You get a long list of links because I found interesting stuff, but none of it really suited to further commentary by yours truly.
Playboy’s playmates may be lonely at Super Bowl XLIII Bloomberg (hat tip reader Ed)
Life after the apocalypse Guardian
twitter.com/alaistairdarling (hat tip reader Tim)
Japan faces up to the prospect of ‘peak fish’ Financial Times
What Red Ink? Wall Street Paid Hefty Bonuses New York Times
Read Dean, Areddy and Ng on the management of China’s reserves during the crisis Brad Setser. Brad gives the economics take, while China slams U.S. profligacy by Ed Harrison focuses on the political theater (we had noted earlier that while Americans assumed Asia would be pragmatic, commentators were warning that they were much more likely to view the situation as a morality tale and act accordingly).
An Ideological Turf War Mark Thoma
A Letter to the Comptroller of the Currency American Society of Appraisers (hat tip reader Scott) As he reads it, and this seems correct to me, bank regulators are trying to eliminate requirements for written appraisals in connections with cramdowns and refinancings on government backed loans, which are now the bulk of the market.
I Just Don’t Get It Roger Ehrenberg. A man after my own heart
Losing Harvard’s Billions The Big Money (hat tip Felix Salmon)
Messing around with credit Models and Agents. A good critique of the “let’s help housing by making mortgage yields artificially low” plan.
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader Jim):