Here’s what I’m looking through on the ride home today:

• No Improvement in Public’s Views of Economic News (Pew Research)
• BBRG View: Bloomberg’s Favorite Toy (New Republic)
• Why companies are raising their dividends (Felix Salmon)
• New mortgages to get pricier next year for borrowers without perfect credit or big down payments. (WSJ)
• Is your nest egg holding up? Here are a few ways to tell. (WSJ)
• Smart beta-blocking (FT Alphaville)
• Bundling and Pricing Innovation (Asymco)
• Digital Exports Dwarf Other Industries, So Why Is The USTR Ignoring Them? (TechDirt) see also Instagram Direct, Twitter DMs, and the Social/Communications Map (Stratechery)
• Pope Francis gets high ratings from Catholics, according to poll (Washington Post)
• Universe Really Is a Hologram According to New Simulations (Scientific American)

What are you reading?

 

wages and prices

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.

10 Responses to “10 Midweek PM Reads”

  1. trafficengineer says:

    Panama Canal Expansion Study: Phase I Report by US DOT.
    Chapter 6 has conclusions on impacts to US.
    http://goo.gl/G04vEe

  2. Concerned Neighbour says:

    It’s a confidence game. Regardless of whether the Fed news was expected/unexpected, good/bad, more/less stimulative, the market was going to rise today, just as it always has the last few years when the Fed announces policy. They must maintain confidence in the institution, regardless of whether they any clue as to what they’re doing. I truly wonder why, on days such as today, they don’t keep the markets open longer. I truly believe the S&P would be trading at 1,850 this instant if the market was still open. You know, on fundamentals and all that.

  3. It’s not often that I agree with Rand Paul, but if the administration and Feinstein et al. want to make solemn speeches about laws being broken . . .

    “Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday said that National Security Agency Director James Clapper has been as harmful to American intelligence gather capabilities as leaker Edward Snowden.”

    Rand Paul slams James Clapper over NSA ‘lying’ (Politico)

    http://goo.gl/8tFv3U

  4. theexpertisin says:

    As a practicing Catholic, I attest to the notion that Pope Francis is increasingly popular with Catholics.I find it amusing that many progressives, and the media, generally so prone to castigate and mock Catholicism, seem to have embraced the Pope after Rush Limbaugh compared His Holiness to a Marxist (which the Pope later denied in an apparent response to the charge).

    Just think, progressives and their media allies are embracing a Pope who is strongly pro-life, pro- marriage between a man and a woman only and regularly reinforces church teachings that a priest be male. God works in mysterious ways.

    • RW says:

      Good observation as far as it goes but think it through a bit further; e.g., your observation makes perfect sense if what progressives fundamentally objected to was not the belief but the attempt to exclude or oppress those who did not believe.

      This pope is being embraced because he is revealing a face of Catholicism that has been hidden for so long that seeing it now, for many at least, must be like seeing a first sunrise.

    • jtuck004 says:

      And just when one thinks they got Pope Limbaugh…

      “Former St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke has been bumped from the influential Congregation of Bishops — a post that gave him say in the selection of bishops.

      Some observers of the Roman Catholic Church said the move by Pope Francis is yet another example of his effort to tone down highly publicized stances on divisive social issues such as gay marriage, contraception and abortion, on which Burke has made strong remarks….”

  5. 873450 says:

    British Lawmakers Urge Tax Authority to Get Tougher on Big Business

    http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2013/12/18/business/18reuters-britain-tax-business.html?hp

    Corporate tax avoidance has risen to the top of the political agenda after revelations about the cross-border structures used by companies such as Google to reap billions of dollars of sales in Britain but pay little or no tax there. … In hearings this year, the all-party Public Accounts Committee has criticised HMRC for not challenging in court the complex corporate tax structures of companies such as Amazon and Google.

  6. ReductiMat says:

    After reading the SciAm article (I love laymans theoretical physics), I wandered down into the comments area and was shocked to find the same level of rhetoric as I would at Fox/CNN/et al.

    It got me thinking that there are only two sites I’ve come across where I don’t want to go Koch Bros. on the human race and that’s here and Ars Technica.

    Keep up the good work Barry.