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Denationalize Housing Finance is a slogan I could get behind. The essay, by David Oedel and Ed Pinto, is timely and important.

An update on the sovereign debt crisis in Europe. I know that the Senate and the mainstream media would be shocked to hear me say this, but what is going in Greece and elsewhere could turn out to be more significant than the Goldman ABACUS deal.

Nature, Nurture, and Noise. Makes the point that traits can be innate without being strictly genetic.

Hard Problems in the Social Sciences. I like what Nick Bostrom did.


challenged the academic community to identify the biggest fallacies that are accepted as common knowledge today, and highlighted past misconceptions that were once universally believed

The whole thing makes for stimulating reading. Mark Thoma, who recommended this, also recommends following the link to the online continuation of the discussion (but I have not done that).


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Prakhar Goel writes:

"Denationalize Housing Finance": So could I but we live is a democracy and that slogan is more than 3 syllables. It's an automatic non-starter.

R. Pointer writes:

Simon Johnson calls today's moves in the Euro Sovereign debt market a 'panic' but with good reason.

I have a feeling Johnson is correct about what the Bankers are going to be doing sometime soon. Like Khruschev at the U.N., they will be pounding their shoes on the table and asking for more bailouts.

Thanks Mr. President for getting healthcare passed while the world descended into chaos once again. TARP is going to look like a drop in the bucket after all this business is done. How quickly Washington turned its head when things looked calm. It's like a horror movie where the characters act dumb but the viewers know that the monster is going to rip their head off just around the corner. Man it just gets me in a rage.

Joey Donuts writes:

I like the bumper sticker

"Honk if you're paying my mortgage."

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