Friday, September 21, 2012

What I'm reading these days - 3rd 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:
☆☆☆ One-Size-Fits-All Monetary Policy: Europe and the U.S.
QE would be right for Europe, too
What can Ireland learn from Iceland?
Europe risks going the way of Japan
☆☆ German Parties Offer Rival Interpretations of Euro Ruling
☆☆ We’ll settle this internal devaluation question quicker than we thought
☆☆☆ The euro’s paradox
☆☆☆ Deposit Flight From Europe Banks Eroding Common Currency

Tax 'traitors' widen divisions in belt-tightening France

Coke Hellenic: “Seeking to better leverage”
Euro or No, Economics of Everyday Greek Life Is Eroding
Benefiting from Greece’s brain drain
☆☆☆☆ A Greek Exit From The Euro Is Now 'More Manageable And Hence More Likely'

Slovenia Encounters Debt Trouble and May Need Bailout

Theory of Spain’s political class
Come on Mr Rajoy, make that call
Spanish auction: damned if you do/ don’t

On the US Economy:
Tax Cuts for Wealthy Linked to Income Inequality
Bernanke on the Brink
Effects of QE3
Debunking the “It’s China’s Fault That American Worker Real Wages are Falling” Myth
☆☆☆ The Real Meaning of the 1-Year Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street
The Short Run is Short
Thresholds in the economic effects of oil prices
☆☆☆☆ Retail Investors "Just Say No" To Bernanke's Artificial Wealth Effect

World Economy and Economics in general:
Citigroup Puts the Fun Back in Taking Huge Losses
The law that explains the folly of bank regulation
The big problem with small risks
☆☆☆ Paul Krugman's Baltic Problem
World Hunger: The Problem Left Behind
☆☆☆☆ A parable of one-way free trade
Currency wars redux
Esma, and Wesley Crusher, on financial sector pay
Do bailed-out banks remain bad, while good banks behave better?
Too much stuff: the deadweight loss from overconsumption
Beyond happiness

RIP (old) RPI and hello a happier Chancellor

Russia reveals shiny state secret: It's awash in diamonds

Hayek on the standing committee
☆☆☆ Rehypothecated "Ghost" Steel Pledged as Assets in China, Nowhere to be Found; Did it Ever Exist?
China’s money outflow continued in August
Commodity encumbrance and Joseph’s storage play
☆☆☆☆ Another Bearish China Signal? Expats Starting to Decamp
☆☆☆☆ China's shifting demographics and their impact

The BoJ’s feud-driven asset purchase extension
A currency war campaign plan for the BoJ

Libya's Downward Spiral
☆ Immigration and voting for the extreme right

Anti-Japan protests reignite across China on occupation anniversary
Beijing hints at bond attack on Japan
Chinese General: Prepare for Combat
Japanese Automakers Bracing for Bashing in China Protests

Arab Revolts
Well, no, I'm not putting anything here, I'm way too polarized on the issue. I will just note that, according to the Koran, the paragon of virtue, Mohammed:

- married a first cousin, who had been previously the wife of his (adopted) son (Zaynab)

- married a jewish girl (Safiyya, 17 years old)

- married a 7 years old kid, consummating the marriage when she was 9 or 10, while he was 54 (Aisha )

Just saying.

How the Aeroscraft Will Work
Scientists make monkeys smarter using brain implants. Could you be next?
It’s not what you know, but who you know: The role of connections in academic promotions
Printing Evolves: An Inkjet for Living Tissue
Why letting oil guys play with radioactive isotopes might be a bad idea
☆☆☆ 'Warp drive' may be more feasible than thought, scientists say
Angela Merkel's austerity postergirl, the thrifty Swabian housewife
TV Couples Destroy Our Real-Life Relationships
Enormous Roman Mosaic Found Under Farmer's Field
Can a Google autocomplete function be libelous?

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