Friday, September 07, 2012

What I'm reading these days - 1st Week of September

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:
German Economy Minister Supports Weidmann in Bond Buy Opposition
☆☆☆ Eurozone PMIs: from still bad to worse
☆☆☆☆ Eurozone lending rate divergence grows (page 17 in particular)
☆☆☆☆ Financial fragmentation in many parts
☆☆☆☆ Euroisation and de-euroisation in one handy chart
☆☆☆ The Eurozone's giant sucking sound
The European Central Bank's Ongoing Power Grab
☆☆☆ Financial fragmentation across the Eurozone can not be ended by extending ECB credit to periphery governments
☆☆☆☆ OMT!
☆☆☆ Seniority, the SMP, and the OMT
Financial markets cheer the death of the Bundesbank

Hollande Business Policies Faulted By French Executives
Number of French unemployed passes 3 million

☆☆ U.S. Companies Brace for an Exit From the Euro by Greece
☆☆☆ Germans write off Greece, says poll
Greek tax evasion, mapped and crunched

☆☆ Portugal's biggest risk is Spain
The ECB’s possible Portugese gambit

Bankia, el banco malo
Spanish PM calls for eurobonds within a few years
Spain’s funding costs post a Draghi-ing
☆☆ The Contrast Between Italy And Spain's Capital Outflow Is Striking
Draghi, Spanish banks, and revisiting the collateral issue

On the US Economy:
American Character Is at Stake
75% of Homeless Youth Use at Least One Social Network
☆☆ Bernanke, the speech (and that market functioning issue)
☆☆☆ Time to resurrect the ‘missing variable’?
Student loan delinquencies soar
Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages, Study Finds
Grading Obama's Economics
Grading Robert Samuelson's Grading of Obama
☆☆ Quick Data Notes
☆☆☆☆ Income & The Middle Class
Don’t Make Banks Too Small to Succeed

World Economy and Economics in general:
Online universities blossom in Asia
Home workers or home shirkers?
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
☆☆ Why you won’t find hyperinflation in democracies
☆☆ Is banking losing its appeal?
☆☆☆ We can't grow ourselves out of debt, no matter what the Federal Reserve does
☆☆☆☆ Labor Day 2012: The Future Of Work
Sentences to ponder
In authoritarian North Korea, hints of reform
☆☆☆☆ Jim Reid’s journey into the unknown
☆☆ The curious case of William White
Experts Issue a Warning as Food Prices Shoot Up

Chinese Housing: A Reply
China's steel traders expose banks' bad debts
China’s rail cargo volume
Darker Chinese clouds
☆☆☆ China Said To Plan Boosting Export-Tax Rebates On Some Goods
☆☆☆ China’s overinvestment: the problem of having too much

Other countries
Thousands stranded by Lufthansa cabin crew strike
Aviva sacks more than 1,300 workers by mistake

Adverse selection in political discourse
☆☆☆ Islamists installed in Egypt state institutions

☆☆☆☆ Barack Obama and the limitations of probabilistic decision making
First Black President Can’t Help Blacks Stem Wealth Drop

☆☆☆☆ Alarming parallels between current Middle East tensions and events leading up to WWI
☆☆☆ U.S. Scales Back Military Exercise with Israel, Affecting Potential Iran Strike
Netanyahu urges international "red lines" to stop Iran
Iran may be successfully smuggling oil, avoiding customs

☆☆☆☆ Law Enforcement and the Police
Harvard Says 125 Students May Have Cheated on a Final Exam
Harvard Students in Cheating Scandal Say Collaboration Was Accepted
☆☆☆ Liberal education
IBM Envisions Watson As Supercharged Siri For Businesses
☆ Driverless cars promise to reduce road accidents, ease congestion and revolutionise transport
☆ Self-Driving Cars Approved By California Legislature
Yes, I was hacked. Hard.
Potluck for the Eyeballs: Amazon’s Streaming Service
☆☆ Muslims From Abroad Are Thriving in Catholic Colleges
☆☆☆ Liberal education
☆☆☆ Can You Die From A Nightmare?

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