My morning reading:

• Our Chat With Jeremy Grantham (WSJ)
• Where T. Rowe Price Sees Opportunity in Europe (Barron’s)
• History’s Guide: Don’t Take Your Investing Cues From the Fed (Motley Fool)
• So Germany, What Now? (Moneybeat)
• Immigration Benefits The U.S., So Let’s Legalize All Work (Forbes)
• Shutdown countdown: What the next eight days could bring (Washington Post)
• Mathematical Truths Do Not Make Untrue Assumptions in Economics True (Adam Smith’s Lost Legacy)
• Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet (Quartz) see also Pandora Fans Flocking to Apple’s iTunes Radio (Yahoo Finance)
• 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World (Twisted Sifter)
• How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers (Atlantic)

What are you reading?



Rethinking Fannie, Freddie—and the 30-Year Mortgage
Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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6 Responses to “10 Monday AM Reads”

  1. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    What if Verizon succeeds in killing the Internet? (InfoWorld)

    “I’ve posted countless essays over the years on the importance of Net neutrality and how big ISPs are trying to turn the Internet into a pay-per-view system, rather than the open-access system it was always intended to be. I’ve written open letters to federal legislators; remarked on the various games being played by AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, and the like; and cheered Google Fiber for demonstrating that the big ISPs are full of nonsense when they claim their backs are against the wall in terms of broadband speeds and reach.

    “And now, Verizon is claiming it has free speech rights to limit and block content flowing from the Internet to its customers. That stance is so ridiculous that the lawyers responsible for cooking up that one should either be canonized or jettisoned into space. I’m not sure which….”

    • willid3 says:

      well they got us to give them the ‘privilege’ to provide the service, and some years back the suprememe’s started giving businesses ‘rights’. so i guess since the economic entity (Verizon) has first amendment rights from the suprememe’s they now can keep you from exercising yours. odd how that worked out.

      so did the NFL teach business how to get tax dollars, or vice versa?

    • formerlawyer says:

      Hmmm, how about removing the DCMA safe harbour protection? If Internet Providers are “curating” your experience by pricing – they should have legal liability for the content they are providing.

  2. peggysue says:


    Your conservative governors, legislatures, etc. are robbing you blind — all in the name of the NFL.

    You do not even know the extent of the scam. Money tight for everything else government does but not to support the NFL.

    Jerry Jones pays no property taxes on his Taj Mahal. That is insane!

    Keep paying so that druggies, drunks and other misfits can ” entertain ” you.
    If we do not get money from the public trough, we may have to move the franchise to a location that really supports us. Ticket, parking and concession prices are reasonable, though.


  3. gman says:

    Labor v. Capital split is lopsided..let make it even more so,by allowing unfettered immigration and create even more of glut of labor in this nation?!? -shorter Forbes

    It would be great for Steve Forbes and the Oligarchs that is for sure.

  4. A says:

    The NFL story is simply incredulous. Corrupt government, greed-driven sports families, a complete lack of business ethics. And an oblivious public.

    Oh a retired British politician proclaimed: “an ignorant public is far easier to govern”.
    And, in the case of the NFL, to fleece.