Category Archives: remainders

Extra Credit, Monday Edition

Why size matters: Steve Waldman is a fan of banks getting smaller. In Market Cap, Google Now Bigger Than GE The Taiwanese war against tax evasion: Clever. The Government Crackdown on Peer-to-Peer Lending: I think it should be regulated by … Continue reading

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Extra Credit, Sunday Edition

My Manhattan Project: The first-person story of Mike Osinski, whose software fuelled the mortgage-securitization boom. TR thoughts on ticket re-sellers / scalping: Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails explains the economics of concert tickets. Huffington Post launches journalism venture: Arianna … Continue reading

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Extra Credit, Tuesday Edition

Automakers Seek $14 Billion More in Aid: And will surely seek more still, in a couple more months, if they get this now. Bill Moyers interviews Simon Johnson: Video here. Investors caught as regulators swoop on Stanford: The game was … Continue reading

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Extra Credit, Monday Edition

Wristcutters: An Economic Story: My Bloggingheads diavlog with Jesse Eisinger. Saving Federal Arts Funds: Selling Culture as an Economic Force: The Senate voted against it, but $50 million in extra arts funding did make it into the final stimulus bill. … Continue reading

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Extra Credit, Sunday Edition

GM to Offer Two Choices: Bankruptcy or More Aid: And if it gets the "more aid", it’ll surely be back for yet more later. This risks becoming the bottomless bailout. Do Androids Dream of Apple-Blackberry Crumble? The demise of the … Continue reading

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Extra Credit, Friday Edition

Under One Stress Test, Big Banks Look Anemic: If the government’s stress test is anything like Creditsights’s stress test, then Wells Fargo will need another $119 billion; BofA, $99 billion; JPMorgan, $124 billion; Citi, $101 billion; Goldman Sachs, $47 billion; … Continue reading

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Extra Credit, Thursday Edition

Confessions of a Reluctant Whistleblower, Or how the Blogosphere took on Stanford: Alex Dalmady blogs! Lots of interesting inside-media tidbits, too, if you like that kind of thing. Half of all CDOs of ABS failed: Looks like the markets were … Continue reading

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Extra Credit, Wednesday Edition

Dalmady to Stanford International Bank: Show Me The Money! Alex Dalmady comes right out and says that the $8 billion doesn’t exist. Right now, I’m inclined to agree with him: I asked the Stanford spokesman this afternoon if he was … Continue reading

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Extra Credit, Tuesday Edition

Starting Public-Sector Jobs With Parting Gifts in Hand: Tim Geithner is getting about $500k from the New York Fed; Mary Schapiro is getting $7.2 million from Finra. Disfarmer — The Puppet Version: Richard Lacayo says that bunraku-puppet photographer-bioplays with live … Continue reading

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Extra Credit, Monday Edition

The case for bonuses: "The answer is the one given by the Tory leader David Cameron today, which is that if taxpayers hadn’t rescued those banks then those employees wouldn’t have jobs, let alone bonuses." CNBC vs. Barrons: The Complete … Continue reading

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