Counterparties Edited by Felix Salmon & Ryan McCarthy
What is Counterparties?
Lessons in lobster pricing
"A Conspiracy of Hogs: The McRib as Arbitrage"
The Morning News:
November 9, 2011: Morning
NYC taxicab medallions sell for $1 million, outperform the S&P, gold
Are people paying $1 mil for a taxi medallion because being a cab driver is a great job, or b/c there's a bubble? http://t.co/SlIcDPWA
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?
Remeber: 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
Ace Greenberg, the paper clip conservationist who oversaw the rise and collapse of Bear Stearns, dies at 86
People are corporations, too (sort of)
"For the first time, acquisitions are more appealing than I.P.O.s."
Half of America’s obese youth don’t know they’re obese
The relationship between CEO pay and stock price is pretty much random
A history of autocorrect
The Chinese government may lift restrictions on property purchases
The more you know
Hong Kong is the ideal city for a spy
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