Let’s Sex Up this Economic Reporting Financial News Express
Final destination Iran? Herald Scotland (hat tip readers Crocodile Chuck and Scott). Seriously Not Good, and timing peculiar given the current official unhappiness with Israel intransigence (as in a move like this undermines US criticism, or simply shows it to be a sham).
CO2 at new highs despite economic slowdown Scientific American (hat tip reader John D)
Big Bailout Banks Slashed Lending In January Huffington Post
Strategic default: In come the waves again Ed Harrison
Lawmakers press for action on China currency Reuters (hat tip reader Phil S)
Brazil to Break Patents on U.S. Films, Books, Drugs Reuters (hat tip reader John D)
Letter to the Editor: Stovepiping To Persia Chris Floyd
Memo to Moody’s: It’s Accounting 101, Not Economics Marshall Auerback, NewDeal 2.0
At Lehman, Watchdogs Saw It All Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times. In case you had any doubts….and this begs the further question: not only did they choose to ignore Lehman’s bogus accounting, how could they miss all the CDS exposures leading to AIG?
China’s Fragile Economy, Its Housing Bubble, and What It Means To Us: Part I The Daily Capitalist
We need explicit rules for bail-outs Lorenzo Bini Smaghi Financial Times. There was a wee blogosphere spat on this topic recently…
Our Next Economic Plague: Japan Disease Andy Xie, Cajing (hat tip Crocodile Chuck)
An important item from last week I managed to miss: The End of an Era in Finance Dani Rodrik, Project Syndicate
Survey: Readers don’t want to pay for news online Associated Press (hat tip reader John D)
The problems with the Schäuble proposal Wolfgang Munchau. He reads it as a road map for Eurozone exit. Will that ultimately prove to be a formula for breakup, or shrinkage to a more economically homogeneous membership?
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