Friday, August 31, 2012

What I'm reading these days - 5th Week of August

Random articles I've found interesting over the last week or so, posted in each section from the oldest to the newest. Mostly for my own reminder, but if you feel like commenting, I'm always up for an interesting discussion in the comments! I've added a star system to signify the articles I found more interesting than the average interesting needed to get on the page and/or articles I very much agree with.

On the Euro Crisis:
☆ Eurozone needs a German sovereign wealth fund
☆ Judgment Day for the Eurozone
ECB's bond purchases should start with Portugal
Troika ties hands to mast, waits for Greece
Waiting, and positioning, for the eurozone crisis reboot
☆ Charting sovereign bond holdings across the eurozone
☆ Balkanisierung
☆ Crisis-Hit Countries May Have Turned the Corner
Converging competitiveness and balance sheet recessions
☆ Time for eurozone to reach for the gold reserves?

PM faces tough talks with coalition partners
Greece Makes Late Push on Cuts

For Spain's Jobless, Time Equals Money
☆ Catalonia heightens Spanish debt fears

Related - Other European countries
Foreigners grab lion’s share of UK takeovers
☆ As Dutch zeal for Europe wanes, election brings risks
☆ Austerity goes to the polls, Dutch edition
☆ German economy converging with the Eurozone's
Portugal and a second bailout

On the US Economy:
Insurers face big agriculture losses
☆ Why No Prosecutions
Our Dis-Integrated Economy
A look at U.S. income growth
College Becoming the New Caste System
McCulley and Rosenberg: This Indicator Could be Pointing to Recession
New Real Estate Train Wreck Coming: Securitized Rentals
☆ Ahhhh! No robots!

World Economy and Economics in general:
What China Could Be Building
☆ The Real Risk of the Chinese Economy
☆ Finance is in need of a technological revolution
☆ Shipyards struggle to stay above water
[China myths] The ever-increasing hunger for steel
☆ China in Revolt

Japan Cuts Economic Assessment As BNP Says Contraction Looms

☆ Don’t judge a book by its cover price
Julius Baer confirms theft of client data
The energy-water nexus, 2012 edition
A Youthful Populace Helps Make the Philippines an Economic Bright Spot in Asia
☆ Is Australia… in the same boat as Europe?
☆ Poor In India Starve As Politicians Steal $14.5 Billion Of Food
☆ Behind the New View of Globalization
☆ The Complete 'Ranked' World Calendar Of Events To The End Of The Year
Bubbles and buildings: time to be afraid
☆ Okun's Law is doing fine

Gold: The Republican Death Wish
☆ What if it’s a status quo election?
Economists for Romney
☆ Christie Goes Big
☆ Unleashing the Campaign Contributions of Corporations
☆ Our Corrupted Elections: For Sale to Highest Bidder
☆ How Radical Islam Infiltrates Kosovo

☆ How Facebook design tricks people into trading away privacy
☆ Made ‘Giant Leap’ as First Man to Step on Moon
Keep in mind as you put together your Neil Armstrong packages tonight…
The path dependence of astronaut walks
The Ten Most Dangerous Things Business Schools Teach MBAs
☆ Hey! You! Get off of my cloud…
Five shades of grey on Apple-Samsung
The coming disruption in education
The world’s longest bus seats 256 people
☆ Virtual Worlds dying – but slowly
☆ Google, Apple CEOs in secret patent talks
☆ Apple's Crown Jewel: Valuing the iPhone Franchise

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