My afternoon train readings:

• Cutting the corporate tax would make other problems (The Upshot) see also The Republican civil war over taxes is coming (WonkBlog)
• Financial Beliefs You Might Not Like (WSJ)
• Active Versus Passive Is the Wrong Question (Morningstar)
• More Economists See Fed Policy As Too Loose (Real Time Economics)
• The Incomparable Advantage of Having to Work for What You Get (Mr. Money Mustache)
• The mystery of the falling teen birth rate (Vox)
• Why is Paul Ryan’s embarrassed by Ayn Rand’s magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged? (Intelligencer)
• There Are Millions of Michael Browns In America (FiveThirtyEight)
• Facebook bans Clickbait: You’ll never guess what Facebook is cracking down on now (Re/Code)
• I’m Chevy Chase and You’re Not (Grantland)

What are you reading?



Draghi concerned about the record fall in inflation expectations

Source: Frederik Ducrozet at Credit Agricole




Category: Financial Press

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5 Responses to “10 Tuesday PM Reads”

  1. rd says:

    Bill Black pens a literary criticism of the recent Wall Street Journal’s “In the Time of Cholera” editorial. He concludes that the editorial should have been based on Albert Camus’ “The Plague” instead of Gabo’s “Love in the Time of Cholera”.

  2. GeorgeBurnsWasRight says:

    Re: drop in teen pregnancy.

    The article ignores one other possibility. Maybe some environmental factor is decreasing the fertility of women and/or men including teenagers.

    Anecdotal, but it seems like more couples I know are using fertility clinics because they’re unable to get pregnant the old-fashioned way.

    • Jojo says:

      If it is chemical or environmental, then it should apply to everyone, not just teens.

      Maybe teens are so captivated by their cellphones that they are spending all their time sexting,instead of really doing the deed?

      Here’s an old blog post:

      Plastic Chemical BPA Linked to Lower Sperm Count & Quality
      By Jennifer Welsh | October 29, 2010

      A new study of 218 Chinese men found that even low levels of the controversial plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can lower sperm quality and count.

      For the study, which was published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, researchers noted the participants’ sperm quality and urine BPA levels over five years. When compared to participants without detectable levels of the chemical, men with BPA in their urine were three times more likely to have low quality sperm.

  3. Herman Frank says:

    Another example of “you’re poor, so I’ll stick it to you because you’re poor”

  4. ilsm says:

    Militarized police, war on drugs, Jim Crow, cops fearful.

    Millions of Mike Browns, black males live it every day, all over.