Saturday, November 14, 2009
Zisler: What Causes Bubbles and Crashes, and What Can We Do to Prevent Them?
From Zisler Associates, included in a recent report on the state's finances issued by the California State Controller's Office:
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Mr. Swashbuckling Capitalist
via Washington Post
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Is this the real price?
SING TO THE TUNE OF 'BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY' BY QUEEN
Is this the real price?
Is this just fantasy?
No escape from reality
Open your eyes
And look at your buys and see.
I'm now a poor boy (poor boy)
Because I bought it high, watched it blow
Rating high, value low
Any way the Fed goes
Doesn't really matter to me, to me
Mama - just killed my fund
Quoted CDO's instead
Pulled the trigger, now it's dead
Mama - I had just begun
These CDO's have blown it all away
Mama - oooh-hoo-ooo
I still wanna buy
I sometimes wish I'd never left Goldman at all.
I see a little silhouette of a Fed
Bernanke! Bernanke! Can you save the whole market?
Monolines and munis - very very frightening me!
Super senior, super senior
Super senior CDO - magnifico
I'm long of subprime, nobody loves me
He's long of subprime CDO fantasy
Spare the margin call you monstrous PB!
Easy come easy go, will you let me go?
Peloton! No - we will not let you go - let him go
Peloton! We will not let you go
let him go
Peloton! We will not let you go - let me go
Will not let you go
let me go (never) Never let you go - let me go Never let me go – ooo
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, -
Oh mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go S&P had the devil put aside
For me, for me, for me
So you think you can fund me and spit in my eye?
And then margin call me and leave me to die Oh PB - can't do this to me
Just gotta get out - just gotta get right outta here
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
No price really matters
Nothing really matters - no price really matters to me
Any way the Fed goes.....
Penned by a Bear Stearns (BSC) guy.
Comedy Central on The Economy
The Daily Show on Bear Stearns:
Stephan Colbert on the Economy:
Aasif Mandvi reports on the Bear Stearns bailout while experiencing gravitational altitude correction:
I talked to guy about 300 feet ago . . .
Monday, February 25, 2008
What's Up With Tom Ford?
Surprisingly explicit print ads from fashion designer Tom Ford:
click for full story on each
Tom Fords A Valley
What A Dildo: Designer Tom Ford's Phallic Fragrance
Through advertising, Tom Ford continues to inform heterosexual men that he doesn't want them buying his products.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
click for larger graphic
Graphic courtesy of NYT
Kosovo - Key events
Kosovo's Final Status: A Key to Stability and Prosperity in the Balkans http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/rb/c13099.htm
Kosovo Declares Its Independence From Serbia
NYT, February 18, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
A Chinese fish farmer with some of his catfish, bred on the outskirts of Hangzhou. The fish farmers are said to have turned to illegal veterinary drugs to keep fish alive in contaminated ponds.
China Says Its Seafood Is Now Safer and Better
NYT, January 18, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
The End of the World/We Will Rock You
The End of the World
We Will Rock You