My afternoon train reads:

• Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On (Atlantic) see also Reddit Thinks It Can Solve the Boston Bombings (Slate)
• Bull Markets Since 1871: Duration and Magnitude (Greenbackd)
• Gold crash is an instructive whodunit of financial markets (theguardian) see also Gold and Silver – where do we go from here? (Behavioral Macro)
• Are Short Sellers Positive Feedback Traders? Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis (CIGI)
• Why the Argument for Austerity Took a Big Hit Yesterday (Time)
• Thatcher and the words no one mentions: North Sea Oil (Open Democracy) see also America needs a new war or capitalism dies (MarketWatch)
• Apple Now Valued at Less Than Exxon Again: Megacap Update (Barron’s)
• The Bipartisan Origins of the Income Tax (Echoes)
• Forget Gold, the Gourmet-Cupcake Market Is Crashing (WSJ) see also Buffett Mocking Gold Sidesteps Slump As He Bets on Stocks (Bloomberg)
• Why is it so hard to make a phone call in emergency situations? (boingboing)

What are you reading?


Microsoft Excel: Despoiler of global economies!

Source: arstechnica

Category: Financial Press

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14 Responses to “10 Wednesday PM Reads”

  1. hue says:

    Right Not To Get Shot Faces Uphill Fight In Senate (Borowitz) No Information Found On CNN (Report)

  2. rd says:

    On the cell phone network capacity:

    People transmitting or using heavy data like posting photos and video or accessing the Internet for info while an event is occurring in their vicinity are going to consume lots of bandwidth, much more than text messages or voice.

  3. econimonium says:

    The Atlantic piece on Boston is refreshing, as the news coverage is, honestly, terrible. If I wanted to hear rumor, loose “facts”, “leaks”, supposition, and blatantly false reporting we have that already. It’s called Fox…oh ummm…Limbaugh…oh wait! Twitter. I meant Twitter.

    And today tanks on Boylston Street? Tanks? Well I guess with the military budget we have, we have to use them for something huh?

    • James Cameron says:

      > And today tanks on Boylston Street? Tanks?

      Ha, ha . . . also my reaction . . . an armoured column? . . . WTF?????

  4. VennData says:

    Both my Senators voted for today’s bill to have background checks on gun purchasers.

    Thanks GOP voter, for what you did to keep the status quo. Let’s stop licensing cars too you asshats.

    Remember GOP voter. YOU are the problem

    • whatdoiknow says:


      dude, you just insulted about 100 million people.
      They all have guns too.

      Also, the DMV is almost exclusively Democrat.

  5. romerjt says:

    Reading – Social Conquest of Earth – strenuous intellectual workout!
    Big Data was more about big data than cool examples of big data – disappointing

  6. willid3 says:

    retailers and employers know a lot more about you than you probably want them to. plus others too of course

  7. rp says:

    Global Price Discovery Now, as the world changes from debt and deflation to income and inflation! You’re voting with your money, just Don’t Vote For Gold!

  8. farmera1 says:

    Electricity-Creating Fabric Will One Day Help Power Your Home

  9. ilsm says:

    As a New Yorker, emigrated to New England, kids raised Red Sox fans.

    Thank You Yankees for playing Sweet Caroline!!

  10. formerlawyer says:

    Could Apple go private?

    What should Apple do with its hoard of money?

  11. Willy2 says:

    “Three words no one mentions: North Sea Oil”.

    AMEN !!!!