My afternoon train reads:

• Your genes affect your betting behavior (Berkeley News Center)
• Retirees Suffer as 401(k) Rollover Boom Enriches Brokers (Bloomberg)
• It’s a New American Dream and it’s only for the Super Rich (MarketWatch)
• Credit rating industry dodges reforms, despite role in financial meltdown (Public Integrity)
• Why standard macro models fail in crises (Vox EU) see also Two simple reasons to not fight bubbles with higher interest rates (Next New Deal)
• The Capitalist’s Dilemma (Harvard Business Review)
• Why you shouldn’t drive slowly in the left lane (Vox)
• Bush’s toxic legacy in Iraq (CNN)
• Fantastic Background Noise and Color Generator; Ideal for working and relaxing (Noisli)
• The Fermi Paradox (Wait But Why)

What are you reading?

 

Bond Purchases Are Reduced Again As Central Bankers See Signs of an Economy on the Mend

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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4 Responses to “10 Thursday PM Reads”

  1. willid3 says:

    Congress not the only ones we think little of
    Confidence is also at a historic low when it comes to organized religion (45 percent), the Supreme Court (30 percent), public schools (26 percent), newspapers (22 percent) and TV news (18 percent). And it’s within a few points of an all-time low when it comes to banks (26 percent), organized labor (22 percent), the presidency (29 percent), the police (53 percent), the medical system (34 percent) and big business (21 percent).

    hm so why is it that Republicans seem to get such popular press?
    they do seem to think they represent us too.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/06/19/the-american-people-are-slowly-becoming-nihilists/

  2. Jojo says:

    #4 – The epitome of dichotomy?
    #7 – German orderliness. [lol]
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    In Focus with Alan Taylor
    The 2014 World Cup, Part I
    Jun 19, 2014

    One week, and twenty games into the 2014 FIFA World Cup, there have already been some dramatic matches and surprising results, including the early elimination of Spain, the defending champion. Thousands of fans from around the world are in attendance in Brazil, while millions more are watching from home, setting new records in internet-video volume. Host nation Brazil appears to be living up to its obligations so far, despite early worries about readiness. Gathered here are images from the first few games, and some of the fans riding the emotional rollercoaster of cheering for their teams as they battle in Brazil. [36 photos]

    http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/06/the-2014-world-cup-part-i/100761/

  3. leem says:

    I’m reading everything I can find about Gold. I’ve even set up my feed reader to get all the feeds I can find. Having been watching it for most this year, maybe now is my time?

    http://www.livecharts.co.uk/trend_signals/gold_price_trend_forecast.php

  4. Winchupuata says:

    “The Fermi Paradox” article is one of the best things I’ve read, so so good, and I wish everyone in Miami would read “Why you shouldn’t drive slowly in the left lane”.