A new home for Counterparties

By Felix Salmon
June 19, 2013

There are some of you, I know, who don’t subscribe to the Counterparties email newsletter, and read it instead on this blog. That’s OK, I don’t hold it against you. But we’ve moved the newsletter off this blog now: Counterparties now has its own blog, to complement the website. The blog features the newsletter, every day; the main Counterparties website is still updated continually over the course of the day.

If you go there, you’ll sometimes find juicy extras: today, for instance, alongside Ben Walsh’s letter on the subject of the Fed decision, you’ll also find Shane Ferro’s excellent explainer on oil-price fixing. Do check it out!


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permanent feeds to this blog, such as the economics roundtable, will not take us there…

Posted by rjs0 | Report as abusive

what’s the rss feed for the new blog?

Posted by Esguitos | Report as abusive

dunno, seems complicated. I read your blog regularly and through it check out the links as well, however i’ve visited counterparties several times and just never really liked it. businessinsider seems a much better way to catch up on the trending news…

Posted by arbywabd | Report as abusive


Previously – one click to view the whole blog and skim the counterparties links.

Now – two separate tabs to open. And no mixing of content…all Felix, or all links.

I’ll still read, of course. But my User Experience is significantly poorer…

Posted by PaddyFletcher | Report as abusive

And What happens to the thousands of small business that collectively employ the majority of Americans and already run at thin 5%-10% net profit margins but make up the vast majority of service providers in our economy? Much of their cost is labor. Many small businesses out there that provide necessary services (i.e. Heating & Air Companies, Plumbing Companies, and other small service businesses)have narrow profit margins as it is. Imagine what it would do to their overall costs and margins if they had to pay all employees $15/hour. They would go out of business, and there would be no one left to pay the higher wages. This idea, while it sounds great theoretically, is ludicrous.

Posted by CasualEconomist | Report as abusive