Further Reading: Taxing Sex, Gloomy Projections, Flying Hints and the Rise of the Lager

September 2, 2011

Need money to bail out Greek’s bearing debt? Tax sex with “meters”

What is Goldman Sach’s telling hedge fund clients behind the scenes? A lot gloomier analysis than they are telling us publicly:

In a 54-page report sent to hundreds of Goldman’s institutional clients dated Aug. 16, Alan Brazil—a Goldman strategist who sits on the firm’s trading desk—argued that as much as $1 trillion in capital may be needed to shore up European banks; that small businesses in the U.S., a past driver of job production, are still languishing; and that China’s growth may not be sustainable.


Surprise, surprise! If you give people a choice they might make one. Indiana vouchers prompt thousands to change schools.

In the 15th century in Bavaria a traveling bit of yeast combined with a local strain and that led to…. the invention of lager’s as the worlds dominant type of beer.

Do you want to know what is really wrong with simple aggregate demand models that call for stimulus? Read this post, especially the comment quoted. Here is a small part of it:

It is maddening to hear ‘workers’ talked about as if they are  interchangeable – Oh, a whole bunch of home construction workers have  been layed off?  Don’t worry, we’ll build a road or a bridge and employ  them!” The only problem being that the type of construction home  builders are trained for has nothing to do with bridges. Perhaps people  like those in the Obama administration lack the appreciation for the  real complexity of these jobs and assume that any blue collar work is  trivial and interchangeable with a little retraining, but it’s not the  case.

Read the whole thing. Tyler Cowen has more.

Speaking of Tyler, with real interest rates negative, should we borrow more?

Boarding a plane with luggage is frustrating, and it turns out that boarding by rows is the worst way to load planes.

You shouldn’t expect an improvement in the housing market anytime soon.

Can you hide in Emerging Markets if the slowdown deepens?

Global Manufacturing is Stagnant and everybody cannnot expand exports.



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