Today is World Homeless Day (hat tip Lisa Epstein)
Tip: Want to be more productive? Don’t file your email BoxFreeIt. This wasn’t obvious?
Secret Orders Target Email Wall Street Journal. The messages belonged to a Wikileaks volunteer.
China realty goes BOGOF MacroBusiness. Wow.
IMF stress tests China/Australia bust MacroBusiness
‘Time short’ for eurozone, says Cameron Financial Times. I’m not liking the sound of this. When officials start talking up a crisis, it means a Son of TARP is in the offing.
Merkel and Sarkozy set euro deadline Financial Times. This is non-news, or more accurately, an effort by the officialdom to try to signal a sense of urgency. The original deadline was the G20 meeting, November 2. I don’t see moving up a deadline by two days as being materially different, save October 31 is Trichet’s last day in office.
Eurozone quick-fix will create political monster Wolfgang Munchau, Financial Times
Defense cost overruns: F35 vs F4 One Salient Oversight
A Warning for Barack Obama Ariel Dorfman, TomDispatch
Black voters in 2012 Jason Stanford, The Arena (hat tip Glenn H). An even bigger warning for Obama.
Charles Vieth at Canary Wharf YouTube. I almost posted this. It’s hysterical and yet sadly true too.
Banks Brace for Fallout on Earnings New York Times
Fannie and Freddie debt fuels anxiety Financial Times
Recession Officially Over, U.S. Incomes Kept Falling New York Times. Duh!
Republicans Scramble to Side with Wall Street over Main Street Blue Texan, FireDogLake (hat tip reader Carol B)
‘Leaderless’ Group Organizes Wall Street Journal
Wall Street and Silicon Valley James Kwak (hat tip reader Carol B)
Panic of the Plutocrats Paul Krugman, New York Times. Krugman is in particularly fine form.
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