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Archive for June 2010

Finding scandal where there isn’t

First, it was revealed that the White House orchestrated a job offer to senate candidate Joe Sestak, in the hope that he would stand down from the Pennsylvania primary. Now, there are reports that White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina encouraged Colorado Democrat Andrew Romanoff to pursue one of three international development jobs, […]

The human element in baseball

It was the perfect game – that wasn’t. Detroit Tigers’ pitcher Armando Galarraga was one out from “baseball immortality” – from joining only 20 pitchers in the history of the game that have thrown a perfect game (retiring all 27 batters). But the 27th batter was called safe by umpire Jim Joyce, in what was […]

Roubini on financial reform

Here is Nouriel Roubini speaking recently about financial industry reform. Reasonable, and goes further than the legislation currently being proposed. However, I think we need to be skeptical about how much good breaking up the large institutions will do for preventing another meltdown. As long as the productive economy is undynamic, finance will grow relatively; and as […]

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