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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Unshackle the Middle Class // pmarca

The problem is interesting. This is another case of why income inequality has increased at the very top. Only the rich have access to venture companies.
The solution is wrong. It is not about decimalization. I would like to see some other reasons.

Unshackle the Middle Class // pmarca

Monday, March 25, 2013

For 'Faster Growth,' Soak the Poor? - Bloomberg

For 'Faster Growth,' Soak the Poor? - Bloomberg

How Not to Make America Great Essay - Jeffrey Sachs - Esquire

How Not to Make America Great Essay - Jeffrey Sachs - Esquire

Blood Stem Cell Transplants

Best explanation that I have seen. Mary and I are 6:6 match.

Blood Stem Cell Transplants - National Cancer Institute

xkcd: Time

xkcd: Time

‘Romney is Wall Street’s worst bet since the bet on subprime’


The ultra rich are different:

First, they’re absolutely convinced that they’re not asking for special privileges for themselves. They’re convinced that it just so happens that their self-interest coincides perfectly with the collective interest.

‘Romney is Wall Street’s worst bet since the bet on subprime’:

Will Cyprus Be Contained? (Updated) � naked capitalism

Will Cyprus Be Contained? (Updated) � naked capitalism

Cyprus agrees deal on €10bn bailout - FT.com

In the end, the right solution.

Cyprus agrees deal on €10bn bailout - FT.com

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The #1 Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

Focus

The #1 Mistake Entrepreneurs Make | LinkedIn

Is JPMorgan a farmer?

Is JPMorgan a farmer? - Salon.com

As Men Lose Economic Ground, Clues in the Family - NYTimes.com

Men are stupid?

 “And it’s very, very scary for economists because people should be responding to price signals. And men are not. It’s a fact in need of an explanation.”


As Men Lose Economic Ground, Clues in the Family - NYTimes.com:

Cyprus Bailout: Stupidity, Short-Sightedness, Something Else?

Cyprus Bailout: Stupidity, Short-Sightedness, Something Else? � naked capitalism

The bail-out of Cyprus: We'd rather not

The bail-out of Cyprus: We'd rather not | The Economist

Invading Iraq: What We Were Told at the Time

Invading Iraq: What We Were Told at the Time - James Fallows - The Atlantic

A Historical Puzzle: The 2003 Iraq War

A Historical Puzzle: The 2003 Iraq War

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

2003 to 2013: A wide-angle look at Iraq - The Washington Post

2003 to 2013: A wide-angle look at Iraq - The Washington Post

The Senate’s Muckraker - NYTimes.com

The Senate’s Muckraker - NYTimes.com

The Benefits of Small Business

http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/erik.hurst/research/what_do_small_businesses_do_brookings_october_final_resubmission.pdf

Dad: Va. teen had been drinking, was mistakenly shot he when entered wrong house - The Washington Post

Just read a couple of comments to realize the breadth of debate on guns.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/loudoun-teen-fatally-shot-by-homeowner-identified/2013/03/18/1e8611f8-8fe2-11e2-9cfd-36d6c9b5d7ad_story.html

Link from Twitter

A Simple Ritual for Harried Managers (and popes)

Good for students too.

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/03/a_simple_ritual_for_harried_managers_and.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+harvardbusiness+%28HBR.org%29

R’s Makeover | Jared Bernstein | On the Economy

http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/rs-makeover/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JaredBernstein+%28Jared+Bernstein%29

John Taylor's austerity model

Noahpinion: John Taylor's austerity model:

Classic Noahpinion:

 "The 70s" is just a word that conservative writers throw into their pieces so that conservative old men who read the article will nod their snowy heads in sage agreement and mumble "Yes, the 70s. Carter. Stagflation. Mmm-hmm!"

Monday, March 18, 2013

What does the Senate have in common with single-celled organisms? This diagram. - Yahoo! News

What does the Senate have in common with single-celled organisms? This diagram. - Yahoo! News

A Decade of War in Iraq: The Images That Moved Them MostLightBox -

A Decade of War in Iraq: The Images That Moved Them MostLightBox - LightBox

Activist Fights Draw More Attention - WSJ.com

Activist Fights Draw More Attention - WSJ.com

Iraq War: An Eight-Year Massive Crime—But the US Political Class & Press Ask, ‘Was It Worth It?’ | The Dissenter

Iraqi lives matter too.

Iraq War: An Eight-Year Massive Crime—But the US Political Class & Press Ask, ‘Was It Worth It?’ | The Dissenter

Twitter / justinwolfers: If you believe in the efficient ...

Twitter / justinwolfers: If you believe in the efficient ...

Still true after 40 years: Voters prefer cuts in theory, spending in practice

Still true after 40 years: Voters prefer cuts in theory, spending in practice

Island Nightmares - NYTimes.com

Island Nightmares - NYTimes.com

Robert Samuelson: "What Frustrates Constructive Debate is Muddled Pundit Opinion" | Beat the Press

Robert Samuelson: "What Frustrates Constructive Debate is Muddled Pundit Opinion" | Beat the Press

Top 10 Charts from the Economic Report of the President

Top 10 Charts from the Economic Report of the President | owenzidar

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Europe botches another rescue

Europe botches another rescue - FT.com

A muddled and risky approach to Cyprus

Lots of volatility next week.

A muddled and risky approach to Cyprus | The A-List

The Spin on Tires

It is not about the tires. It is another story about how companies demand that workers suffer for profitability.
We need stronger unions.


EconoSpeak: The Spin on Tires

Noahpinion: How the poor can (and should!) save money

Many people do not understand basic finance; payday and credit card loans.

Noahpinion: How the poor can (and should!) save money

Brad DeLong : Ezra Klein Points Out That the "House Progressive" Budget Would Actually Be Good for the Country

Brad DeLong : Ezra Klein Points Out That the "House Progressive" Budget Would Actually Be Good for the Country

JPMorgan’s Follies, for All to See in a Senate Report

JPMorgan’s Follies, for All to See in a Senate Report - NYTimes.com

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spending 60 Minutes in China

TheMoneyIllusion � Spending 60 Minutes in China

Reasons to consult Wikipedia, in one chart

Reasons to consult Wikipedia, in one chart | The Incidental Economist

Money matters

TheMoneyIllusion � Money matters

Objections to U.S. Troops Intensify in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com

Objections to U.S. Troops Intensify in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com:

Are we an occupier?


 American forces are still there, and the top American commander, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., said that despite the public demands by President Karzai, “he has not issued a directive to the force, and he realizes that we’re working this as quickly as we can.” He was referring to a long-term plan to hand over authority to Afghan officials. American officials have confirmed that no withdrawal of the Special Operations troops is now under way.

Boston Review

Boston Review — Stephen Phelan: Washed Away

The Epicurean Dealmaker: Curriculum Vitae

The Epicurean Dealmaker: Curriculum Vitae

Stop Hedging Around —

Stop Hedging Around 

Testifying in Springfield about guns

People with guns kill people.

Testifying in Springfield about guns | The Incidental Economist

Senate Subcommittee Feasting On Whale Today « Dealbreaker: Wall Street Insider – Financial News, Headlines, Commentary and Analysis – Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Banks

http://dealbreaker.com/2013/03/senate-subcommittee-feasting-on-whale-today/#idc-container

Friday, March 15, 2013

Link from Twitter

Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

Initial estimates by Cheney and co were that it would be free.

Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study | Reuters

Feinstein Snaps At Cruz: 'I'm Not A Sixth Grader' (VIDEO) |

Feinstein Snaps At Cruz: 'I'm Not A Sixth Grader' (VIDEO) | TPM LiveWire

The Capital Spectator: Rebalance Periodically, Review Frequently

The Capital Spectator: Rebalance Periodically, Review Frequently

Suspect in Upstate Shootings Is Killed, but Questions Remain

Guns and crazy people kill people.

Suspect in Upstate Shootings Is Killed, but Questions Remain - NYTimes.com

Senate “Whale” Report Reveals JP Morgan as a Lying, Scheming Rogue Trader (Quelle Surprise!) « naked capitalism

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/03/senate-whale-report-reveals-jp-morgan-as-a-lying-scheming-rogue-trader-quelle-surprise.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NakedCapitalism+%28naked+capitalism%29

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Investing/Trading Rules, Aphorisms & Books (Spring 2013)

Investing/Trading Rules, Aphorisms & Books (Spring 2013) | The Big Picture

Public crusade to help women get to the top

Public crusade to help women get to the top - FT.com

The multilingual dividend

The multilingual dividend - FT.com

New Pope Theologically Conservative, but With a Common Touch

This would describe any of the 115 cardinals.


But Cardinal Bergoglio is also a conventional choice, a theological conservative of Italian ancestry who vigorously backs Vatican positions on abortion, gay marriage, the ordination of women and other major issues

New Pope Theologically Conservative, but With a Common Touch - NYTimes.com:

Francis Faces Entrenched Vatican Troubles

Why is this called a "surprise pick"?

 ...after he finished second to Benedict in the 2005 voting,


Francis Faces Entrenched Vatican Troubles - NYTimes.com:

Monday, March 11, 2013

CIMA revokes HSBC Mexico licence -

Cayman has stiffer penalties than the US.

CIMA revokes HSBC Mexico licence - Cayman Net News

Japan Presents the Incredible Shrinking Building

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/8_4G_8gEjng

Moocs are no panacea for universities - FT.com

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b70b43ec-84db-11e2-891d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2NFNjMVrb

More U.S. Profits Stay Abroad, Saving on Taxes - WSJ.com

Crony capitalism


More U.S. Profits Stay Abroad, Saving on Taxes - WSJ.com

One of the stages of life

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): One of the stages of life

New Scientist TV: Friday Illusion: Vanishing train defies space and time

New Scientist TV: Friday Illusion: Vanishing train defies space and time

12 Cognitive Biases That Endanger Investors

12 Cognitive Biases That Endanger Investors | Random Thoughts | Minyanville's Wall Street

Paulson Said to Explore Puerto Rico as Home With Low Tax

Paulson Said to Explore Puerto Rico as Home With Low Tax - Bloomberg

Rigging the I.P.O. Game

Rigging the I.P.O. Game - NYTimes.com

Friday, March 08, 2013