Monthly Archives: March 2011

Random Links, 3/30/11

I’ll be somewhat off the grind for the next few weeks. Here’s some links I’d recommend in the meantime: – Aaron Bady on both Libya and talking about Libya. The first part, about the work commenting and having an opinion … Continue reading

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More on Second Liens – Ulam on a Crisis, Data on Performance, Holdings.

Bunch of stuff on 2nd and junior liens, things we watch closely here. – Alex Ulam has a piece for The Nation on second liens that is worth checking out. – Lots of reports on the performance of junior-liens with distress … Continue reading

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Kauffman and C. Wright Mills on Financialized Meritocracy and the Spectre of Uselessness.

I think we need to move the debate forward on the financial industry, specifically its relationship to other sectors and the draw it has for our most talented people. The Kauffman Foundation has a new report out by Paul Kedrosky … Continue reading

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David Leonhardt on Fed Policy. Also, Is Fed Policy Influenced by the AFL-CIO? Yes.

This: As Economy Sputters, a Timid Fed. It’s clear which way the Fed has erred recently. It has done too little. It stopped trying to bring down long-term interest rates early last year under the wishful assumption that a recovery … Continue reading

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New Republic Editorial on Cutting the Deficit in a Weak Recovery, 1938 Edition.

There’s a game of chicken going on with the budget and whether or not the government will shut down. I think everyone has written a lot about the need to expand the short-term deficit in terms of government spending and … Continue reading

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Krugman and Karl Smith on the Fine Print in the Recent Growth-Through-Austerity Reports

Hey! Even I was tricked by the three-card monte of the recent GOP/AEI research on growth-through-austerity, and I’m trying to watch the red Ace very closely as these conservatives spin the cards around. Where I thought they were actually putting … Continue reading

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Stephen Lerner on Collective Bargaining for Homeowners

Recently, an edited-into-“gotcha!” series of comments made by Stephen Lerner about how underwater homeowners need to put political pressure on the largest banks was been picked up by Glenn Beck who called it economic terrorism. It struck me as pretty standard … Continue reading

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