By Felix Salmon
November 17, 2009

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Two weeks until Latin America’s first gay marriage! — Inca Kola

49 million Americans lack dependable access to adequate food, the largest number ever — Alea

Alloway sums up what we do and don’t know about those weird Goldman CDO structures — Alphaville

More tales of price-gouging by Verizon from Pogue — NYT

“Duh” news of the day: Study finds eating dark chocolate helps people deal with stress — Epicurious

James Kwak asks why on earth we’re allowing tax-loss carry-backs. It makes no sense! — Baseline Scenario

My contribution to a Newsweek listicle; unfortunately they’ve jumped onto the white-on-black bandwagon — Newsweek

CNN paid Lou Dobbs $8 million to quit — NYP

Newsweek tries to convince NYT that 50% ad drop isnt that bad — NYT

It’s good to be Elin McCoy, living the life sybaritic at the Villa D’Este — Bloomberg

Clay Shirky on ontology, circa 2005. Still very fresh — Shirky

Hedge funds aren’t too big to fail. Even in aggregate, they’ve proved systemically unimportant — Rivast

Lesbians are better parents — Times

Town’s ‘Diana style’ show of grief for dead albino rodent — Daily Mail

Must-read Pinker review of Gladwell and his “cherry-picked anecdotes, post-hoc sophistry and false dichotomies” — NYT


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Felix: You are your best when you focus on econ, business, finance, etc. In that arena you are insightful and original. We aren’t interested in your political views.

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As long as you’re pointing people to Pinker on Gladwell, maybe you could rethink linking to the epicurious linkbait, which is based on Nestle asking 30 people.

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