Friday, October 19, 2012

What I'm reading these days - 3rd Week of October.

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:
☆☆☆☆ Only big debt restructuring can save euro
What Germany, France and van Rompuy want in a fiscal union
☆☆☆ The red-eyed walk to banking union

A Cypriot seniority quirk?

French business erupts in fury against "disastrous" François Hollande

George Soros: Germany Leaving Eurozone Would Solve Crisis
Merkel Urges Tax Cuts to Boost German Economy

Greece faces anti-austerity shutdown as EU meets
Greece, Spain 'in depression': Nobel winner Stiglitz
Brothels Rescue Cash-Strapped Greek Soccer Team
☆☆☆☆ Alarm at Greek police 'collusion' with far-right Golden Dawn  (To be noted that the play cited depicts Jesus and the apostles as gay people living in Texas.. imagine what if it had depicted a gay Mohammed?)

If Italian corruption were its own country, it would be the world’s 76th largest economy

☆☆ Tantalising glimpses that Spain might be ready to jump through well-positioned hoop
Spanish bonds are feeling positively Moody
10am Madrid time - mortgage delinquencies

On the US Economy:
The Self-Destruction of the 1 Percent
☆☆ The Buyback Epidemic
For Every Person Added to Labor Force, 10 Added to Those Not in Labor Force
The middle class isn’t losing more jobs than usual. But it is losing more money.
Regardless of the Cost, College Still Matters
☆☆ U.S. Labor Unions: Fewer and Bigger

World Economy and Economics in general:
Dropping Like a BRIC
☆ Forcing frequent failures
☆☆☆☆ Will central banks cancel government debt?
☆☆ Downton Abbey Economics
The importance of being urban
☆☆ The disclosure dilemma: Why more disclosure has led to less information
As Global Economy Sags, Political Leaders Are AWOL
Gold up to $1,900 before year end, says HSBC

HFT (I don't know why, but I picked a weird interest in the topic)
☆☆ Markets: Rage against the machine
Why there’s less high-frequency trading
Pioneering High-Speed Trading Executives Shut Firm

How Starbucks avoids UK taxes
☆☆☆ Starbucks makes a mochary of tax law

A Bear in the China Shop
☆☆☆ Boss Rail
Is China Due for a Slowdown?
China Set to Lose Top U.S. Lender Spot to Japan
China Job Needs Show Why GDP Slowdown May Be Tolerated: Economy
A Surreal Skateboarding Journey Through China's Infamous Ghost Town
Of China, the yuan, inequality and the euro

☆☆☆ Secessionist wave sweeps Belgium
☆☆ Communists win Czech local elections
☆☆☆☆ Feminism and Defeated Tribes
☆☆☆ Europe’s Takeover by Islam, Part 1
☆☆☆☆ “Criminalisation of ‘Islamophobia’:” the “Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s” legal jihad

What Biden Doesn’t Want You to Know
☆☆ Offshoring and middle-income workers in the US (But, I suppose, it applies to Europe as well...)
☆☆☆ If FP nerds were 'the public': 15 questions for a more interesting debate
☆☆ Income Inequality May Take Toll on Growth (But, I suppose, it applies to Europe as well...)
Bizarre Coincidence: Democrats Get More Time in All Three Debates
☆☆☆ The state of the U.S. election system (That the greatest democracy in the world cannot find a system to conduct decent voting operation is absolutely ridiculous...)

Update on Iran sanctions

☆☆☆ Génération Identitaire
French president pushing homework ban as part of ed reforms (Right, let's lower the bar some more...)

☆☆ Will the World Go to War to Save Mali?
☆☆☆ Timbuktu’s Destruction: Why Islamists Are Wrecking Mali’s Cultural Heritage

Where is the social Internet?
☆☆ The BlackBerry as Black Sheep
In Latest Bid to Lord Over Flies, One Man Tries Salting Them Away
Meet Mansa Musa I of Mali – the richest human being in all history
☆☆ Mapping the Potential for Solar Power On Every Roof
“What Makes a Technology Cool,” According to Neil deGrasse Tyson
☆☆☆ Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor (Wishing him luck!)
☆☆ A Rogue Climate Experiment Outrages Scientists
☆☆ Stochastically Orthogonal

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