My afternoon train reading:

Recovery Sign: More People Are Quitting Their Jobs (CNBC)
• Underwater Homes Remain a Dark Spot in the Recovery (The Fiscal Times) see also Pipe-Swipers Take Toilets as U.S. Homes With Plumbing Ebb (Bloomberg)
Martin Wolf: The case for helicopter money (
• Investors Use Bond ETFs to Sidestep Broken Fixed-Income Markets (Institutional Investor)
• Buffett’s Favorite Valuation Metric Surges Over the 100% Level (Pragmatic Capitalsim)
• Should the Fed pop bubbles by raising interest rates? (WonkBlog)
• The economics of 2033 (World Economic Forum)
• Can We Stabilize the Debt with Just $670 Billion in Deficit Reduction? (Next New Deal) see also Deficit-reduction disorder (The Economist)
• Island Hoping in the Galapagos (World Property Channel)
Empire Military Errors: Inside the Battle of Hoth (Wired)

What are you reading?


Borrowing: Key to Recession and Recovery

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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14 Responses to “10 Mid-Week PM Reads”

  1. RW says:

    No Kids, No Booze, No Pets: Inside North Dakota’s Largest Man Camp

    In North Dakota, shale oil production is expanding U.S. oil and natural gas supplies and shifting the balance of power in global energy markets. U.S. oil exports are way up and crude imports are lower than they have been in almost 16 years. The sudden influx of workers into North Dakota, population 699,628, has lowered the state’s unemployment rate to 3.2 percent, the nation’s lowest, and created a housing crisis unlike the one we’re used to hearing about: there just aren’t enough homes to go around.

  2. mad97123 says:

    Should the Fed pop bubbles by raising interest rates? Obviously not while they are in the middle of blowing the bubble, that would be counter-productive.

    “If the underlying economic environment creates a strong incentive for financial institutions to, say, take on more credit risk in a reach for yield, it is unlikely that regulatory tools can completely contain this behavior.”

    They can’t contain the reach for yield, but they can promote it with low rates?

  3. Angryman1 says:

    shale is expensive to make.

  4. Anonymous Jones says:

    Thanks for Battle of Hoth link. That was definitely worth a click.

  5. 873450 says:

    Pipe-Swipers Take Toilets as U.S. Homes With Plumbing Ebb (Bloomberg)

    Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills
    One man gathers what another man spills

  6. farmera1 says:

    What are you having for dinner????????

    Approximately 80% of the antibiotics used in this country are fed to meat producing animals. Antibiotics are routinely fed to animals at low levels and antibiotics makes the animals put on weight faster. This kind of use of antibiotics isn’t allowed in Europe. The way it is done (using low levels of antibiotics for long periods of time) is an ideal situation to promote resistant bugs, which are now common in hospitals.

  7. Mike in Nola says:

    HP continues it’s game of blind man’s buff by building Android tablets.

    Thought best comment was:

    HAHA. Here’s the last 18 months of HP.
    We’re Phones and tablets.
    Forget Phones, here’s our tablet.
    Forget Tablets.
    We’re not going to make computers anymore.
    CEO Your fired.
    We’re making computers again.
    Hey What about phones and tablets.

  8. willid3 says:

    is it really important to stabilize the debt?


    at what level?

    are we really sure about that?

  9. mad97123 says:

    Kind of suprising the minimum wage proposal didn’t get much press.

    Imagine the circular reference that will occur with the Fed targeting 2-2.5% inflation.

  10. willid3 says:

    inheritance tax is good policy

    after not taxing it leads to less work by those who inherit, they are more likely to retire early, have children who are less likely to achieve their potential.

  11. VennData says:

    As U.S. gasoline prices soar, hedge fund oil bets near record

    A cab driver said he was convinced the price would be just $1 a gallon if the government “stopped Wall Street trading oil.”

    Well, that’s an interesting take. If he really believes that then he should buy stock in Wall Street.

  12. Mike in Nola says:

    Some thoughts on what a minimum wage really is from posted over at ZH:

  13. Roanman says:

    Pipe-Swipers Take Toilets as U.S. Homes With Plumbing Ebb (Bloomberg)

    This has been going on for 30 years, I had a furnace walk out of a building 30 years ago.
    Bill Heaney forgets to mention bricks, which are routinely reclaimed a mile or so down the road from his building.

    Actually, the thieves and the sheenys are providing a service as tracts of land are growing to the point where useful swaths of acreage are forming together from vacated lots.