My afternoon train reading:

• Let’s Not Do This Ever Again (Motley Fool)
• Fitch to U.S.: This Is No Way to Run AAA Country (Bloomberg)
• Wonkbook: Five reasons Republicans lost — and one reason they won (Wonkblog) see also Tallying the Economic Toll of the Shutdown and Default Threat (Real Time Economics)
• Modeling the “safe asset mechanism” (FT Alphaville)
• No alternative to dollar except financial chaos (
• The extraordinary promise of the new Greenwald-Omidyar venture  (Columbia Journalism Review) see also Snowden Journalist’s New Venture to Be Bankrolled by eBay Founder (NYT)
• Greenspan’s ‘Map’ Is Clueless Trip Through Bubble Land (Bloomberg)
• The Money Is in the Email (All Things D)
• Apple cuts orders of iPhone 5C as consumers prefer 5S (Reuters)
• 19 Things You Can’t Say Without Sounding Like A Tool (BuzzFeed)

What are you reading?


Dow Transports Hit Fresh Record, Industrials May Follow
Source: Moneybeat

Category: Financial Press

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8 Responses to “10 Thursday PM Reads”

  1. Just how bad was the shutdown for congressional Republicans? (WAPO)

  2. ilsm says:

    I love it when motley fool recommends a defense (warfare state) stock when the company ‘wins’ a new cost plus guaranteed profit no need to deliver contract, which is like having the company’s grown child still living at home become a welfare queen! They figured it out!

  3. jackshelp says:

    “Republicans, Stand Up – Polls Be Damned!,” Pat Buchanan calls on Republicans in Congress not to give up on the push to derail Obamacare, even if it means the collapse of the Republican Party. If the GOP goes down, Buchanan writes, Republicans should bring America down with them.

    Turchin: today’s hostile political climate looks a lot like conditions in the run-up to the Civil War. Then as now, politicians and the public at large became increasingly shrill and belittling to those who held different beliefs. Then as now, politicians became increasingly rigid, refusing to acknowledge that different people could reasonably hold different views, and treating disagreement as a sign of stupidity, corruption or even treason. Then as now, politicians refused to compromise.

  4. Angryman1 says:

    What will Mitch do with the 3 billion he got from his hostage standoff?

  5. trafficengineer says:

    I keep getting a pop-up on this site asking me to subscribe to the newsletter. I already subscribed but there is no option to disable the pop-up.

  6. And complementing the chart above . . .

    The tea party is getting more powerful. But less popular. (WAPO)

  7. contrabandista13 says:

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