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Before he goes, we wanted to remind you all what weâ€™re losing. For starters, the person who wrote headlines like â€ś950 shades of greyâ€ť, â€śMOOC ado about nothingâ€ť, â€śAging bullâ€ť, â€śMadvillainyâ€ť, â€śBeef Rogoffâ€ť, Â â€śWhere synergies go to dieâ€ť, and â€śOur sweet creamy center cannot holdâ€ť.
Heâ€™s great at the hard art of writing short. â€śThe world is near â€ś#PeakChildâ€ť… perhaps historyâ€™s worst hashtag.â€ť â€śSo where does Dell go from here? One word: solutions.â€ť â€śItâ€™s a good time to go short political legitimacy.â€ťÂ â€śHereâ€™s what we know about the housing market: You need some place to live and you have increasingly crappy options.â€ť â€śInfrastructure: you never really appreciate it until it breaks down.â€ť â€śNever let another countryâ€™s debt crisis go to waste.â€ť
Wonderfully observant and funny: â€śThe decision to turn down billions has also become an existential rumination on the Solemn Creed of the Noble Order of Tech Entrepreneur.â€ť â€śThatâ€™s a haiku by European Council president â€” and sometime poet â€” Herman Achille Van Rompuy.â€ť â€śJim Kim is also, arguably, a triple-threat (rapping, dancing, singing).â€ť â€śThe leaders of the G20 met in Washington today; their official communique was sent out, like any grand pronouncement, as a Word document posted on a Russian website.â€ť â€śThe ur-text of the international austerity movement may have a few damning errors in it â€” including, it seems, some silly Excel mistakes.â€ť
An only semi-closeted media critic: â€śNothing amplifies like the Internet.â€ť â€śFinancial journalists have a favorite game: guessing when the Fed will step in and juice the markets.â€ť â€śThe Fed could do nothing, or it could try to repeat what itâ€™s already done, while remaining vigilant, if things get worse. Reportedly.â€ť
Who would rather write about policy and people: â€śLetâ€™s be happy that itâ€™s not getting harder to climb up Americaâ€™s economic ladder; letâ€™s be sad that itâ€™s not getting easier.â€ť â€śThe rent neednâ€™t be too damn high, even in financial and cultural capitals like New York City.â€ť â€śSlowing growth would be the main worry in Chinaâ€™s economy â€” if only it werenâ€™t for the more worrisome growth of credit.â€ť â€śOne in every seven Americans will be affected by the first across-the-board cut in the history of Americaâ€™s food stamp program. So… Happy Friday!â€ť â€śThe Old People are coming â€“ and they wonâ€™t stop until they take up an increasingly large portion of Americaâ€™s economic resources.â€ť â€śThank God US fiscal policy is going to help out. Ohâ€¦ wait.â€ť
He developed a proprietary 4-step pattern to assess Euro crisis flare-ups. Counterparties is still working to monetize that thought-leading insight. He asks the deep, evergreen questions, such as â€śIs Newsweek real?â€ť
Journalism 3.0 is already behind him: â€śQuality matters. How refreshing.â€ť By which he means you should â€śabsolutely readâ€ť Huffington Post Divorce. In hindsight, his prescience was remarkable: â€śitâ€™s not surprising that a lumbering, oversizedÂ multinational corporation failed on the innovation front.â€ť
And, he created the greatest topic tag in the history of the financial blogosphere: MF Doom.
See you later, Ryan. As you once wrote, â€śMay your holidays be happy, your right tails fat, and your billionaires whimsical!â€ť – Ben Walsh
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