By Felix Salmon
November 25, 2009
Across the Curve

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Why You Should Support The Lynch Amendment: Don’t let banks own more than 20% of derivatives exchanges! — Rortybomb

A very sad day for the financial blogosphere: the invaluable John Jansen is giving up his blog to move to the sell side — Across the Curve

Hedge fund prospectus says its “Directors will not receive, open, or deal directly with mail addressed to the Fund” — Risk Without Reward

Don’t forget! $50 feeds 8 tomorrow — Robin Hood

The real connection between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Palin — Sorensen

Debunking the paradox of choice — FT

Pareene unloads on Lou Dobbs. Totally deserved — Gawker

The behavioral economics of Thanksgiving — Bloggingheads

Claims of Thanksgiving Excess Fueled by Feast of Fuzzy Data — WSJ

Greatest Fox News pie chart ever — Fox


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Felix,Thank you very much for all of your kind words and for your support at the beginning.JJJ

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Dobbs’ statements about the number of illegal immigrants in the US are correct. If anything, he’s underestimating. It’s much, much higher than the miraculously unchanging “12 million” figure, which was reached back in the early 80′s. (My 1980 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records gives a figure of 10 million in the year of its publication.)The arguments for the accepted figure pretty much all boil down to “everyone responsible is quoting it, so it must be true.” Yeah, I read it in the papers and saw it on TV, so there it is. Absolute stupidity.

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