My afternoon train reading:

• GM, Chrysler federal bailouts were net economic gain, report argues (LA Times) see also U.S. Treasury sold its last remaining shares in General Motors. (WSJ)
• I was the wife of a Wall Street ‘Wolf’ (NY Post)
• Swedroe: Hedge Funds Not Worth The Fees (Index Universe) see also “2 and 20″ Fading, Managers Need Big Assets or Performance to Profit: Citi Prime Finance Survey (WSJ)
• Low wages are stalling America’s economy (MarketWatch)
• Swedish Housing Surges to Unsafe Value as Debt Soars (Bloomberg)
• The Wall Street that will receive the Volcker rule is profoundly different from the one the Obama administration targeted at its outset. (WSJ) see also Near a Vote, Volcker Rule Is Weathering New Attacks (DealBook)
• Here’s what sequestration will look like in 2014 if the budget talks fail (Washington Post)
• NASA: Ancient Martian lake may have supported life (Yahoo)
• Study: U.S. poverty rate decreased over past half-century thanks to safety-net programs (Washington Post)
• Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (Raptitude)

What are you reading?


100 Years of Family Spending in the US

Source: Visualizing Economics

Category: Financial Press

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2 Responses to “10 Tuesday PM Reads”

  1. winstongator says:

    To what degree might Norwegians buying real estate in Sweden boost prices there? Norwegian GDP/capita has nearly tripled since 2000, with Sweden’s nearly doubling.

    Norway is essentially a petro-state, and a downfall in its income would only come with a fall in oil prices.

  2. prison notebooks says:

    Family Spending…Correlation yes, and Causation too? As families spend proportionately less on food they spend more on health, medicine and drugs. The food we consume now is “more convenient,” but it is also highly processed, unhealthy, and increasingly unsafe.