Appearances matter in politics Politico (hat tip reader John D). In case you wondered why Sarah Palin got anywhere…..
King Tut’s Chariots a Marvel of Ancient Engineering DiscoveryNews
67% of Political Class Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction, 84% of Mainstream Disagrees Rasmussen Reports (hat tip Pat Caddell)
“One in 31 Adults” rdan, Angry Bear
On Web’s Frontier, Anonymity in Name Only Wall Street Journal
Banking system on verge of new crisis, hedge fund Noster Capital warns Telegraph (hat tip reader Scott)
No Such Thing as a Simple Mortgage Megan McArdle
Do Deficits Matter? Foreign Lending to the Treasury L. Randall Wray, New Deal 2.0
Prop-hostile climate throws up tough calls for banks Financial Times
Welcome to the Recovery Timothy Geithner, New York Times (hat tip Francois T). The worst is he might actually believe his PR.
The Biggest Lie About U.S. Companies MarketWatch (hat tip reader Crocodlie Chuck)
Commodity ETFs: Toxic, deadly, evil MarketWatch (hat tip reader Scott A)
Wall Street play for which we pay John Kay, Financial Times
Studies Question Bank Capital Fears Wall Street Journal. A more accurate title would be, “Studies Challenge Bank BS on Capital Rules.”
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