My thunderstorm afternoon train reading:

• The Uncertainty of Risk (n+1) see also Adaptation (The Reformed Broker)
Jonathan Miller: Home Supply Limited by Americans Lacking Equity to Sell (Bloomberg)
• Greenspan’s Market Persists (Alhambra Investment Partners) and How Much of a Dove Is Bernanke, Really? (Businessweek)
• Oil Manipulation Inquiry Shows EU’s Hammer After Libor (Bloomberg)
• The Mirage that is Financial Literacy (money&markets)
• How Nations Tried to Keep Striving Migrants In (Echoes)
Nocera: Tim Cook’s reality distortion field (NYT) see also Tim Cook’s improbable victory in D.C. (Reuters)
• Is This Big Tea Party Group Really an Innocent Victim of the IRS? (MoJo)
• X-BOX: Steve Jobs’ Dream Device Has Arrived (Slate)
• 10 Novels That Are More Action-Packed Than Most Summer Movies (io9)

Whatcha reading?

 

America’s Corporation-Tax Receipts Falter Even as Company Profits Soar
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Source: Economist

Category: Financial Press

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17 Responses to “10 Thursday PM Reads”

  1. James Cameron says:

    “At Carnegie Mellon University, which has one of the most prestigious engineering schools in the world, 62 percent of engineering graduate students came from abroad, and at the Rochester Institute of Technology, 56 percent. . . . This year, at the University of Southern California, the figure is 68 percent . . . ”

    A common theme in the comments:

    “These high-tech companies that are crying crocodile tears over the lack of skilled workers are the same companies that lobbied for the lower taxes that destroyed our democratic educational system. They’re trying to hire engineers cheap, not only for lower salaries, but without the social safety net and infrastructure that a modern society requires.”

    Engineers See a Path Out of Green Card Limbo (NYT)

    http://goo.gl/7WzT0

    • VennData says:

      Issa should continue to focus on Obama’s drone attacks on Americans in Bengazi, AP and the IRS.

  2. Expat says:

    I’m rereading The Squeeze by Tom Bower. Very relevant to the developing investigation into oil price manipulation.

  3. willid3 says:

    seems that the IRS has done what it did to ‘conservatives’ to ‘liberals’ before.
    http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/when_the_irs_targeted_liberals/?source=newsletter

    wonder why there wasnt such a hue and cry then?

  4. MikeNY says:

    Good piece from Alhambra. “Central planners”, indeed.

    The Boy Scouts finally caved to inevitability and decency:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/24/us/boy-scouts-to-admit-openly-gay-youths-as-members.html?hp&_r=0

  5. ReductiMat says:

    I’ve read a few of the books on that “Action Packed” list and can whole heartedly endorse most of them, especially the Leviathan Wakes trilogy (of which the third is set to drop June 4th).

  6. VennData says:

    Almost all states seeing big drop in teen birth rates

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57585832/almost-all-states-seeing-big-drop-in-teen-birth-rates/

    ​The horrifying stigma of dating nice guys is obviously waning.​ Next you’ll even be allowed to marry one.

  7. VennData says:

    Obamacare premiums in California lower than predicted

    ​America is moving forward in spite of the GOP Anchor we’re dragging along.

    http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/23/news/economy/california-obamacare-premiums/

  8. VennData says:

    You’re crazy to buy a Microsoft product until they make them Open. I got stuck on their upgrade gravy train once. Took me a decade plus to get off. I have all the functionality I need and a lot more money. Bill Gates and Balmer cannot think outside their dated paradigm. Their failure to be open is what you see in today’s dictatorships, great wealth for the few suffering for the majority

    • That’s a huge stretch to claim that close software is the same as a dictatorship. You dont HAVE TO buy Microsoft products, but you cannot opt out of Kim Jong II.

      Apple is a closed system as well, while Android is open and becoming overrun with phishing scams

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