Counterparties

By Felix Salmon
August 31, 2010
Kedrosky

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An Impressive New Feature Makes Gmail’s Inbox Smarter — GigaOm

Wherein a billionaire does enormous real-estate deals without having a clue what he’s doing — Curbed

Susanne Craig leaving WSJ for the NYT — CJR

My lesson from reading Amy Wallace on libel suits: make sure that, unlike Simon Singh, you’re US-based — Reporting on Health

The number of vacant houses in the U.S. is now roughly 2x the entire Canadian housing stock — Kedrosky

Very excited about the MFAA’s upcoming El Anatsui show, in its shiny new space — MFAA

For the first time since at least 1997, less than 29% of stock ratings worldwide are “buys” — Bloomberg

“The majority of students committed to earlier deadlines, resulting in higher grades” — Ariely

The “efficient relationship paradox”: a company’s current customers experience its worst service — TNY

55% employees say workers wearing casual attire are more productive. But 64% say managers should dress up — Plan Sponsor

Federal Taxation of Labour Income in Canada is Regressive: A truly excellent blog post — Worthwhile Canadian Initiative

A Question for the Kansas City Fed — Economist’s View

“One-bedrooms, which measure about 1,000 square feet, will cost $10,000 a month” — NYT

44% would pick being richer, 21% thinner, 14% smarter, 12% younger. 9% would stay the same — NYP

I haven’t laughed so much reading a blog entry in ages — Language Log

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Only problem with the CDN federal income tax piece is it’s littered with mistakes… and that he counts insurance premiums as taxes. It also doesn’t take into account the non-refundable tax credit that we all get… that 6.2k will have a much bigger effect on the 10k-43k brackets than it will the 43k-87k. So, fun to see the numbers run but it’s an incomplete story and somewhat misleading… if anything it shows that middle class get a little break.

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Only problem with the CDN federal income tax piece is it’s littered with mistakes… and that he counts insurance premiums as taxes. It also doesn’t take into account the non-refundable tax credit that we all get… that 6.2k will have a much bigger effect on the 10k-43k brackets than it will the 43k-87k. So, fun to see the numbers run but it’s an incomplete story and somewhat misleading… if anything it shows that middle class get a little break.

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oops, sorry for the double post

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