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John Bird and John Fortune are Back!

Happy weekend to you all.

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Executives’ Heads on a Pike

Fortune’s Roger Parloff can paint quite a picture: An angry mob of investors and taxpayers is assembling, and they want to see some executives’ heads on pikes. Astonishingly, this photo just came in from the wonderful David Sunstrum. The angry … Continue reading

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Josh Giersch has a wonderful financial devil’s dictionary up today. Here are some of my favorites: Correction What stock analysts issue after slapping a "buy" recommendation on a stock that subsequently goes to zero. Credit default swap A financial instrument … Continue reading

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Financial One-Liner of the Day

The comfort you get from a triple-A rating is like the comfort you get from locking three car doors. (Thanks to CaptainJJack for the inspiration)

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Video of the Day: Bleed the World

Pure genius. Especially the Bono bit.

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Flow Chart of the Day

Zubin’s flow chart of the Palin Economy: As Zubin says, Not only will the bailout help us with the overall economy, but we’ll also improve health care, jobs, trade, the budget, AND the tax system. And one other thing, too: … Continue reading

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Financial One-Liner of the Day

As shared with David Altig: "The problem with financial institution balance sheets is that on the left hand side nothing is right and on the right hand side nothing is left."

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Picture of the Day

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Photo of the Day

From the Wall Street Sweetheart:

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Call to (Broken) Arms of the Day

Jokes are far from unheard-of in academic papers, but an entire series of belly laughs is rare indeed. Run don’t walk to Hazardous Journey, the full title of which is "Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to … Continue reading

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