Counterparty of last resort? Yes, but: Steve Waldman on the Bear rescue.
Bush, Vote Buying and the 2004 Elections: Zubin finds another important paper.
Apfel hat Logistikproblem! (probably): "T-Mobile cut the price [of an iPhone] to 99 Euros with the top rate monthly contract of EUR89/month, and the handset goes up in price by EUR50 for every tariff plan below that." The iPhone is cheap in Europe!