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Rana Foroohar’s “Makers and Takers”

Paleo Retiree writes: This is a terrific journalistic account of how our economy and our financial life have come to their current awful states. (Full disclosure: I knew the author a wee bit back in my magazine days, and I liked and respected her.) Foroohar’s book … Continue reading

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Books Journal: “Too Big to Fail”

Paleo Retiree writes: With “Too Big to Fail,” New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin was obviously inspired by “Barbarians at the Gates,” Burroughs and Helyar’s tale of 1980s financial misbehavior, as well as (perhaps) by the Washington D.C.-based novels of David … Continue reading

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Should Bankers Be Trusted to Create Money?

Paleo Retiree writes: UK-specific but a nice intro to the Monetary Reform point of view on our current financial travails. Related I wrote some postings — here, here and here — about my own attempts to make sense of the … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Head-line Du Jour. One of the better ways to deal with our out-of-control lords and masters is to ridicule and tease them, IMHO. Alex Beam shows how. Renegade publisher Chip Smith delivers a great q&a with the … Continue reading

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Financial Ramblings

Paleo Retiree writes: The alternative-currencies meme has acquired a lot of momentum recently. Here’s Max Keiser on Bitcoin and more: Some other fun and alarming finance-insanity links: In Cyprus: “The [Bank of Cyprus] will be owned largely by individuals and … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: An excellent intro by architect Christine Franck to a great American artform: the Shingle Style. Why should taxpayers be subsidizing our biggest banks?  Meet Roberta Pedon, unbelievably busty hippie-chick pinup star of the ’70s. What’s become of … Continue reading

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Simon Dixon on Banking

Paleo Retiree writes: I don’t know about Simon Dixon’s proposed solutions to our banking problems, but his analyses and descriptions of how things work and what’s wrong with them strike me as awfully helpful. Related, related, related.

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