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Three on Greece

Thu, 3 Nov 2011, 12:00 AM (-06:00)

So what’s with Greece? Three data points that are refreshingly free of smoke. 1. Kevin Drum has a conversation on Greece and explains how this is not about fixing things but rather a struggle between Greece and its creditors over the huge loses from a train wreck that’s inevitably coming. 2.Yves Smith’s interprets Papandreou’s recent […]

The Bank Down the Street

Mon, 3 Oct 2011, 07:28 PM (-06:00)

1. Down on the Corner There’s a bank on the corner just down the street. It has a spacious lobby, lanes of drive-up tellers, a fancy building with tinted windows to resist the grueling heat of the summer. And its grounds are dying. The grass and the bushes and the trees around it are dying […]

Painting and Powder

Sun, 2 Oct 2011, 07:23 AM (-06:00)

1. Painting I helped when I could, but frankly that wasn’t very often. He did all the work—taping the drywall joints, applying layer after thin layer of mud, sanding and rubbing and checking the surface closely with his hands. He talked about his family—about his daughters, about his wife’s late night shifts at the drug […]

What Simon Said

Sat, 17 Jul 2010, 10:20 PM (-06:00)

There are very few people I pay attention to when it comes to discussions of financial reform and fixing the broken stuff.  At the top of the list are Simon Johnson and Elizabeth Warren. No surprise: neither is liked by the moneyed interests that dominate the policy apparatus in the White House and Department of […]

Financial Decisions Being Made

Fri, 2 Jul 2010, 09:50 PM (-06:00)

In an interview on the radio recently, that paragon of clear thinking Michele Bachmann, complaining about Obama’s attendance at the G-20 summit, said I can’t, we can’t necessarily trust the decisions that are being made financially in other countries. [Corley/ThinkProgress] Heck, I can’t, we can’t, you can’t necessarily trust the decisions that are being made […]