Monthly Archives: May 2011

“Reportedly”, i.e. “Not”

Couldn’t quite find a way to fit this into Twitter… From NewstalkZB and dutifully copied verbatim by the NZ Herald: Australian tennis great Ken Rosewall is reportedly in a fight for his life after being admitted to the stroke unit … Continue reading

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Making Up The News

Few things annoy me as much as when the news media engage in speculation about the motives behind things people do and say with minimal substantive basis on which to do so. Two examples have emerged in the last few … Continue reading

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More on Krugman and Bonds

I commented a few days ago on Paul Krugman’s views about the current state of the bond market and mentioned the fact that Pimco has sold all of it’s US government debt, while the Federal Reserve is the largest buyer … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance

Today in – The couple issued a joint statement Monday saying they are already living apart… In their statement, the couple said they plan to raise their four children together. From Wikipedia: Cognitive dissonance is an uncomfortable feeling caused … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman on the Bond Market

In his latest op-ed in the NY Times, Paul Krugman makes some worthwhile comments about the seriousness of persistent unemployment. However I was struck by this claim – And, for what it’s worth, actual investors — people putting real money … Continue reading

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