Links: 2009-10-27

  • CyanogenMOD Hits Stable 4.2.1 Release, Reduces Home Screen Lag – Lifehacker

    Very good hack

  • FT Alphaville – South Korea in a won-win situation

    Ex-Morgan Stanley’s Stephen Jen is bullish

  • Helicopter Crashes Kill 14 Americans in Afghanistan –

    Buried on page A11

  • Laptops Cited for Pilot Inattention –

    Crossword puzzles, magazines and other diversions are more common.

  • ING Shows How Bank Dismemberment Is Done — Seeking Alpha

    More of this, please.

  • Washington’s Blog – Capitalism, Socialism or Fascism?

    Nice definitions of terms

  • Obama Races for Cash –

    Isn’t that what it’s all about?

  • An anniversary approaches | Steve Keen’s Debtwatch

    80th anniversary of “Black Tuesday“

  • Economist’s View: "Governments Must Not Bail Out Bondholders"

    Are bonds not capital?

  • – Banco Popular hit by bad loan provisions

    Most exposure to property but no loss.

  • Hedge Funds Edge Closer to Recouping Crisis Losses –

    Business as usual coming

  • Violence Between Couples Is Usually Calculated, And Does Not Result From Loss Of Control, Study Suggests

    Scary but a useful breakdown of events

  • Americans’ Views on Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

    "The majority of Americans do not believe President Barack Obama deserved to win the Nobel Peace Prize (61%), but the public is split in its personal reaction to the announcement. Asked if they are "glad" Obama received the prize, 46% of Americans say yes and 47% say no."

  • Vice President Biden’s Favorable Rating Continues to Decline

    "After peaking at 59% last November, Vice President Joe Biden’s favorable rating continues to decline and now stands at 42%. That barely exceeds his 40% unfavorable rating, and is easily his worst evaluation since last year’s Democratic National Convention."

  • Facebook Share Adds Live Share Counts, Analytics

    Gets them up to speed with twitter

  • The New American Economy – James Galbraith

    economic policy battles circa 1981 via Bartlett

  • Exercise Makes Cigarettes Less Attractive To Smokers

    reduces appeal of smoking-related images

  • Bankers gather in Chicago, face protests | Reuters

    "up to 5,000 people will join the protests over the next couple of days."

  • Are Big Banks Better? – James Kwak

    More on why Calomiris is wrong

  • Merkel Fiscal Plan May Not Find Fans at Bundesbank – Real Time Economics – WSJ

    2011 budget has huge deficit

  • French Central Banker Warns on Excessive Risks – DealBook Blog –

    "they should preserve capital rather than pay it out to bankers and investors"

  • Warren Buffett: Crisis, what crisis?

    if a deal needs complicated calculations…, then it probably is not."

  • NYT condemns what it calls "Obama’s cover-up" – Glenn Greenwald –

    NYT is going all-in against Obama.

  • Happy Halloween: Pay Curbs Are a Trick on The Taxpayer, Not a Treat – Marshall Auerback

    It’s not pay, it’s TBTF

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