My confirmation bias, in easy to digest format:

• America Resilient Five Years After Great Recession (Bloomberg)
• Radioactivists: Investors losing when agitators step in (NYP)
• Gold Regains Its Glitter (Barron’s)
• The Geography of Jobs: Smart Policies Are Good, but Oil Is Better (Atlantic)
• Tesla’s Chinese Wall (The Economic Observer)
• Nothing screams shadow banking quite like a leveraged loan ETF (FT Alphaville)
• The Supreme Court ‘s Gilded Age redux (Reuters)
• Yahoo May Not Have Actually Leapfrogged Google in U.S. Web Traffic (Ad Age)
• iPhone 5S said to be a third faster than its predecessor (Christian Science Monitor)
•  If Steve Ballmer Ran Apple (Stratechery)

What are you reading?

 

Is Ben Bernanke Monitoring This Chart?
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Source: Bespoke

The Economic Observer

Category: Financial Press

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

12 Responses to “10 Tuesday AM Reads”

  1. rd says:

    It turns out that there actually are major benefits that accrue from long-running, secret government surveillence programs. Years later, the declassified transcripts and other documents make excellent source materials for when the subjects of the surveillence want to write memoirs. It provides levels of detail and timelines that trump any attempt by the subjects to keep a diary. It would be illegal in most states for the subjects to wire-tap themselves without informing the other parties in the dicussion, but when the government will provide those illegal services for free, you may as well take them up on it. Surely these benefits override any minor inconveniences like being harrassed or arrested based on illegally obtained information.

    http://www.npr.org/2013/08/27/214224111/clarence-b-jones-a-guiding-hand-behind-i-have-a-dream

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-27/king-address-that-stirred-world-led-to-fbi-surveillance-program.html

  2. VennData says:

    Snowden stayed at Russian consulate while in Hong Kong

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/report-snowden-stayed-at-russian-consulate-while-in-hong-kong/2013/08/26/8237cf9a-0e39-11e3-a2b3-5e107edf9897_story.html

    Hero of the Soviet Union! Freedom lover! Out to end the global Obama scourge.

    Now he can sit back and collect a stipend financed by Russian tax dollars.

    Your hero? Not mine.

    • S Brennan says:

      When a head of state such as Obama has demonstrated his willingness to take whatever measures are necessary to cover-up his illegal activities and in so doing, coerces dozens of nations to engage in a conspiracy to kidnap a head of state predicated on a vapor of a rumor, we create “strange bedfellows”.

      http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/02/world/americas/bolivia-presidential-plane

      Whatever his evils as a person are, they are irrelevant, Snowden is reacting to illegal activities perpetrated by the highest governmental officials in the land. That’s the reality of living under an oligarchy engaged in the suffocation of liberty. Your words above indicate a thoughtlessness that helped create & perpetuate our demise as a free nation, please, spare the world your quisling after the fact justifications.

      Perhaps, rather than defend Obama for driving conscientious objectors into the awaiting arms of the Soviets, you might want to pull you head out of the sand and admit that a head of state that engages in illegal wars, torture and currently supports the terrorist Al Qaeda network might need some criticism.

      The Bush/Obama administration is a continuum, the actual policies have been identically evil and foolish.

  3. swag says:

    Steve Roach haz a sad he wants to share, “The Global QE Exit Crisis”

    http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-end-of-quantitative-easing-and-emerging-economies–growth-by-stephen-s–roach

    Bob Dylan’s radical, revealing ‘Another Self Portrait’ (I will buy mine on the triple vinyl)

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/08/26/bob-dylan-another-self-portrait-bootleg-volume-upgrades-panned-1970-album/2698479/

    Syria will not be like Libya or Iraq I – “Syria’s been purchasing high-tech anti-aircraft defenses from Russia for years. Actual air strikes sharply raise the likelihood of U.S. casualties.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/27/wonkbook-president-obama-believes-there-must-be-accountability/

  4. farmera1 says:

    Referencing the unemployment rate graphs and a personal observation.

    Driving through a small rural town in Michigan of about 8,000 people, I counted 6 help wanted signs in front of small manufacturing plants this past week. I haven’t seen any such signs in years. Could it be the unemployment is getting better even in Michigan? My thoroughly researched data says yes.

  5. willid3 says:

    mustn’t tell any one how big the gap between the regular employees and the CEO is. that just wouldnt do. after all, then stockholder might actually know what to expect from their executives.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/halahtouryalai/2013/08/27/how-wide-is-your-wage-gap-new-rule-would-reveal-ceo-pay-vs-employee-pay/

    might also reveal who is actually the problem that caused lower results. might also show just how much the 1% make.

  6. willid3 says:

    and i was thinking that back in the early 2000s that we were headed back to the early 1900s. and the supreme’s seem to be leading us there

  7. willid3 says:

    can’t imagine why consumers (aka employees) think the economy isnt doing well. and why sales for companies (at least 70% of which is to consumers , aka employees) aren’t doing well? but maybe this is a lot of it

    http://www.sfgate.com/business/bottomline/article/Economy-recovering-but-pay-stuck-in-the-doldrums-4762719.php

  8. VennData says:

    Jack Lew to GOP: Obama won’t negotiate on debt limit

    Allow me to translate: “Go ahead, shut down the government, hillbillies.”

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/08/27/lew-obama-wont-negotiate-on-debt-limit/2707337/

  9. rd says:

    Hank Paulson says that the post-bailout bankers’ bonuses were wrong but necessary:

    http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2013/08/27/post-bailout-bonuses-to-bankers-were-wrong-paulson-says/

    At least Paulson knows the difference between right and wrong. However, the money is more important than scruples.