Counterparties Edited by Felix Salmon & Ryan McCarthy
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Basel regulators are forcing banks into repeating one behavior that led to the financial crisis
RT @A11_Seeing_Eye: Why New Basel Rules Won't Make Safer Banks: http://t.co/udBxMsum via @carney
Matthew C. Klein:
Nice analysis of Basel's biggest problem by @carney: http://t.co/jOVrdl8U
Very wonky and long post on the finalized Basel III liquidity coverage ratio. http://t.co/7v70Ftf7
How to think about the new Basel rules: http://t.co/7v70Ftf7 Good for banks, good for credit expansion. But risky.
A 2,800-employee factory in India produces nothing and no one can be fired
Volcker rule may be applied to foreign banks operating in U.S.
The huge ETF loophole that (almost) everyone missed (especially UBS)
Dimon is right, Basel is "anti-American" - and that's a good thing
CFTC backs down on position limits for big firms
A weakened Volcker Rule may not be able to stop rogue traders
So why did Europe extend the short-selling ban again?
Bankers, lobbyists and regulators freak out about the leaked Volcker memo
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"The precariat: insecure, unorganised, taking on too much work for fear of famine, or frighteningly underemployed"
46 mins ago
And yet, North Carolina likely hurt people when it cut unemployment benefits
49 mins ago
It's unclear that cutting unemployment benefits in North Carolina cut unemployment
5 hrs ago
Barack Obama, market timer in chief
So Hot Right Now
7 hrs ago
"In a data-chic world, a chief economist is the new marketing must-have"
7 hrs ago
When bad journalism becomes a joke: the origin of "whoa, if true"
Sovereign Debt Problems
8 hrs ago
Why Argentina's credit spreads are going down while the probability of default is going up
9 hrs ago
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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