It’s Tuesday. That’s about all the enthusiasm I can muster. You win, winter:

• Did Hyman Minsky Find the Secret Behind Financial Crashes? (BBC)
• Profit Margins: The Epicenter of the Valuation Debate (Philosophical Economics)
• Economic Surprise Indices Offer No Value (MV Pro) see also Economic Check-In: A Sweet Spot for U.S. (Fidelity)
• Fears of Rising Rates Killing Bull Overblown? (USA Today)

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Category: Financial Press

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17 Responses to “10 Tuesday AM Reads”

  1. rd says:

    Interesting column by Weidner on Camp’s bank tax proposal:

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/who-killed-the-plan-to-lower-your-taxes-2014-03-25

    I agree with the concept that the TBTF banks are profiting from a massive subsidy due to the implicit and explicit government gurantees. Banks pay FDIC taxes for that insurance but TBTF goes far beyond FDIC coverage.

    It appears that the only safety net the 0.1% believe in is their own.

  2. CD4P says:

    Hmmmm………

    If winter has been declared a winner, than surely it must be time to double-down on spring???

  3. trafficengineer says:

    Law of headlines. A headline that ends in a question mark can be answered “No”.
    http://goo.gl/tqiI8a

  4. hue says:

    Measles outbreak! Vaccine trutherism now officially a public health crisis (Salon)

    “A recent study has shown that if American parents read one more long-form think piece about parenting they will go fucking ape shit.” (The New Yorker)

    Is Disappearing: What TV news doing to our precious verbs (Slate) The Breakfast Club had detention 30 years ago (A.V.Club) Don’t you forget about me

  5. VennData says:

    He”ll be Doug-Kassed, but out of Fox News..

    ​”..Back then, Mr. Brock was a self-described conservative hit man intent on taking down the Clintons. He famously went to Arkansas in 1993 and wrote an article for a conservative magazine asserting that state troopers had facilitated sexual liaisons for Bill Clinton, then the governor, which led to Paula Jones’s 1994 sexual harassment lawsuit against Mr. Clinton and Mr. Brock’s elevation in Republican power circles…”​

    ​”…he has abandoned his right-wing roots and sought to expose what he views as the conservative machinery he was once a part of, they have encouraged his efforts…”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/us/politics/once-intent-on-bringing-down-a-clinton-now-raising-up-another.html

  6. VennData says:

    The rights of Holistic healers are being trampled upon!

    ​”…much of the information on Wikipedia relating to holistic approaches to healing is “biased, misleading, out of date, or just plain wrong”. It has attracted almost 8,000 supporters at the time of publication…”

    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/387790/jimmy-wales-rants-at-holistic-healers-petitioning-wikipedia

    That is 8,000 people who should be heard. Their rights of trampled when they cannot have their views on healing available!​

    Stop the “Science” people from hurting us! We don’t need their so-called science.

    Oh and vote GOP in November!

  7. rd says:

    This is a bizarre story given how much money sloshes around in the US health care system:

    http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/shortage_of_sterilization_product_could_delay_surgeries_at_syracuse_hospitals.html

    Running out of sterilization product? Seriously? Very Third World like.

  8. WickedGreen says:

    What’s in your portfolio?

    http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/science/largest-producers-industrial-carbon-emissions.html

    Sure, a high percentage of the millions killed annually by air pollution (according to the W.H.O.) are extremely poor using dirty indoor stoves. But you’re not invested in them.

    Are you in in the rest?

  9. WickedGreen says:

    I know!

    I’ll go long offshore drillers, and hedge with call options on for-profit marine mammal theme parks!

    How are you planning on personally benefitting from the accelerating collapse of natural systems?

  10. rd says:

    A link to a good summary of the Snohomish Valley landslide in Washington State. This valley has a long history of landslides. The landslides can be caused by either rainfall or earthquakes (they get both). The large loss of life is largely a result of increasing development of hazardous areas. People often don’t realize that Shift Happens even though it has previously been extensively mapped as a hazardous area.

    http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2014/03/25/the-steelhead-landslide-1/

  11. WickedGreen says:

    To the stake with you! Get the torch!

    Who dare doth question development in the Kingdom of Growth??