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Facebook ‘Slowly Grabbing Attention’ Away From Google: Munster

Facebook is one of the “most unique stories” as it has some “open-ended opportunities,” notes Piper Jaffray Internet analyst Gene Munster. On Monday, in an interview with CNBC's "Squawk Alley," Munster also pointed...



Links for 07-28-15

The Donald and the Delusional - Paul Krugman Innovation, income inequality, and social mobility - Vox EU Global Anti-Tobacco Policy - Tim Taylor Gilead's Greed That Kills - Jeffrey Sachs Contingency Plans - Paul Krugman Yanis Varoufakis plot...



Now Is The Time – Fear Rises As Financial Markets All Over The Planet Start To Crash

Can you feel the panic in the air?  CNN Money’s Fear & Greed Index measures the amount of fear in the financial world on a scale from 0 to 100.  The closer it is to zero, the higher the level of fear.  Last Monday, the...



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...



A hedge fund billionaire says there are only two things you need to remember about investing

There’s more than one way to skin a cat. The stuff that Paul Tudor Jones has made his billions based on does not appear in any traditional investing text book. Ben Graham would read his stuff and roll over in his grave. For example, the idea of...



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...



'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 for 07-27-15

“Lowflation” forever in the US? - Gavyn Davies “An Altogether Different Angle” - Economic Principals Policy consequences of public income volatility - Vox EU Building a more inclusive society - Miles Corak Africa is more ready to...



The new era of the $400 college textbook, which is part of the unsustainable higher education bubble

A new milestone must have been established recently – we’re now officially in a new era of the $400 new college textbook and the $300 used college textbook, see graphic above showing the top 15 most expensive textbooks at the...



'The Old Man and the CPI'

Paul Krugman: The Old Man and the CPI: I don’t watch financial news, but CNBC was on in the gym, so I was treated to a long ad from Ron Paul, who wants you to buy his video explaining the coming crisis brought on by loose money. And I found myself...



8 Actors Who Were Fired From Hit TV Shows

TV shows often become well-known for the actors who star in them. However, even actors aren’t immune to getting fired. Here’s a look at stars who were given their walking papers, leaving the show to try and carry on without them. In...



'The Rise in Obesity'

From Vox EU (and in today's links), can economic factors explain the rise in obesity?: Changing economic factors and the rise in obesity: The dramatic increase in obesity has raised the question of whether economic incentives can explain this...



Links for 07-25-15

Fire Phasers - Paul Krugman Depression's Advocates - Brad DeLong Time to Re-estimate the U.S. Output Gap - Econbrowser Professor Keynes is Optimistic - Twenty-Cent Paradigms The tilt, or lack thereof, in the tax code - Jared Bernstein Why Greece...



Staff economic projections for the June 16-17, 2015, FOMC meeting inadvertently included in file posted to the Board's website

Staff economic projections for the June 16-17, 2015, FOMC meeting inadvertently included in file posted to the Board's...



Our Nightmare Is Over: Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip Frosting Is Back In Stores

(Betty Crocker)If you’re a food company and there’s a Facebook group where more than 16,000 people ask you to bring back a discontinued product, you should probably pay attention. Betty Crocker’s rainbow chip frosting...



John Paulson Doubles Down On Puerto Rico Bet

Despite the island commonwealth's financial woes, or perhaps even because of them, tropical Puerto Rico has been garnering a good bit of attention from global hedge funds the last few years. In the most recent news on Thursday of this week, John...



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...



To fly, to fall, to fly again

LOOK out from Crissy Field, in San Francisco, on a fog-free day and chances are you will see some technology entrepreneurs leaping into the sky. The hybrid sport of kitesurfing has become a favourite pastime of the Bay Area’s startup crowd....



Copper, China And World Trade Are All Screaming That The Next Economic Crisis Is Here

If you are looking for a “canary in a coal mine” type of warning for the entire global economy, you have a whole bunch to pick from right now.  “Dr. Copper” just hit a six year low, Morgan Stanley is warning...



If you cap bankers' bonuses they take fewer risks and less leverage

It's true. Capping bankers' pay really does reduce the risks they take. Even if regulators don't believe it. Stopping bankers from paying themselves huge bonuses on top of their salary reduces the level of reckless risk-taking by up to a...



Meerkat is about to let you live stream video from your GoPro

Live streams on Meerkat are about to get a lot more exciting. GoPro owners will soon be able to live stream video from their action cameras directly to the live streaming app, Meerkat announced Thursday. See also: Meerkat's new Cameo feature lets...



The July Jobs Report Is Going To Crush It

Brace for impact because the July jobs report is shaping up to be a monster. The Department of Labor has reported that initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 26,000 to 255,000, the lowest level since November 24, 1973. As Business Insider...



Regulators Seek Info On Wall Street Messenger Platform

Financial regulators in New York are concerned that a new messaging platform could encourage traders to commit misdeeds. The large Wall Street banks have been working on a messaging platform developed by Symphony Communications. Now Anthony J. Albanese,...



Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush: A New Freakonomics Radio Episode

Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is  “Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush,” in which the comedian, actor — and now, author — answers our FREAK-quently Asked Questions. (You can subscribe to the podcast...



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It’s fine, there’s plenty of China bubble fear for everyone

Credit Suisse would like to direct your attention away from that 7 per cent growth figure and back towards “China’s combination of a triple bubble (with the third biggest credit bubble, the biggest investment bubble and second biggest...



Links for 07-28-15

The Donald and the Delusional - Paul Krugman Innovation, income inequality, and social mobility - Vox EU Global Anti-Tobacco Policy - Tim Taylor Gilead's Greed That Kills - Jeffrey Sachs Contingency Plans - Paul Krugman Yanis Varoufakis plot...



50 Cent Files For Bankruptcy

 Rapper 50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday. According to court documents filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Hartford, Connecticut, the 40-year-old rapper "reported assets...



'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,...



Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush: A New Freakonomics Radio Episode

Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is  “Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush,” in which the comedian, actor — and now, author — answers our FREAK-quently Asked Questions. (You can subscribe to the podcast...



FOXNEWS: TRUMP EXPANDS LEAD IN POLL...

FOXNEWS: TRUMP EXPANDS LEAD IN POLL...(Second column, 3rd story, link)Related stories:RICK PERRY: 'Toxic Mix of Demagoguery and Nonsense'...Party Shop Sells Out of Donald Pinatas...PITBULL: 'Ignorant'... ...



'Policy Lessons From The Eurodebacle'

Paul Krugman: Policy Lessons From The Eurodebacle: ...there’s a broader lesson from Greece that is relevant to all of us — and it’s not the usual one about mending our free-spending ways lest we become Greece, Greece I tell you. What...



UNITED AIRLINES Computers 'Breached by China Hackers'...

UNITED AIRLINES Computers 'Breached by China Hackers'...(Third column, 11th story, link)Related stories:'Russians' Use TWITTER to Infiltrate Fed Govt... ...



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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...



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...



Heritage Economist on Greece and the US

Paul Krugman has some fun rightfully mocking this: If U.S. policy makers and the public take away only one key lesson from what’s happening in Europe right now, it should be to put the budget on a path to balance during good times such as these....