Here are our morning reads, sourced exclusively from a craft brewer located in Brooklyn (continues here):

• Before Jackson Hole, roundup of Yellen’s quotes on the labor market (FT Alphaville) see also Part-Time Workers a Full-Time Headache on Yellen Radar (Bloomberg)
• Morningstar: A force to be reckoned with (FT)
• All You Need to Know About Emerging Markets (Irrelevant Investor) see also The Other Great Rotation (Barron’s)
• Shoddy U.S. roads and bridges take a toll on the economy (LA Times)

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Category: Financial Press

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8 Responses to “10 Tuesday AM Reads”

  1. hue says:

    Trigger warning: civilians—innocent or guilty—are far more likely to be shot by police in America than in any other rich country. (The Economist)

    How air conditioning remade modern America (Salon)

    Why China thinks it could defeat the U.S. in battle(The Week)

  2. DeDude says:

    Russian President shoots himself and his people in the food:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28849726

    I mean how idiotic can you be. The EU can easily compensate its farmers for the pain, how is Putin going to compensate his people? Price control will just produce shortages and black markets (he of all people should know that). Increased salaries would just give inflation.

    • Robert M says:

      Free energy to heat your home to help pay for black market food?

      • DeDude says:

        The strategically best response would have been to reduce Russian energy exports and keep it at home so the domestic price would fall. The Germans were very scared and reluctant about sanctions for that reason. However, the same oligarchs who were smacked in the face by the sanctions would have been kicked in the balls by reduced energy exports and falling domestic prices. He did not dare to hurt those people any more (they are the only ones who could kick him out of office). The west really have Putin by the balls here. He cannot retaliate with the only effective sanctions for reasons of the power politics in his country. Yet he has to do “counter-sanctions” to not look weak. His choice of food though show a remarkable lack of judgement. I guess being a dictator has its downside; nobody ever speaks up and ask: “are you totally batshit crazy our of your mind?

  3. VennData says:

    Solar Panel Shortage.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-18/solar-boom-driving-first-global-panel-shortage-since-2006.html

    Are the ones Reagan ripped off the roof of the White House available?

  4. VennData says:

    As to the Irrelevent Investor’s analysis with all those “numbers,” I can tell you this: Obama will ruin this just like he did the US econony by his fumbling challenges of more the masculine leaders of ISIS, and like Assad, and Putin.

    Can you imagine how bad the stiock market would be if we didn’t have Bush in the White House before the Community Disorganizer?!

  5. Jojo says:

    What would you pay for an hour of complete silence?
    By Catey Hill
    Published: Aug 18, 2014

    If your day is spent among screaming children, honking traffic, yapping coworkers, blowhard bosses and fitful sleep, this thought has almost certainly crossed your mind: Why is it so hard to find some peace and quiet — even for just an hour? Now, a handful of apps are trying to help you do just that, by helping you find — and sometimes purchase — nearby silence.

    In the past few years, apps have launched that promise to connect customers with quiet places and spaces.

    Breather, which was launched last year and boasts the tagline “peace and quiet, on demand,” lets you rent quiet spaces by the hour in Manhattan, San Francisco and Montreal (for about $25 an hour); you unlock the spaces with your phone and can use them for resting, working or playing. The types of quiet spots vary. Some are tiny rooms in an artist’s loft space, some are meeting spaces in office buildings, but all are zoned commercial, so the user can conduct business in there.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-would-you-pay-for-an-hour-of-complete-silence-2014-08-18

  6. Robert M says:

    In response to to Yellen(Bloomberg). Pushing interest rates is pushing on a string in terms of moving people from part time to full time as she can not control wages.
    http://qz.com/251752/why-obama-is-getting-zero-credit-for-the-improving-us-economy/