Sorted Weekly Tweets

 

Rest of the World

 

  • US Drone Strike Hits Wedding Convoy in Yemen, Killing 13 http://t.co/6h2vhYPuw6 More bad PR 4 drone strikes, wonder how this will end… $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • 2.5-mile plunge into the world’s deepest gold mine in South Africa http://t.co/DQZA8Fkl9B &check out this graphic http://t.co/CvWrJlfbRu $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • A Journey Into the World’s Deepest Gold Mine http://t.co/mpb4pP658d The technology & the survivors @ the deepest gold mine in the world $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • How I Unintentionally Forced Pirate Bay From Its Latest Haven http://t.co/N3LReXRSJV Ascension Island boots Pirate Bay which runs to Peru $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • Irish Charm W/Germans Leads Nation Out of Bailout Wilderness http://t.co/4F0I3rGJz7 Fascinating piece on how Ireland survived austerity $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • SNB Gauges Bubble Risks as Euro Crisis Danger Recedes http://t.co/83gteiPvCZ Favoring exporters leads Sweden monetary policy to overheat $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Merkel Embraces Coal as Rookie Lawmaker Makes Mark on Policy http://t.co/Qotu8cFsRm Fascinating how environmental policy isn’t considered $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • The Unstoppable Postal-Service Retreat Starts in Canada http://t.co/PSMW6FBLfy Is the future 4 USPS the elimination of local mailboxes? $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Rat-Infested South Africa Schools Foil Mandela Education Dream http://t.co/TvJjENGqHG Graft & corruption eat up school $$ #culture $SPY $TLT Dec 12, 2013
  • Are we seeing the emergence of ‘dictator’ Xi? http://t.co/QsUU5184Xl His #2 is sidelined, & there is no obvious close helper. $$ Dec 12, 2013

 

Lobotomies

 

  • World War II Veterans’ Families Recall Lobotomy’s Scars http://t.co/SkutVXuhFH LONG article on how families coped after lobotomies $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • Neurologist Walter Freeman’s Lobotomy Legacy http://t.co/ilb2M1RO3c Ice-pick lobotomies r a horrifying legacy damaging minds of veterans $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • Lobotomy For WWII Veterans: Psychiatric Care by US Government http://t.co/rc5cLaxK80 LONG sad tale of lobotomies to cure mental illness $$ Dec 12, 2013

 

Volcker Rule

 

 

US Politics & Policy

 

  • Health Insurers Told to Ease Coverage Rules http://t.co/wpJOj8tWQw Exchanges r getting many more old than young http://t.co/b9YFdT5dPQ $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • Will Copper Pots Destroy Lake Superior? http://t.co/GqFmD4jPY6 Perhaps the tailings can be used 4 roadbed, or other types of construction $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • All-out war breaks out in GOP over budget pact http://t.co/vAZLPhm9D4 Will b interest 2c if House Dems pass the deal w/a subset of GOP $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Obama Needs to Fire Some People http://t.co/AvOrlQgnxq Similarity of Obama & Reagan; they tend to stand behind their people, til it hurts $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Republican-Tea Party Tiff Means 41% Don’t Like Candidates http://t.co/dw8UNAE9NF Divisions in the GOP weaken their political prospects $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Republicans Get the Better End of the Budget Deal http://t.co/klP9uHuJGC @asymmetricinfo gives us a different take, but will GOP do it? $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • The Potholes Stay Where They Are http://t.co/ZZI56aYXmt VERY long article on the recovery of the US auto industry-what has changed $$ $GM $F Dec 12, 2013
  • Soothing Words on ‘Too Big to Fail,’ but With Little Meaning http://t.co/0h8COkjGIF! Short of breaking up big banks, no way to end TBTF $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Ryan Lizza: Why Won’t Obama Rein in the N.S.A.? http://t.co/m8pc9jTgCu Long article on Obama’s hypocrisy on surveillance of US citizens $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • House, Senate Negotiators Announce Budget Deal http://t.co/9tQZ01iZGg The sequester would be better, at least that makes real cuts $$ $TLT Dec 12, 2013

 

Central Banking

 

  • The Fed Doesn’t Really Trust the Banks Either http://t.co/cNEyz5i6rw Structural rigidities in $$ mkts make Fed policy less effective $$ $TLT Dec 13, 2013
  • Hoenig Says Volcker May Spur Efforts to Split Biggest Banks http://t.co/f7AfDZY6yy Ending interstate branching would b more effective $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • A Fed Dissident on Policy and Transparency http://t.co/i3oQh6bjFS Plosser makes a courageous stand to protect the Fed from its excesses $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Nicolas Copernicus Was Far More Than A Scientific Icon http://t.co/jX01ZEjEY7 Wrote “On the Minting of Money.” A hard money guy 4 his era $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Stanford Economist Piazzesi Influences Fed Forecasts http://t.co/CgAAhituSv Now her theories affect policy w/every forward rate wiggle $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Why do ivory tower academics get into policy positions, in this case assuming that forward rates forecast future economic activity? $$ Dec 12, 2013

 

Financial Sector

 

  • Six Investment Errors You Are Making Right Now http://t.co/vke2UmoRlS @ritholtz shows us errors that he has made that we r all prone 2 $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • Philadelphia Meets Manhattan at 10 Rittenhouse Square http://t.co/hOz6EXeiPb Worked w/Carl Dranoff once; bright guy, very creative $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • Five Accounting Red Flags the SEC is Watching http://t.co/wHktREd5Ci Revenue recognition & cost deferral r bigger issues; wasting time $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • Lawrence McCarthy, Who Saw Swaps Danger at Lehman, Dies at 49 http://t.co/PanZkbNbmH Bright guy; he will b missed $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Wells Fargo Plans Ethics Review Amid Bank Scrutiny http://t.co/kgOfuKfoRn Give $WFC its due, they r trying to get ahead of their problems $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Why Is Everybody Sitting on Huge Piles of Cash? http://t.co/N11xOheIHz Waiting 4 new IPOs absorb excess cash $$ HT: @ritholtz $SPY $TLT Dec 12, 2013
  • As stocks hit record highs, so do profit warnings http://t.co/PHLL8LiPMs Market rally is multiple expansion, pay more $$ 4 same stocks $SPY Dec 12, 2013

 

Companies

 

  • What Yahoo Didn’t Want Investors to Know http://t.co/Ec25tEMoor $YHOO relies on $MSFT 4 25% of its revenue in 2012 & 31% in 3Q2013 $$ $SPY Dec 12, 2013
  • BNSF CEO Rose shifts role, renewing Buffett succession talk http://t.co/0mHnRYYVAy Would b a good candidate2run industrial side of $BRK-B $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Inside the Breakup of the Pritzker Empire http://t.co/5XcnNWHnZk How Tom Pritzker detangled the family business, giving freedom to heirs $$ Dec 12, 2013

 

Other

 

  • How to Hike the Entire Appalachian Trail, and What You’ll Get Out of It http://t.co/fP8yHH7rTQ Retired photojournalist makes way on trail $$ Dec 13, 2013
  • Secular stagnation and the bastardisation of Keynes http://t.co/r2JiJ5z885 Rising debt levels led GDP to overshoot & now revert down $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • How Isaac Newton Went Broke Chasing A Stock Bubble http://t.co/gIQcjyBpRv HT: @tomkeene | Ride a painted pony, let the spinnin wheel spin $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Why Do Forecasters Keep Forecasting? http://t.co/2t4Az5ZiyI Predictors exist so that we have someone to blame other than ourselves. $$ $TLT Dec 12, 2013

 

Wrong, etc.

 

  • Overstated: The Texasization of America http://t.co/cj67aQcR1e Texas may b the fastest growing state, but not all states go4 lower taxes $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Wrong:White House Works2Attract Younger Health-Plan Users http://t.co/rtrWhv4UIe Most people signing up r either poor or sick; won’t work $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • I.e., w/interest rates on investment grade debt so low, most of these defined benefit pension plans r still dramatically underfunded. $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Wrong: Pension Funds Make the Most of Stocks’ Surge http://t.co/6FjCE7boAQ Unless u can defease your liability, u don’t have enuf assets $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Wrong: Federal Reserve Eyes New Tool for Setting Interest Rates http://t.co/T2jWOrhFk8 This is wishful thinking; math is same as IOER/FF $$ Dec 12, 2013
  • Ridiculous: Was Mandela Right to Sell Out Black South Africans? http://t.co/qOcPQR3BkU South Africa has done better than rest of Africa $$ Dec 10, 2013

 

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