Links 1/17/08 Posted on January 17, 2009 by Yves Smith Pickings are thin tonight! Please send links! Bronx Zoo, NY Aquarium Face Layoffs Gothamist. Actually, they’ve begun. Please consider signing a petition. Europe launches antitrust attack on Microsoft Financial Times Merrill to Pay $550 Million in Subprime Settlements Bloomberg Economists were invented to make astrologers look good Josh Reviews Everything Antidote du jour: Post navigation ← British Banks Deemed "Technically Insolvent" How to Waste $350 Billion → Subscribe to Post Comments 14 comments dearieme January 17, 2009 at 5:33 am http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/recession/4272801/KPMG-offers-11000-UK-staff-shorter-week.html Mary January 17, 2009 at 10:58 am This post is an indicator of the descent into blog lameness. First, she can’t even post actual info, she just posts links to work OTHER people did. Yet she get the traffic and the bucks. Now, she can’t even be bothered to find those links! She wants her readers to do it! Wow! And our check for our cut of the ad revenues, Yves? In the mail, I guess. Now I’m as big a fan of Yves’ thinking and analysis as anyone (when she actually does it). But I do see posts like this as a portent of current and more-to-come blog lameness. Richard Smith January 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm Mary, or should I say Dan Duncan, When was the sex change? I fancy you like mad all of a sudden. Tell me what you are wearing. Big kiss R ndk January 17, 2009 at 12:33 pm China Central Bank Attacks Paulson’s ‘Gangster Logic’ Including my favorite section: Zhang also criticized the International Monetary Fund for paying too much attention to financial risks in emerging and developing economies and not enough to those of developed countries, “which have a larger impact, especially economies issuing major reserve currencies.” This isn’t on its way to a gentle resolution. Anonymous January 17, 2009 at 2:10 pm http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sShMA85pv8M mxq January 17, 2009 at 4:18 pm RE: Richard Smith’s comment…lol! Mary…its amazing that you can call yourself a fan of someone and then drop ad hominem bombs, all in the same comment. I don’t know if thats your lame attempt at sarcasm, or if you are just that much of a sociopath. anyways, while i know there are a million tech blogs out there, i thought this was interesting…the EU ordered MSFT to remove internet explorer from Windows…i don’t know how many companies MSFT put out of business in the last 10 or so years b/c of IE/Windows. Amazing that its taken this long. firefox/opera/netscape/chrome should be able to take big mkt share now. Anonymous January 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm Mary, or shall I say Troll, I supposed it did not occur to you that it might be more work to find suitable material for a Links page in a slow news period? Or that other blogs have similar pages, and you are merely revealing pettiness and/or jealousy in complaining about a common practice? If you don’t like blogs, the solution is simple. Quit reading them. Your carping merely shows how distorted and self-centered your perceptions are. Anonymous January 17, 2009 at 6:33 pm The Economist thinks the Group of 30’s new report on reforming financial regulation will be very influential. http://www.economist.com/finance/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12958209 The full report costs $49 but a summary of the recommendations can be downloaded free. http://www.group30.org/pubs/recommendations.pdf Paul Volcker led the group that produced the report, and he spoke at a press conference Friday. I wish I could find video, audio or a transcript. (The link from the Group of 30’s page is to 10 seconds of Volcker and 5 minutes of CNBC blather.) dd January 17, 2009 at 9:53 pm I think it’s a lot of BS. Really. Volker knows the drill; knows it’s over except for the interesting tidbit of capturing all liquid MMFs and pouring it into the banking sieve. What next: a ‘derivatives certificate’ redeemable for cash and prizes? River January 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm The kitty is peering down the tunnel, attempting to discern if it’s daylight or an oncoming locomotive. The kitty’s name is Ben. Anonymous January 17, 2009 at 11:30 pm Oldie but a goodie, maybe my favorite blog post of 2008. http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2008/02/henry-okah.html High time to ramp up future-proofing the American public. I’d like to see Yves get together on a regular basis with John Robb, Nouriel Roubini and Bruce Stirling. No video, just audio and transcript, pdfs as needed. Anonymous January 18, 2009 at 12:45 am Brian Eno, responding to the Edge.com question “What would change everything?” http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2009/jan/02/brian-eno-edge-question-future His answer: “The feeling that things are inevitably going to get worse.” doc holiday January 18, 2009 at 12:47 am River, Re: "The kitty is peering down the tunnel, attempting to discern if it's daylight or an oncoming locomotive. The kitty's name is Ben." > I thought it was a telescope… looking at a black hole… I'll stop there. M.G. January 18, 2009 at 1:39 am Maybe we can comment THIS I have done it HERE Comments are closed. Tip Jar Please Donate or Subscribe!