Random Links XXVI

China, America’s Creditor:

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/print/200812/fallows-chinese-banker

http://blogs.cfr.org/setser/2008/12/04/china-is-starting-to-sound-like-a-normal-creditor-country/

CDS & Insurable Interest – Colloquy:

http://alephblog.com/2008/10/10/rethinking-insurable-interest/

http://derivativedribble.wordpress.com/2008/11/20/youre-trespassing-on-my-credit-event/

http://alephblog.com/2009/01/29/rethinking-insurable-interest-redux/

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aEmXJKZFyaMY&refer=home

More:  http://blogs.ft.com/maverecon/2009/03/should-you-be-able-to-sell-what-you-do-not-own/

Poverty & Financial Literacy:

http://www.economist.com/daily/diary/displayStory.cfm?story_id=12675257&source=hptextfeature

Populism & the Democratic Party:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-02-17/stop-the-democratic-suicide/full/

Beware the fury of the Jacksonians.

Financial Crisis Debated:

http://www.cato-unbound.org/2008/12/02/lawrence-h-white/what-really-happened/

http://www.cato-unbound.org/2008/12/08/j-bradford-delong/liquidity-default-risk/

http://worthwhile.typepad.com/worthwhile_canadian_initi/2008/12/liquidity-time-preference-and-brad-delong.html

Frannie Subprime:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/08/AR2008120803570_pf.html

Japan Savings Rate:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/3692255/Asian-trade-in-free-fall-as-exports-to-West-dry-up.html

http://www.businessweek.com/print/magazine/content/03_23/b3836159_mz035.htm?chan=mz

http://blogs.ft.com/wolfforum/2008/11/japans-monetary-authorities-must-act-more-aggressively/

Commodities Bubble:

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2008/12/questioning-commodities-super-cycle.html

Autoworker Pay:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/10/business/economy/10leonhardt.html

US & Japanese Financial Crises, Compare & Contrast:

http://www.economist.com/finance/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13110352

Hedging Explained:

http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/market-movers/2008/10/03/how-banks-hedge-counterparty-risk

Minneapolis Bridge Rebuilding & Deregulation:

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/01/the-first-lesson-from-the-bridge-collapse-rebuild/

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/transportation/4285220.html

http://www.hoover.org/publications/digest/2931046.html

http://www.reason.org/privatization/rebuilding_after_disaster_part3_regulating_for_recovery.shtml

Near Future Predictions, Pessimist’s Edition:

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/fortune/0812/gallery.market_gurus.fortune/index.html

Lehman Downfall:

http://money.cnn.com/2008/12/12/magazines/fortune/3days_full.fortune/

GM Bankruptcy Scenario:

http://www.thedeal.com/newsweekly/features/gm-in-bankruptcy.php

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2008/12/is-gm-bankruptcy-inevitable.html

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