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Felix Salmon

Counterparties

By Felix Salmon
December 8, 2009

Jake takes me to task on houses-as-investments. I leave a brief reply in the comments — EconomPic

Krugman defends cap-and-trade — NYT

Let’s levy a windfall tax on Goldman Sachs! — NYT

Why is Deutsche Bank raising its ETF fees? — FT

Grant Achatz’s 37-course menu for Paul Liebrandt. I think I’d prefer three courses at Corton. — Alinea

This week’s New Yorker has a David Foster Wallace short story — TNY

Kathryn Tully on monetizing penguins — Metro

“One of the ladies was so large that she physically wouldn’t be able to exit the aircraft through the emergency exit” — NYP

Charting crisis books per month — Kedrosky

Google search results are now personalized by default. Danny Sullivan explains why this is a big deal — Search Engine Land

One of the single best explanations of the credit crisis — Headwaters

Kirsten Grind follows up on WaMu — Portfolio

Gold Can’t Beat Checking Accounts 30 Years After Peak — Bloomberg

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Dude. The new format is clean — I’ll give you that — but it’s also infuriating. I understand the desire to get full information on which posts people are reading off your front page and even maybe to offer post-specific advertising or other value-add, but:

a) Where is the ability to navigate between posts?

b) Have you considered the expand/shrink option exemplified by fivethirtyeight.com ?

c) When I’m looking at a specific post, your head and stripey shirt take up a disproportionate amount of screen space.

Posted by Anonymous | Report as abusive
 

Oh, and d) In your “Counterparties” posts the first link never works from the front page, so on this post, I can go to the NYT for Krugman’s take on cap-and-trade or the idea of slapping a windfall tax on GS, but not to EconomPic to read what Jake doesn’t like about your analysis.

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a) coming.
b) I would LOVE that, but unfortunately it’s not up to me.
c) sorry.
d) known issue, should be fixed soon.

 

On a related note, the NYP link isn’t complete. I like the new look in general though.

Posted by ajw | Report as abusive
 

Thanks, fixed.

 

Perhaps you could put some sort of filler in the first link position until the coders have time to get to that.

Posted by JonHocut | Report as abusive
 

Krugman is at it again…

I sure wish the media had studied science and engineering instead of beer pong in college. I’m not sure which is a bigger scandal, the climate-gate coverup or the coverup of the coverup by much of the media.

Why the media silence?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/12/u nderstanding_climategates_hid.html

This is huge!

If the mainstream media has come to this, perhaps it is good that they are falling into the dustbin of history while the bloggers take over.

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