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Need a Kidney? Not Iranian? You’ll Wait.

Iran has a unique and regulated system for paying kidney donors. The system has problems, but letting citizens who need transplants die on waiting lists isn't one of...



Wall Street Now Hates Democrats

Very much including...



Greek Stock Market Reopens (sort of); Math Perspective on the "Bailout"

The Greek news of the day is Greek Stock Market to Reopen, With Restrictions.RestrictionsPeople cannot draw on their Greek bank accounts to buy shares People can only buy shares with existing brokerage account cashI supposed people could transfer cash...



11 Red Flag Events That Just Happened As We Enter The Pivotal Month Of August 2015

Are you ready for what is coming in August?  All over America, economic, political and social tensions are building, and the next 30 days could turn out to be pivotal.  In July, we saw things start to turn.  As you will read about below, a...



A live exorcism will air on TV just in time to summon your Halloween spirit

It's not too early to start planning your Halloween costume and it's definitely not too early to write out a detailed schedule for yourself to make sure you see every haunting and horrifying thing you can. Work on your time management so you...



The World Of Pension Assets [INFOGRAPHIC]

Starting a pension today means that when you reach your pension age, you will have a fund built up to supplement your state pension so that you can retire well. H/T Barry Ritholtz The World Of Pension Assets Infographic source: Easy Life Cover The...



SANDERS SAYS NO TO OPEN BORDERS...

SANDERS SAYS NO TO OPEN BORDERS...(Third column, 10th story, link)Related stories:Clinton campaign bitches at NYT...HUNDREDS of classified secrets in unsecure emails...Damage review already under way...BERNIEMANIA SWEEPS BROOKLYN... ...



Moving to a low-cost state could be a mistake that haunts you financially for years

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors.  Living in a low-cost state could hurt you financially (Financial Advisor) The National Institute for Retirement...



'Dentists and Skin in the Game'

Paul Krugman: Dentists and Skin in the Game: Wonkblog has a post inspired by the dentist who paid a lot of money to shoot Cecil the lion, asking why he — and dentists in general — make so much money. Interesting stuff; I’ve never...



FINANCIAL ADVISOR INSIGHTS: Even rich people can't afford college

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. Even affluent families are taking out student loans (Financial Advisor) Federal subsidized student loans used to only be taken out...



After GDP Disappoints, White House Says To Use “GDO”

It is not only in the world of finance where analysts and hedge fund managers come up with bizarre metrics to justify a stock, in the world of macro this too appears to be the case. After GDP numbers this quarter disappointed, the White House put...



Dick Bove Likes Brian Moynihan And BAML Stock

Big bank analyst Dick Bove has an eye on a man, and that special person is Brian Moynihan of Bank of America. Fresh off questioning the numbers and analysis in a recent Wall Street Journal article that shows Bank of America and Citigroup...



How to Create Suspense Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “How to Create Suspense” [MUSIC: Danielle French, “Harsh Reality” (from Drive)] Harlan COBEN: Chapter One. “The stranger didn’t shatter Adam’s...



Hacking Group Linked With China Also Hit United Airlines

It has been revealed that the hacking group responsible for the theft of data on millions of U.S. federal employees also targeted United Airlines. At the time ValueWalk predicted that the outages were the work of hackers. It has now been revealed...



Read the Full Text of the Fed’s July Statement

Here is the full statement from the Federal Reserve’s policy-making committee. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that economic activity has been expanding moderately in recent months. Growth in...



Millennials Living In Their Parents' Home Is Finally Starting to Taper Off

Pew has a new report out showing that even five years after the recession ended, more young adults are living with their parents than before the recession. This is despite the fact that unemployment among 20-somethings has dropped dramatically....



The Bubble Boys: Jeb Bush and Bill Clinton

Paul Krugman rightly mocks Jeb Bush for taking credit for the strong growth in Florida during his tenure as governor. As Krugman points out, the reason for the strong growth was that Florida had one of the worst housing bubbles in the country. Its...



What Is “Price Theory”? (A Guest Post by Glen Weyl)

When I was last living in Chicago, in the spring 2014, a regular visitor to the department of the University of Chicago and the editor of the Journal of Economic Literature, Steven Durlauf, asked me if I would be interested in writing something for the...



Stock markets, banking crises, and economic recoveries

Some have argued that the stock market serves as a ‘spare tire’ during banking crises by providing an alternative corporate financing channel. This column examines the claim using data for 36 countries spanning 20 years. The findings support...



The South American Financial Crisis Of 2015

Most nations in South America are either already experiencing an economic recession or are right on the verge of one.  In general, South American economies are very heavily dependent on exports, and right now they are being absolutely shredded by...



The Most (And Least) Expensive States to Drive

Owning a car is expensive. There are maintenance costs to consider, insurance to pay, and of course, gas. Several factors could affect these costs going forward. For one, if legislatures allow...



'Second-best Macroeconomics'

Paul Krugman wonders if he has been advocating for the right type of policies: Second-best Macroeconomics: The ... economic problems facing both the United States and Europe have been quite straightforward and comprehensible. ... So no worries: just hit...



China vs its stock market, charted

Courtesy of RBS: Click to enlarge.Continue reading: China vs its stock market,...



Real Prices and Price-to-Rent Ratio in May

A great discussion from Nick Timiraos at the WSJ: Are Home Prices Again Breaking Records? Not Really The National Association of Realtors‘ monthly home sales report made a big splash last week with news that median home prices in June had broken...



Jon Stewart secret White House visits...

Jon Stewart secret White House visits...(Third column, 4th story, link) ...



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Ex-Goldman programmer Aleynikov wins dismissal of second conviction

Why a New York judge tossed out the conviction of an ex-Goldman Sachs programmer: http://t.co/rlsVvHmrf5 http://pic.twitter.com/u1dvJRq4c9 — Reuters...



China vs its stock market, charted

Courtesy of RBS: Click to enlarge.Continue reading: China vs its stock market,...



Real Prices and Price-to-Rent Ratio in May

A great discussion from Nick Timiraos at the WSJ: Are Home Prices Again Breaking Records? Not Really The National Association of Realtors‘ monthly home sales report made a big splash last week with news that median home prices in June had broken...



Need a Kidney? Not Iranian? You’ll Wait.

Iran has a unique and regulated system for paying kidney donors. The system has problems, but letting citizens who need transplants die on waiting lists isn't one of...



Millennials Living In Their Parents' Home Is Finally Starting to Taper Off

Pew has a new report out showing that even five years after the recession ended, more young adults are living with their parents than before the recession. This is despite the fact that unemployment among 20-somethings has dropped dramatically....



KRUGMAN: Of course Greece had a plan for a new currency (GREK, EUR, EURUSD)

Well, duh. Greece had a plan to introduce a new currency if it got forced from the euro, and Nobel Laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman can't believe people are shocked (shocked!) to find this out.  "I...



Hacking Group Linked With China Also Hit United Airlines

It has been revealed that the hacking group responsible for the theft of data on millions of U.S. federal employees also targeted United Airlines. At the time ValueWalk predicted that the outages were the work of hackers. It has now been revealed...



The Investor Trait and How Buffett Would Find, Analyze and Value Stocks

Written by Jae Jun follow me on Facebook Twitter I definitely have lazy areas. When it’s cold and raining, I don’t want to take my dogs out to the park where they’ll get wet and muddy and I end up having to bathe...



Read the Full Text of the Fed’s July Statement

Here is the full statement from the Federal Reserve’s policy-making committee. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that economic activity has been expanding moderately in recent months. Growth in...



Wall Street Now Hates Democrats

Very much including...



A live exorcism will air on TV just in time to summon your Halloween spirit

It's not too early to start planning your Halloween costume and it's definitely not too early to write out a detailed schedule for yourself to make sure you see every haunting and horrifying thing you can. Work on your time management so you...



'Debt Miracle: Why the Country that Borrowed the Most Industrialized First'

"When we consider the dangers of debt in today’s world, we should keep an eye on its potential benefits as well.": Debt miracle: Why the country that borrowed the most industrialized first, by Jaume Ventura and Hans-Joachim Voth,...



Links and Tweets

Links: Stefan Gerlach et al.: The Phillips curve: A good model, at least for Ireland Must-Read: Charles Wyplosz: Greece Should Prepare for Grexit, and then Not Do It Steven Sass: Does the Social Security “Statement” Add Value? : Steve...



Mpesa: the costs of evolving an independent central bank

We started this post before a Greek deal rendered the discussion of a digital parallel currency moot. Nevertheless, it’s still worth looking to the Kenyan M-pesa for a better understanding of why it’s dangerous to treat fintech...



Fed's Yellen reiterates rate hike expected this year

Fed chief Janet Yellen reiterates that the pace of increases in Fed's benchmark rate will be...



Dick Bove Likes Brian Moynihan And BAML Stock

Big bank analyst Dick Bove has an eye on a man, and that special person is Brian Moynihan of Bank of America. Fresh off questioning the numbers and analysis in a recent Wall Street Journal article that shows Bank of America and Citigroup...



The Most (And Least) Expensive States to Drive

Owning a car is expensive. There are maintenance costs to consider, insurance to pay, and of course, gas. Several factors could affect these costs going forward. For one, if legislatures allow...



Links for 07-24-15

The Village, the Base, and Saint John - Paul Krugman Raising the minimum wage - mainly macro Attracting students to economics - Vox EU How to fix the Euro - interfluidity Proxies for monetary disequilibrium - Nick Rowe After the crash, can biologists...