Measuring the acceleration of the universe Roland Piquepaille
Hurricanes like Gustav and Hanna seem only to matter if they hit America Stephen Gibb Guardian
Is Sarah Palin a Fiscal Conservative? PGL, Angry Bear
What has been the real benefit of Fannie and Freddie? Richard Green (hat tip Mark Thoma). Succinct and valuable
Connect the Dots Credit Slips
If the Pay Fix Is in, Good Luck Finding It Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times. On how new executive comp disclosure rules are being ignored.
Japan’s Nomura Considers Stake in Lehman Brothers Wall Street Journal. At least this rumor is plausible.
Long-Term Capital: It’s a Short-Term Memory Roger Lowenstein, New York Times. Lowenstein argues that Bear Stearns was the cost of not learning the right lessons from LTCM.
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