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  • A man ignorant of lexicography

    posted to Deus Ex Macchiato on Mon 7th Oct 13

    In an interview with New York magazine, Antonin Scalia saysWords have meaning. And their meaning doesnt change.Really?

  • The CDS market vs. Paddypower

    posted to Deus Ex Macchiato on Sun 6th Oct 13

    From the Paddypower website:From the CDS market:Wot, an arbitrage? Well, OK, there might be an issue in doing big enough size on PaddyPower, I agree, but hey, I do like the idea of buying cheap CDS protection then hedging by selling on a political betting website.

  • Can the US mortgage market be privately funded?

    posted to Deus Ex Macchiato on Sun 6th Oct 13

    Naked Capitalism links to testimony given to the Senate Banking Committee testimony by Georgetown law professor Adam Levitin. Levitin makes an interesting claim that private sources of residential mortgage funding will be able to support no more than $500 billion

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  • George and the giant investment problem

    posted to Deus Ex Macchiato on Tue 23rd Aug 11

    One of the things that I like about finance is that ideas matter to the investment community. If you might possibly be able to make them some money then be you Tea Partier, Obama loyalist or Communist, they will listen to you. Often they’ll discard what

  • Unintended profits and the custodians

    posted to Deus Ex Macchiato on Thu 2nd Feb 12

    The Streetwise Professor pretty much nails one of the big winners in the (regulatory mandated) move to OTC derivatives central clearing:big custodial banks will be even more tightly connected with all major participants in the derivatives trade because of their

  • Economics a sensible view from a warmer clime

    posted to Deus Ex Macchiato on Wed 28th Jul 10

    DeLisle Worrell, Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, had these sensible words to say in a speech recently:Traditional Economics remains trapped in a time warp defined by the concepts that Leon Walras borrowed from the physics he knew at the time of the

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  • Noted for February 26, 2013

    posted to Grasping Reality with Both Hands: Economist Brad DeLong's Fair, Balanced, and Reality-Based Semi-Daily Journal on Mon 25th Feb 13

    Alex Pareene: Watching the Sunday shows so you dont have to: ABCs This Week with George Stephanopoulos. [W]e had two professional liars, one party hack, one disgraced financier and one old journalist guy, here to discus the issues of the day. Somewhat wonderfully,

  • Links 12/17/13

    posted to naked capitalism on Sun 17th Feb 13

    India’s rice revolution Guardian (Lambert). This is really cool. Fewer bees in US a threat to world’s almond supply Associated Press. Lambert: “Bees are not a ‘work force’”.Experts tell flatulent flyers: let rip Medical xPress

  • Links 1/18/13

    posted to naked capitalism on Fri 18th Jan 13

    Sydney bakes in hottest day on record as bushfires rage BBC. 46 degrees???“Superomniphobic” nanoscale coating repels almost any liquid GizmagBringing fusion electricity to the grid EureakAlert. Chuck L: “When I was an undergraduate 50+ years