I almost believe winter is over. Enjoy these midweek reads:

Housel: Why Markets Will Always Crash (Motley Fool)
• Equities For the Long Run? Or Property? Or Neither? (MoneyBeat)
• For Borrowers, Bonds Are Beautiful (WSJ)
• The ‘Crude Wall’ Cometh (FT Alphaville)

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Category: Financial Press

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10 Responses to “10 Midweek AM Reads”

  1. rd says:

    The Supremes are going to allow the 0.1% to buy all of Congress and the state legislators:


    Soon we may see politiicans publicly auctioning their votes.

  2. hue says:

    GOP Sens. Cruz and Kirk Solicit Americans’ Obamacare Horror Stories, Get Success Stories Instead (MoJo)

    Is Canada Tarring Itself? (NYTimes)

    “We are here on Earth to fart around. Don’t let anybody tell you any different.” (Medium)

    • SumDumGuy says:

      That blog post from “Medium” was the best read that I’ve had in a long, long time! Thanks for sharing it, hue!

  3. RW says:

    Now we know the real reason the UK is doing a bit better economically these days.

    What a fool I have been

    March 2011 was very much Plan A: a sharp and steady tightening of fiscal policy. By March 2014 it looks like Plan B: in 2012/3 and 2013/4 there is very little fiscal tightening.

    When did Plan A become Plan B? It is clear that Plan A was in force in 2010/11 and 2011/12: we had significant fiscal tightening in both years. So we need to focus on 2012/3 and 2013/4. The contraction signalled in November 2011 for those years was less than in March, but it is still a fiscal contraction. If we look at the primary deficit, the contraction expected in March 2012 for 2012/13 is modest, but the OBR was still expecting a large contraction in the following year. Only in March 2013 do we find little or no contraction in both years.

    This is where I have to own up. As some comments on my last post have asked, why did I not write about Plan A becoming Plan B earlier than December 2013? …

  4. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    Daylight saving time linked to heart attacks: study (reuters.com)

    “(Reuters) – Switching over to daylight saving time, and losing one hour of sleep, raised the risk of having a heart attack the following Monday by 25 percent, compared to other Mondays during the year, according to a new U.S. study released on Saturday.

    “By contrast, heart attack risk fell 21 percent later in the year, on the Tuesday after the clock was returned to standard time, and people got an extra hour’s sleep….”

    • GeorgeBurnsWasRight says:

      Bob, I think you’re onto something.

      I propose setting our clocks back one hour EVERY night, thus reducing the number of heart attacks by 21% each year.

  5. desertdream2 says:

    Another great article on the NW players unionizing, this time from Grantland.