By Felix Salmon
October 5, 2009

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Did you know the pata negra iberico pig originated in the US? — Feedbag

Olivia Judson with a good short explanation of what’s happening to Simon Singh in the UK — NYT

A long piece on the new Damien Hirst, by Sarah Thornton — Times

Hope, donated by lobbyists. Frank Rich is on form this week. — NYT

Why housing derivatives will never take off: you can’t delta-hedge them. — Rortybomb

The high dollar price of being gay — NYT

Shouldn’t the “extensive newsroom dialogue” on WaPo Twitter guidelines come before their publication, rather than after? — WaPo

NYT ‘obtains’ 248-pg report on bloody Afghanistan battle- & then doesn’t post it or explain why not — NYT

I had good fun on BNN Friday. The DC studio is definitely nicer than the Nasdaq studios in Times Square. — BNN

Evening Standard to be free paper — BBC


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Did you do that bit for BNN with your webcam and a green sheet behind you? The CTV Studio is here, isn’t it?

2000 M St NW

Not on the other side of Lafayette Park as the shot in the video would imply.

Green screen yes. Webcam no. That camera was *expensive*, I tell you!

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Really good article at ice-Up-Dollar-Down-Does-it-Really-Matter that discusses the Fed’s role in creating many of the monetary problems in our country, and how the gold price and gold mining companies should continue to benefit from the Fed’s money printing efforts to avoid deflation. There are numerous unintended consequences of the Fed’s unprecedented actions that have the potential to cause even further damage to paper currencies.

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