Counterparties

By Felix Salmon
July 20, 2010
Center for Financial Inclusion

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Mexican savings accounts have negative real interest rates. Affordable!– Center for Financial Inclusion

Rich Blake has an entertaining rant about Randall Lane and Trader Monthly — HedgeWorld

Ben Stein: “People who have been laid off and cannot find work are generally people with poor work habits and poor personalities” — American Spectator

John Cassidy translates Larry Summers into something approaching English — New Yorker

Dan Wineman on restaurant websites — Venomous Porridge

Dear Pinot Noir: I’m writing to tell you that I’m breaking up with you — The Gray Market Report

Iceland: CFR vs Krugman — CFR

Amazon.com customers now purchase more Kindle books than hardcover books — surely thanks to the iPad — CNet

What Sharon Waxman and I have in common — Fishbowl NY

ETFs that no one should ever touch: “Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Exchange Traded Notes” — BusinessWeek

Bloomberg’s interns (Last names: Tisch, Blankfein) — NYT

“We’re Apple. We don’t wear suits. We don’t even own suits.” — Wired, via ZDNet

Do I need to know about Tea Party Express vs Tea Party Patriots vs National Tea Party Federation? Please say no — The Atlantic

Cato on “Top Secret America” — lots of good links and analysis — Cato

A Farewell to Scienceblogs: the Changing Science Blogging Ecosystem — Scienceblogs

LCH.Clearnet clears record number of interest rate swaps ($224.6 trillion) in Q2 — Reuters

Is now a great opportunity for BP to try another top kill? James Cameron (yes, that James Cameron) thinks so — NYT

Mail Online has its own dedicated newsroom and >40m uniques — Guardian

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