Dear patient readers,
I have to drop out for a week. The book stuff is just too much. I have not even looked at Bloomberg today.
I have a hard deadline of next Tuesday (publisher is bizarrely rigid, you do not want the shaggy dog story, but trust me, I have tried every leverage point short of withdrawing the manuscript, they are shockingly non-negotiable), after that I cannot do much save checking the proofread draft unless something really radical happens (like Turbo Timmy steps down) and the publisher decides the book needs to be reopened. I am sufficiently stressed that I am getting short with people who are trying to help, really not good at all, so I need to pull back and focus on the essential, which for the next week is the book.
James Kwak very kindly is sending a care package, that was sporting of him.
I will give you Antidotes and I hope the various guest bloggers will pitch in and help with the slack.
If you have guest post material, consider sending it to Ed Harrison (through Sept. 30) since he has the keys to the kingdom too. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org (
Thanks for your patience.
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Democrats Target Bank Overdraft Charges Washington Post (hat tip DoctoRx)
CEO of International Swaps & Derivatives Association says trust us fancy logo catchy tagline. I have been meaning to write about this for days. Never underestimate the brazenness of ISDA.
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