My afternoon train reads :

• Too many professional pessimists? (FT Alphaville)
• America Is Pumping More Oil Than Ever — and Using It More Intelligently (Slate)
• Achieving Greater Long-Term Wealth Through Index Funds (AAII)
• Only Dummies Ignore Foreign Brainpower (Bloomberg View) see also It’s A Big World Out There (Al Hambra Partners)
• 3 Reasons Today’s Environment is not like the 1970′s (Pragmatic Capitalism)
• Samsung has peaked.  Apple’s holding steady. (Fortune) see also Late late majority (Asymco)
• Radio Address to the Nation on the Proposed Legislation for a Highway and Bridge Repair Program (University of Texas)
• Why Germany Crushed Brazil (Bloomberg View) see also The Front Pages of Brazil’s Newspapers Are Brutal (Business Insider)
• Bird decline linked to pesticide use (BBC)
• The Scientific Debate On Global Warming In One Chart (Business Insider)

What are you reading?


Further Capex Weakness? These numbers say ‘neigh’

Source: Real Time Economics

Category: Financial Press

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6 Responses to “10 Thursday PM Reads”

  1. mllange says:

    Aflatoxins in home produced cereals?
    Regarding the scientific debate on global warming chart, did you even bother to sample these so-called ‘studies’ as related to possible human impact on climate change or global warming?
    - Detection of ciguatera fish poisoning in the Philippines
    - Comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) of raising rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in different production system
    - An investigation into the usability of straight light-pipes in Istanbul
    - Application of Models to Predict Methane Emissions by Dairy Cattle
    - An extended life cycle analysis of packaging systems for fruit and vegetable transport in Europe


  2. rd says:

    Everybody is assuming that Congress has to act on the Highway Trust Fund. However, numerous conservative groups would like transportation responsibilities to go back to the states. Not acting on the Highway Trust Fund is a tool to accomplish that.

    For example, the Heritage Foundation is clear that they believe tat the states should play a much bigger role, along with public-private partnerships:

    • willid3 says:

      well of course. and its not like we haven’t done that before. and of course it didnt work well. but so what?

    • VennData says:

      When those states are run by conservatives, who do they kick the funding down to?

  3. willid3 says:

    Germany has a Pyrrhic victory in the EU? leading to UK leaving? followed by others?

  4. GeorgeBurnsWasRight says:

    In Kansas, the budget shortfall (who knew that drastically cutting taxes would reduce the state’s revenue?) means that counties are being told that they’re now responsible for things which the state used to pay for.