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10 Wednesday PM Reads

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On December 26, 2012 @ 4:30 pm In Markets | Comments Disabled

My afternoon reading:

• Hedge funds have had another lousy year, to cap a disappointing decade (Economist [1])
Its Garbage Time (TRB [2])
• “Fiscal cliff” creates waiting game for payrolls firms (Chicago Tribune [3])
• Household Formation is the Most Overlooked Statistic in Economics  (The Atlantic [4])
• We know nothing because we read newspapers (Fabius Maximus [5]) see also The media – a broken component of America’s machinery to observe and understand the world (Fabius Maximus [6])
• Regulatory ‘Whale’ Hunt Advances (WSJ [7])
• Guns Are Out of Stock at Wal-Mart; Magazine Prices Surge (Bloomberg [8]) but see Gun control and the waning influence of the NRA (Eclecta Blog [9])
• 2013 may look a lot like 2012 (The Buzz [10])
• Why are we debating cuts to Social Security? (Yahoo News [11]) see also Medicare Spending Isn’t Out of Control, HealthCare Spending Is  (Economix [12])
• Sandy Tops List of 2012 Extreme Weather & Climate Events (Climate Central [13])

What are you reading?

 

Venture Capital to Suppress Its Appetite for Risk in 2013
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Source: WSJ [15]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Economist: http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21568741-hedge-funds-have-had-another-lousy-year-cap-disappointing-decade-going

[2] TRB: http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/12/25/garbage-time/

[3] Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-tax-payrollbre8bk17s-20121221,0,7391721.story

[4] The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/12/the-most-overlooked-statistic-in-economics-is-poised-for-an-epic-comeback-household-formation/266573/

[5] Fabius Maximus: http://fabiusmaximus.com/2009/10/12/reading-3/

[6] Fabius Maximus: http://fabiusmaximus.com/2009/06/02/media-3/

[7] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324731304578191721178741876.html

[8] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-19/guns-out-of-stock-at-wal-mart-as-magazine-prices-surge-on.html

[9] Eclecta Blog: http://www.eclectablog.com/2012/12/gun-control-michigan-republicans-and-the-waning-influence-of-the-nra.html

[10] The Buzz: http://buzz.money.cnn.com/2012/12/20/2013-outlook/?iid=HP_LN

[11] Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com/why-debating-cuts-social-security-095809481.html

[12] Economix: http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/medicare-spending-isnt-out-of-control/

[13] Climate Central: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/hurricane-sandy-tops-list-of-2012-extreme-weather-and-climate-events-15405

[14] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/MK-BZ727_VENTUR_G_20121225181506.jpg

[15] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324731304578193631342612220.html

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