My afternoon train reads:

• The four business gangs that run the US (Sydney Morning Herald)
Bill Gross: Money for Nothin’ Writing Checks for Free (PIMCO)
• Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing (Farnam Street) see also Foul shooting and luck (Sabermetric Research)
• The Fall and Rise of the West (Foreign Affairs) see also Europe (Dr.Ed’s Blog)
• The Failure of Peterson-ism (Slate)
• “Budget Crusader” Ryan Stays Silent in Fiscal Showdown With Obama (Bloombergsee also Paul Ryan vs. Marco Rubio (National Journal)
Perverse Economics of the Electric Grid: As Generation Gets Cheaper, Transmission Costs Soar (Forbes)
• To Take the Hassle Out of Traveling, Pack These Apps (WSJ)
• Insight: How Colombian drug traffickers used HSBC to launder money (Reuters) priorities Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy (theguardian)
• Why BuzzFeed raised new venture capital (Fortune)

What are you reading?


REITs Gained in 2012 on Economy, Housing

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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16 Responses to “10 Thursday PM Reads”

  1. mathman says:

    Meanwhile, it’s business as usual:

    The Earth’s population of efficient Human termites continues to devour the planet out of house and home. Similar to the oil industry racing to the Arctic to suck out any newly revealed deposits of fossil fuels, we have mining companies racing to exploit a dying Amazon forest. Just like the vanishing ice sheets and glaciers of the Arctic and Antarctic, the trees of the Amazon are succumbing to a warming planet

    And so the unending destruction of the planet steamrolls onward in the name of ”development” and “progress”. The conversion of the real world into profitable commodities leaves in its wake a toxic and barren wasteland.

  2. willid3 says:

    Latvia,, that beacon of a successful austerity

    only if you allow 20% of your country to export themselves to work else where does it work?

  3. Iamthe50percent says:

    Sorry to tell you platinum coin fans, but Congress, not the Executive branch has the power to coin money per Article I Section 8 of the Constitution. So Boehner and the Tea Party have to authorize the minting of the platinum coin.

  4. theexpertisin says:

    Maybe Gross’ right hand man, El-Erian, will talk some sense into the spending addicts of DC with his new position in the Obama administration.

    Maybe not.

  5. Jojo says:

    Jan. 3, 2013, 12:45 p.m. EST
    Cracking the 2013 tax code
    A guide to the changes wrought by the fiscal-cliff deal

  6. Al_Czervik says:

    Regarding the Bill Gross piece, did he suggest that some or all of the gold reserve might be missing from Fort Knox? A stunning assertion.

  7. tradeking13 says:

    America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead (Mother Jones)
    New research finds Pb is the hidden villain behind violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic. And fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than doing nothing.

  8. Theravadin says:

    As I read it, what Gross’ piece really says is “we haven’t got a clue what happens when the central banks start printing money in these quantities under these conditions”. An interesting admission from Gross… and a potentially pretty scary piece of terra incognito.

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