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10 Sunday Reads

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On January 13, 2013 @ 7:00 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled

These are your reads to begin your Sunday morning.

Silliness resolved: Treasury: We won’t mint a platinum coin to sidestep the debt ceiling (WaPo [1]) see also Treasury Won’t Mint Platinum Coin to Avoid Debt Ceiling (WSJ [2])
Wall Street thanks you for your service, Tim Geithner (Guardian [3])
• The Next Oil?: Rare Earth Metals (The Diplomat [4])
• The tinkerers who made America great (Fortune [5]) see also Be Wrong as Fast as You Can (NYT [6])
Are Giant Corporate Penalties for Illegal Activities Tax Deductible? (NYT [7])
• U.S. now on pace for European levels of austerity in 2013 (Wonkblog [8])
• 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person (Cracked [9])
• Top Chicago Litigators to Retry 2,400-Year-Old Socrates Case Before 7th Circuit’s Judge Posner (ABAJournal [10]) see also Retrying Socrates, in front of Judge Posner (Marginal Revolution [11])
• The Science Behind Persuading People (WSJ [12])
The Beatles of Comedy: Monty Python’s genius was to respect nothing (The Atlantic [13])

How about some Dim Sum brunch today?


Since 2011, Three-Quarters Of Deficit Reduction Has Been Via Spending Cuts
Source: Think Progress [15]

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[1] WaPo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/01/12/treasury-we-wont-mint-a-platinum-coin-to-sidestep-the-debt-ceiling/

[2] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324581504578238113719321432.html

[3] Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/11/wall-street-thanks-tim-geithner-service

[4] The Diplomat: http://thediplomat.com/2013/01/10/the-new-prize-china-and-indias-rare-earth-scramble/?all=true

[5] Fortune: http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2013/01/04/tinkerers-alec-foege/

[6] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/magazine/be-wrong-as-fast-as-you-can.html?&pagewanted=all

[7] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/business/paying-the-price-in-settlements-but-often-deducting-it.html

[8] Wonkblog: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/01/02/the-u-s-is-now-planning-more-austerity-than-europe/

[9] Cracked: http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-harsh-truths-that-will-make-you-better-person/

[10] ABAJournal: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/chicago_legal_heavyweights_to_retry_2400-year-old_socrates_case_before_7th_/

[11] Marginal Revolution: http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2013/01/retrying-socrates-in-front-of-judge-posner.html

[12] WSJ: http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324669104578203461416235022.html?mg=reno64-wsj

[13] The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/print/2013/01/the-beatles-of-comedy/309185/

[14] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/three-quarters.jpg

[15] Think Progress: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/08/1416101/deficit-reduction-charts-spending/

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