Links: 2008-12-05

Snowbound Marshall is doing an admirable job running things while I sun myself in the Bahamas (rubbing it in, eh?).  You may remember Marshall from his days as a writer for Prudent Bear.  Please do comment on his posts as he will respond in kind.

Below is a list of a few links to newsworthy items from our newsfeed. As always, other items can be found at the newsfeed itself.

Enjoy. Bernanke Should Buy Buicks Instead of Bonds: Caroline Baum

The Crypt: Ros-Lehtinen hangs up on Obama. Twice. – Harper Suspends Canada Parliament to Avert Defeat

“Be Nice to the Countries That Lend You Money” – The Atlantic (December 2008)

Brad Setser: Follow the Money » Blog Archive » China is starting to sound like a normal creditor country

Bad banks briefly explained | Stockholm syndrome | The Economist

Real Time Economics : Layoff Announcements Pick Up Speed

Does daylight saving time save electricity? | vox – Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists

Paul Kedrosky: Nassim Taleb on Charlie Rose / MARKETS / Commodities – Merrill warns oil prices could fall to $25

BBC NEWS | Business | UK House prices still falling fast / World – Economists warn on LatAm credit squeeze / Comment / Opinion – Unilateral Germany threatens to weaken Europe / Companies / UK companies – UK banks face being forced to buy bonds Citigroup Needs to Confess Its Writedowns Now: Jonathan Weil

Toll Brothers Reports 4th Qtr and FY 2008 Results – MarketWatch Bank of America’s Merrill Takeover May Be Lewis’s Toughest Deal

Another Bank Deal Uses Treasurys Tax Break – DealBook – New York Times

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