What We’re Reading 12-9-11

Bill Miller had a great run. But did his investors?, Allan Sloan, Fortune

The ‘Financial Repression’ Trap, Kevin Warsh, The Wall Street Journal

The Economic and Employment Contributions of Shale Gas in the US, IHS

Tax Rates, Inequality and the 1%, Alan Reynolds, The Wall Street Journal

How to break up a monetary union(PDF), Donovan et. al, UBS Investment Research

Absolute Certainty Is Not Scientific, Daniel B. Botkin, The Wall Street Journal

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Thank You Julia Child

You never know the power of a hand-written thank you note. I was reminded of this yesterday reading about a thank you note Julia Child wrote before her death. She thanked Roger Berkowitz, president … [Read More...]

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Tax Day: Top 20% Pay 80%

As if April 15th wasn't depressing enough the WSJ reminds us that the top 20% of earners pay 84% of the income tax. The bottom 20% get's paid by Uncle Sam. Who pays what in income taxes? With April … [Read More...]

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When Asset Booms Go Bust

Voxeu.org has a fitting post up for the economic times on the threat posed to the economy by deflation. Everything you read and hear from the mainstream media, which is of course force-Fed a diet of … [Read More...]