My morning reads:

• Presenting… the new BoJ (FT Alphaville)
• Superior Mayan engineering (Noahpinion)
Janet Yellen: A Keynesian Woman at the Fed (New Yorker) but see We Should Already Have Learned How This Will End (Hussman)
• Does Talking To Smart People Help Your Market Returns? (Ivanhoff Capital)
• Finding Good Jobs Without a Degree (Visualizing Economics) see also Unfit for Work (npr)
• Blame Abounds Over a Flawed Foreclosure Review (DealBook)
• A politics of ‘unreliable narrators’ (Reuters)
• Tantalizing New Clues Into the Mysteries of Dark Matter (NYT) see also Hint of Dark Matter Found (WSJ)
• Apps Fall Far From Apple’s Tree (WSJ)
• Ex-’Seinfeld’ Writer on ‘Curb,’ His Book and Why ‘Girls’ Is the Only Comedy He Can Stand (The Hollywood Reporter)

What are you reading?

 

Gold (GLD) losing its luster …

Source: Fusion Marketsite

Category: Financial Press

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17 Responses to “10 Thursday AM Reads”

  1. AHodge says:

    I am a big yellen fan
    to type her mainly as keynesian is silly
    she is simply not part of the mainly delusional “free market” inflation target only academic wing
    she understands the flaws–gets supervision
    and has forgotton more about banking derivatives and our compex system than those guys or the NYT author will ever know.

  2. Mike in Nola says:

    An underreported Google move. Webkit is the rendering engine used in Chrome (formerly) and Safari browsers. It was supposed to take over the web as a standard. Microsoft and Mozilla are both glad they didn’t bite.

    Google stabs webkit int he back.
    http://winsupersite.com/cloud/google-stabs-webkit-back

    A translation of the Google press release on the issue
    http://prng.net/blink-faq.html

  3. Mike in Nola says:

    BTW, the FAQ states that Webkit had taken over the Windows desktop browsing market. I suppose that was written by a brainwashed Fanboi. IE is still the leader by far.
    http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/04/internet-explorer-10-almost-doubles-its-users-thanks-to-windows-7-release/

  4. hue says:

    in Mexican villages, few are left to dream of U.S. All across the country’s ruddy central plains, most of the people who could go north already have.

    who’s hiring H1-B visa workers? it’s not who you might thinkAccording to government visa data, the biggest employer of foreign tech workers is not Microsoft, Google, Facebook or any other name-brand tech company. The biggest users of H-1Bs are consulting companies, or “offshore-outsourcing firms.”

    • willid3 says:

      the off shore IT industry has been the biggest H1-B visa holder of all, for a long time. not exactly sure why that some in Congress seem to want to keep this visa. and expand it. but doubt it has any thing to do with jobs. unless its their own since they can get lots of money from business (the local ones….and those from other countries).

  5. rd says:

    Apparently the jobs you can do without a college degree are dwindling. Even McDonalds is now looking for college grads to run their cash registers:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2303618/Massachusetts-McDonalds-demands-bachelors-degree-years-experience-cashiers-job.html

    On the disability issue, I can’t put my hands on a link right now, but I have seen several analyses of this over the past couple of years and much of the rise in disability is simply due to aging workers as the baby boomers move into their 50s and 60s.People are much more likely to be disabled at age 55-65 than at 25-35 as their health deteriorates and the toll of years of work adds up. Once the baby boom bulge moves past 65, the disabled worker rate will magically plummet.

  6. arthurcutten says:

    As it turns out, Cyprus may not be such an outlier, but designed according to the ‘bail in’ principles and template adopted by the G20 about 2 years ago. And this is why New Zealand and Canada have already adopted the same thing.

    http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2013/04/are-all-g20-bank-depositors-exposed-to.html

    But why go after depositors to save taxpayers within a sovereign currency zone like NZ and Canada, the UK and the US?

    http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-go-after-depositors-to-save.html

    Speaking about gold, I suspect that the momentum funds are being ‘set up’ in a big way by the bullion banks. But why bother discussing what is so obvious on the tape and the COT reports.

  7. krice2001 says:

    I “enjoy” reading Hussman (We Should Already Have Learned How This Will End) but he certainly paints an unappetizing investment picture… Makes me want to run for the hills. And I was just staring to enjoy some of the more “constructive” articles out there.

  8. Mike in Nola says:

    I don’t remember seeing a link to this. My apologies if there was one. An expose’ on how states are gaming the interface between welfare and SSD. Maybe this is one reason for the explosion of SSD?

    Moving People From Welfare To Disability Rolls Is A Profitable, Full-Time Job
    http://www.npr.org/2013/03/27/175502085/moving-people-from-welfare-to-disability-rolls-is-a-profitable-full-time-job

  9. davefromcarolina says:

    Fiduciary Duty To Cheat?

    “It really is amazing to the extent that lawmakers, despite all the evidence that major legislative initiatives that banks have asked for in the last 50 years have generally been harmful to the public purse, they’ve generally gotten what they’ve asked for. You can’t be too cynical.”

  10. davefromcarolina says:

    Regarding “A Politics Of Unreliable Narrators”: Discerning truth is difficult. Discerning lies is easier. I recommend Sissela Bok on the subject: “Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life”.

  11. san_fran_sam says:

    I thought the Hussman post was spot on. but i have a question…

    Is Hussman considered to be a perma-bear?

  12. DiggidyDan says:

    I wouldn’t consider Hussman a Permabear, but he has been permanently wrong on this rally due to not being able to differentiate between the market, the economy, and Fed fueled actions.