What We’re Reading 10-7-11

The Fed’s ‘Twist’ Turns into a Problem for Pensions, Insurers and Households​, PIMCO

Policy Uncertainty Is Choking Recovery, Scott Baker, Nicholas Bloom and Steven Davis, Bloomberg

More Parents Finance Their Kids’ Mortgages, Sandra Block, USA Today

Stimulus Has Been a Washington Job Killer, John F. Cogan and John B. Taylor, The Wall Street Journal

Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefit, Sara Murray, The Wall Street Journal

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Tiny Bubbles

Originally posted January 21, 2014. Imagine outgoing Chairman Ben Bernanke joyfully wrapping things up at the Fed while humming “tiny bubbles make me feel happy” from Don Ho’s song Tiny Bubbles. … [Read More...]

one summer

Sell in May Go Away?

You can learn a thing or two from history. For one, it happened, it’s a fact, and 2) not many people predicted it correctly. In Bill Bryson's book One Summer “America 1927” he touches on the … [Read More...]