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Waiting for the Chinese Bear Stearns

Recent Items Links 3/14/18 - 03/14/2018 - Yves Smith Waiting for the Chinese Bear Stearns - 03/14/2018 - Yves Smith Best Buy’s Bait and Switch Returns Policy Reveals Yet More Creepy Consumer Monitoring - 03/14/2018 - Yves Smith LEAKED: Trump Threatens to Launch Trade War v. Rattled China Over IP Theft - 03/14/2018 - Yves Smith 2:00PM Water Cooler 3/13/2018 - 03/13/2018 - Lambert Strether Hiding from the Tax Man, International Wealthy Style - 03/13/2018 - Yves Smith Links...

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Meet the Democrats’ ‘Dirty Dozen’ Working to Gut Financial Reforms

Yves here. As depressing and predictable as it is to see Democrats yet again prostituting themselves to financiers, payback may finally be coming.  From Lambert in  Water Cooler yesterday: Senate: Poll: Five Senate Dems would lose to GOP challenger if elections held today” [The Hill]. “New polls published Thursday morning in Axios show Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) would all lose reelection to GOP...

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Wall Street Journal Hyping Amazon Banking: “Ridiculous, Ridiculous, Ridiculous”

It’s become an unfortunate staple of the times that tech companies regularly get reporters to act as stenographers, even when the companies have too obviously fuzzy ideas about mature industries with high barriers to entry like banking. In the same vein, when the tech company with a hairball scheme is a big name like Amazon or Apple, readers who ought to know better seem to turn off their critical thinking apparatus entirely. That means that rather than yours truly doing a high level...

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More Frequent Central Bank Communication Worsens Financial and Macroeconomic Forecasts

By Thomas Lustenberger, Economist, Swiss National Bank, PhD student, University of Basel; and Enzo Rossi, Economic Advisor, Swiss National Bank, Lecturer, University of Zurich. Originally published at VoxEU. Most central banks communicate more openly with the markets than they did 20 years ago. The column argues that more speeches, more forward guidance, and more transparency has often worsened the accuracy of private-sector forecasts. Too much communication may be the problem, creating a...

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FinTech and Banks

Recent Items Links 3/3/18 - 03/03/2018 - Yves Smith Even McKinsey Gets It: High Wages Improve Economic Performance - 03/03/2018 - Yves Smith FinTech and Banks - 03/03/2018 - Yves Smith 2:00PM Water Cooler 3/2/2018 - 03/02/2018 - Lambert Strether Stock Buybacks Hurt Workers and the Economy. We Should Ban Them. - 03/02/2018 - Yves Smith Links 3/2/18 - 03/02/2018 - Yves Smith Top NYT Editor: ‘We Are Pro-Capitalism, the Times Is in Favor of Capitalism’ - 03/02/2018 - Yves Smith...

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Bitcoin as Prosecution Futures: Coinbase Agrees to Turn Customer Records Over to Department of Justice for Possible Tax Evasion

Recent Items Priceless Moments: How Capitalism Eats Our Time - 02/28/2018 - Yves Smith Links 2/28/18 - 02/28/2018 - Lambert Strether Why CalPERS Private Equity Outsourcing Beauty Show Is Arbitrary and Capricious - 02/28/2018 - Yves Smith Bitcoin as Prosecution Futures: Coinbase Agrees to Turn Customer Records Over to Department of Justice for Possible Tax Evasion - 02/28/2018 - Yves Smith All Guns, No Butter: Military Contractors as Welfare Queens - 02/28/2018 - Yves Smith...

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Killing a Parasite — Canceling Student Debt, Part 1

Recent Items Priceless Moments: How Capitalism Eats Our Time - 02/28/2018 - Yves Smith Links 2/28/18 - 02/28/2018 - Lambert Strether Why CalPERS Private Equity Outsourcing Beauty Show Is Arbitrary and Capricious - 02/28/2018 - Yves Smith Bitcoin as Prosecution Futures: Coinbase Agrees to Turn Customer Records Over to Department of Justice for Possible Tax Evasion - 02/28/2018 - Yves Smith All Guns, No Butter: Military Contractors as Welfare Queens - 02/28/2018 - Yves Smith...

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Trump SEC Fails to Pursue Aggressive Deregulatory Agenda (Albeit from Previous Pathetic Baseline)

Recent Items Trump SEC Fails to Pursue Aggressive Deregulatory Agenda (Albeit from Previous Pathetic Baseline) - 02/26/2018 - Jerri-Lynn Scofield Links 2/26/18 - 02/26/2018 - Jerri-Lynn Scofield Dire Consequences of Ignoring Trade in Climate Change Targets: On Track to 3.5 C Temperature Increase by 2100 - 02/26/2018 - Yves Smith Dr. Strangelove in the Pentagon: Lowering the Nuclear Threshold and Other Follies of the New Nuclear Posture Review - 02/26/2018 - Jerri-Lynn Scofield It...

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Bill Black: Once a Poster Child for Austerity, Latvia Becomes a Hotbed of Corruption

Recent Items Supreme Court Narrows Dodd-Frank SEC Whistleblower Protections - 02/25/2018 - Jerri-Lynn Scofield Links 2/25/18 - 02/25/2018 - Jerri-Lynn Scofield Bill Black: Once a Poster Child for Austerity, Latvia Becomes a Hotbed of Corruption - 02/25/2018 - Jerri-Lynn Scofield Links 2/24/18 - 02/24/2018 - Yves Smith Beat the Right Wing Framing: How to Make the Case for a Better, Fairer Economy - 02/24/2018 - Yves Smith The Dystopian Technologies Being Used to Control Workers...

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“Life in the Sweatbox,” Personal Bankruptcy, and the Narrative of Utilitarian Calculus

“Really, if the lower orders don’t set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility.” –Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Credit Slips informs us of an important new study, “Life in the Sweatbox,” by Pamela Foohey, Robert M. Lawless, Katherine M. Porter, and Deborah Thorne, forthcoming from the Notre Dame Law Review, and available for download now at SSRN. Foohey...

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