By Felix Salmon
October 22, 2009
Federal Reserve

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The Fed’s pay proposals are out: a whole lot of nothing? — Federal Reserve

What happens when you pay traders too much: their performance drops off. — Reuters

The Center for Plain Language 2009 symposium is next week. Shame I can’t make it, I’d love to go. — CPL

NYC can buy Battery Park City for $1. Seems like a good idea to me. — NYT


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Center for Plain Language — wow those guys move fast. It was only two days ago I proposed “i-CHANGE” (The Center for Clear Honest Analysis with NO Gobbledeegook or Equivocation) hy-is-the-chamber-of-commerce-defending- big-banks/#comment-31356

(p.s. if you bump into Jaime “Felix” Caruana in Spain, please convey my apologies. He might even know what I’m talking about)

I remember back in the 1980s a NYC friend of mine described Battery Park City as a place where Wall Street types kept their mistresses. A short convenient distance to hustle over for a noon-time quickie.

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Lot of gold mining company earnings released in the past few days, good summary at .php. This is one of the best performing sectors this year, although they have definitely underperformed the past few weeks. But going forward I think the gold price will remain strong and benefit these companies because of the Fed’s easy monetary policies.

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