Here’s what I’m reading on the train-ride home today:

• A bull market without buyers (FT Alphaville)
• Bursting the stock-market-bubble bubble (WSJsee also Am I Too Bullish? (Bloomberg)
• Intel Seen Threatened as Google Mulls Own Server Chips (Bloomberg)
• The Gatsby Curve: How Inequality Became a Household Word (Businessweek) see also The kids are actually ok (The Incidental Economist)
• Fed faces tough decision on bond-buying program this week (WSJ)
• Want to get stock tips from tweets? There are tools that can help. (WSJ) but see Twitter’s New Coke Moment (Reformed Broker)
• Tech Companies Press for a Better Retail Experience (NY Times)
• Why the feds don’t need to save the cellphone ban (LA Times)
• 11 Spectacular Cliff Paths (World Geography)
• Conference Name tags: Full of Interesting Strangers (Rands in Repose)

What are you reading?

 

As Inflation View Shifts, the Fed Might Floor It

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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5 Responses to “10 Monday PM Reads”

  1. rd says:

    Re: The kids are actually ok

    Having raised several kids to adulthood over the past couple of decades, I have gotten to see lots of opportunities for bad things to have happened with ours and others’ kids. In generally, I would say that the kids are actually generally ok. Having gone through high school and college years in the 70s, I saw less evidence of the various forms of debauchery and free love over the past two decades than I saw in the 70s.

    I suspect that the general tooth-gnashing over education is similar with data biased by much larger population pools in the US and all around the world. The focus has shifted over the past 40 years to an expectation that kids will go to college and should be considered failure if they don’t. From what I have seen, college has been over-hyped as a cure-all and many people can do well with a solid high school education (everybody who has needed to use calculus, differential equations, quantum physics, quote Shakespeare, and discuss Plato/Aristotle philosophies over the past 5 years please put up your hands).

    What North America and much of the rest of the world has done is expand access to both basic and higher educational opportunities to huge populations, including girls. I expect that the world in general is a much better educated place than it was four decades ago.

    • willid3 says:

      my father was a math professor back in the 1970s, and he was complaining then about the education of the students as they came in. and guess what they talked about the kids back in 1900? if you said education you would be right they griped about how bad the kids were then. and back then most of the kids were lucky if they got into high school, let alone into college.

  2. swag says:

    Salon’s 2013 Hack List gets on the good foot with Malcolm Gladwell

    http://www.salon.com/2013/12/16/hack_list_no_10_malcolm_gladwell/?source=newsletter

  3. willid3 says:

    stop paying on reserves will not increase loan rates

    http://pragcap.com/stop-with-the-cutting-ioer-will-increase-lending-madness

    its a demand problem not a supply problem.

    its also what will happen if rates go up. demand will go down from a low rate to an even lower rate.

  4. GoBigRed says:

    I just finished reading Misunderstanding Financial Crises; Why We Don’t See Them Coming by Gary B. Gorton, which is probably the best book I’ve ever read on banking regulation (I just wish more of the papers in the bibliography weren’t gated!) and Writing on the Wall: Social Media The FIrst 2,000 years – another very good book, I just wish once in a while authors of books like this new something about history in countries other than the few big Western European countries and the US.