Monthly Archives: July 2010

Markets Rule

From NC. Update 3:30 AM: Philip Stevens’ comment is germane: Political resolve has given way to fear. No one waxed more eloquently than Mr Sarkozy about the iniquities of liberal markets. This was the moment, the French president told us, … Continue reading

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What comes after quadrillion?

(Hat tip The Burning Platform)

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Mr Market seems to be handing out free money

Headline in Yahoo: ” Home sales surge in June with inventory at 42-year low” and the Dow obliges with a hundred point pop. Meanwhile Calculated Risk gives his usual reliable take: New Home Sales: Worst June on Record and the … Continue reading

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A small island off the coast of a subcontinent.

Those of you who know me well will know what a pleasure are the ironies of history. So I will simply refer you to this story, seemingly mundane, about the upcoming trip to India by David Cameron. Fast forward to … Continue reading

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Is Neo-Localism Coming?

From the blog “Automatic Earth” a theme that will grow in importance. But of course, skype and the internet are not going to be un-invented….. so most likely there will be some kind of hybrid world emerging. I don’t think, … Continue reading

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What rough beast

From Mort Zuckerman’s commentary in US News and World Report via Zero Hedge: Historically, presidents with approval ratings below 50 percent—Obama is at 45—lose an average of 41 House seats in midterm elections. This year, that would return the House … Continue reading

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This Aussie walks into a bar…..

In case you missed it — heard on the Beeb this morning: A drunk man who climbed into a crocodile enclosure in Australia and attempted to ride a 5m (16ft) long crocodile has survived his encounter. The crocodile, called Fatso, … Continue reading

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