Counterparties Edited by Felix Salmon & Ryan McCarthy
What is Counterparties?
Obama's BFF ("best friend in finance") has unenviable task of calmly defending him to Wall Street
Blueberry farmer likes the Koch brothers or whoever they are
"The patent bill looks like a scorecard tallying points for powerful corporations"
Voters that ask for change aren't likely to get it
What happened to Obama's passion
Why Obama's jobs speech "will achieve nothing"
Romney: I have a 59-point jobs plan
Economists call Romney's economic growth projections "a stretch"
The GOP's master plan to defeat Obama by gerrymandering the electoral college
11 hrs ago
"The precariat: insecure, unorganised, taking on too much work for fear of famine, or frighteningly underemployed"
11 hrs ago
And yet, North Carolina likely hurt people when it cut unemployment benefits
11 hrs ago
It's unclear that cutting unemployment benefits in North Carolina cut unemployment
Barack Obama, market timer in chief
So Hot Right Now
"In a data-chic world, a chief economist is the new marketing must-have"
When bad journalism becomes a joke: the origin of "whoa, if true"
Sovereign Debt Problems
Why Argentina's credit spreads are going down while the probability of default is going up
The Coconut Water Wars: "Attempts at psychological point-scoring that could charitably be described as sophomoric"
Your Daily Outrage
A company loans money to U.S. soldiers and then sues them by the thousands
Paul Ryan's plan would increase poverty and cut funding for anti-poverty programs
Welfare reform "cut spending by cutting the rolls." Do we want to do the same thing to food stamps?
Remember: super-yacht buyers are job creators
Mildly Plausible Theories
Cynk didn't fall 100% because too many people thought it would fall 100%
You don't love language if you love to police it
"The NFL's true attitude toward women has never been quite so apparent as it is now."
The NFL made a bad business decision when it decided to go easy on domestic violence
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