Late links, September 11

By Felix Salmon
September 11, 2009
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David Einhorn is short both Moody’s and McGraw-Hill, S&P’s parent. NB Buffett is selling down his Moody’s stake. (Market Folly)

Pictures of the amazing Wells Fargo party house (Clusterstock, ibid )

“By trying to help dolphins, groups like Greenpeace caused one of the worst marine ecological disasters of all time.” (Southern Fried Science)

The Kroll-Stanford connection (Goldstein)

No primetime reservations for civilians at Minetta Tavern: “I’m sorry to say that’s the new policy, sir.” (Eater)

Alterman on why big media matters. Has Harvard been captured by Big Pharma? (The Nation)

What business journalists can learn from Sesame Street. (CJR)

This Spotify messaging makes no sense: How is a US “freemium” service different than what’s in Europe? (WSJ Blogs)

Charles Komanoff presents his Balanced Transportation Analyzer (NNYN)

Well done, Gordon, and well said. (Downing Street)


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I’m fine with Wells Fargo partying before selling the house. Luck and wealth are more indistinguishable than rich ocean-front folk like to think. That the merely “lucky” Wells executives got a turn at the beach … how “unfair.”

Hey Felix just wanted to say thanks for the link. Have a great weekend.


Southern Fried Science?

Thanks for the link, Felix!

Yes, Southern Fried Science, flippant. My co-writer and I are both scientists that live in the South.

Felix, thanks for the pointer to the Sesame Street show. If you haven’t already, I hope you do take the time to watch it. (You can stream the whole thing at  ) I work at a major financial institution, and I think everyone in finance, and in the “high-powered” world in general, ought to watch this show, to get a sense of what the recession actually means. I enjoy geeking out about the ins and outs of high finance, but this show was one of the best pieces of reporting I’ve yet seen on the recession.

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