Posts filed under “Humor”

The Recession Is Over ?

In light of my earlier Bernanke post, my friend Scott sends this along:

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via Bob Englehart

Category: Federal Reserve, Humor

Devil’s Dictionary: Wall Street Edition

Amusing take on Ambrose Bierce’s classic in the Journal today. Excerpt: AAA, n., obsolete. A rhetorical device used to dupe buyers into purchasing securities backed by shacks dressed as houses, and to secure the highest possible spot in telephone directories. Common usage: AAA Septic Drainage and Mortgage Backed Security Services. BAILOUT, n. First known use:…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Humor

A Modest Proposal: A Nation of Bankers

My friend Scott is a hedge fund manager who noted the following, with just a trace of irony in his voice: Joe Stiglitz, in an interview from Paris with Bloomberg over the weekend, noted that “if workers do not have income, it’s very hard to see how the U.S. will generate the demand that the…Read More

Category: Credit, Federal Reserve, Humor

Out of the Woods . . .

Category: Employment, Humor

Thousands Of Abandoned, Foreclosed Homes Threatened By Florida Hurricane

Another instant Onion classic: In what forecasters are predicting will be the largest, most devastating disaster to hit Florida since the national economy collapsed, a Category 5 hurricane neared the Gulf coast this week, threatening thousands of repossessed and long deserted homes. According to meteorologists, the incoming tropical storm could leave as many as 3…Read More

Category: Humor, Real Estate

The Eternal Economic Seminar

heh heh –  I am decidely not at one of these things this week: > > via Wiley Miller

Category: Economy, Humor

Sayings of the Jewish Buddha

> The Jewish Buddha says: If there is no self, whose arthritis is this? Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated? Drink tea and nourish life; with the first sip, joy; with the second sip, satisfaction; with the third sip, peace; with the fourth, a Danish. Wherever you go, there you…Read More

Category: Humor, Weekend

Honest Ben

via Contrary Riches

Category: Federal Reserve, Humor

After Twitter, Comes Grunter, Then Grimacer

Recently, I had a chat with some people about Twitter. I occasionally use it. I appreciate the instantaneous communication of micro bursts of info, but cannot help but wonder if its part of a culture of dumbing everything down. All nuance, all subtlety, all fine lines of discussion get lost in 140 characters. Like the…Read More

Category: Humor, Web/Tech

Hitting Bottom?

In honor of this week’s Jackson Hole meeting: >

Category: Federal Reserve, Humor