one in 10 Americans rate the honesty and ethical standards of its members as very high or high. This puts the lawmaking body second lowest on a list of 22 professions measured — higher only than car salespeople.

    Please tell me how you would rate the honesty and ethical standards of people in these different fields — very high, high, average, low, or very low? How about — [RANDOM ORDER]? November 2012 results

    [Click link below to see results image]

    These results are from Gallup’s Nov. 26-29 update of the perceived honesty and ethical standards of professions. Survey respondents rated each profession on a five-point honesty and ethical scale ranging from “very high” to “very low.”

    Americans’ views of the 22 professions tested vary widely — extending from the 85% who rate nurses’ ethics and honesty as very high or high to a low of 8% rating car salespeople the same.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/159035/congress-retains-low-honesty-rating.aspx

  4. VennData says:

    Obama warns Assad against using chemical weapons

    And suggests he should use discretion if he’s intent on raising rebel’s top marginal rates.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57556771/obama-warns-assad-against-using-chemical-weapons-there-will-be-consequences/

  5. dbrodess says:

    BR. Did you see this yesterday? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/magazine/who-do-online-advertisers-think-you-are.html?_r=0

    A fascinating look under the hood.

  6. S Brennan says:

    File under:

    Momma don’t let your children grow up to be scientists or engineers:

    http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/congress-betrays-us-stem-worker-once-again

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