By Felix Salmon
May 17, 2011

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BHL+DSK=BFF — TDB (original)

Confidential Federal Audits Accuse Five Biggest Mortgage Firms Of Defrauding Taxpayers — HuffPo

“Music for Dieter Rams” is a new album made entirely from the sounds of a Braun AB-30 alarm clock — Bandcamp

DSK gets the Taiwanese animation treatment — YouTube

I need to get out of the office and into a coffee shop — Atlantic

“The defendant engaged in oral sexual conduct and anal sexual conduct by forcible compulsion” — TBI

Is Portfolio Theory Harming Your Portfolio? — SSRN

As US Reaches Debt Limit, Geithner Implements Additional Extraordinary Measures — Treasury


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I didn’t know you could put stream of consciousness polemics on SSRN

Posted by Stevensaysyes | Report as abusive

Oh, surprise, surprise, Levy, self professed ‘philosopher to the World’ and defender of Polanski thinks his friend of 20 years should not be paraded like a criminal for such a teeny weenie crime as assaulting a mere female…

I love this quote from Levy… after having said he should be presumed innocent until proven guilty …adds this…

“I do not know—but, on the other hand, it would be nice to know, and without delay—how a chambermaid could have walked in alone, contrary to the habitual practice of most of New York’s grand hotels of sending a ‘cleaning brigade’ of two people, into the room of one of the most closely watched figures on the planet.”

So she was foolish to have gone in alone? He had the right to try to seduce her as she was alone? Blame the victim?

“hold it against all those who complacently accept the account of this other young woman, this one French, who pretends to have been the victim of the same kind of attempted rape, who has shut up for eight years but, sensing the golden opportunity, whips out her old dossier and comes to flog it on television.”

Ah yes, even though she did try to use the press, she was denied. Let blame her as well, as she “pretends” …”this one French.”

frigging hypocrite… ri-levy/on-the-polanski-affair_b_310397. html

Posted by hsvkitty | Report as abusive

I agree with some part of Vincent’s paper, but other parts are overstated. Naive application of portfolio theory is of course naive. Few people actually use mean-variance optimization to create portfolios. Those that do, usually know what they’re doing and the assumptions that go into it. There’s a huge literature on trying to correct its short-comings.

Posted by jmh530 | Report as abusive

And nothing gets the ‘fiscal’ conservatives to raise the debt ceiling like a letter from treasury… hey, maybe they can define fiscal for the media!

Bad language aside, George Carlin was right. We aren’t in the club. 2Q&feature=related

Posted by hsvkitty | Report as abusive

BHL on DSK: In which a hyphenated-first-name-bearing philosopher inveighs against those he perceives to be unjustly vilifying his hyphenated-last-name-bearing economist friend; a veritably *double-barreled* invective.

Posted by TriffinParadox | Report as abusive