10 Friday AM Reads

Some intriguing reads to start your end of week work day:

• ‘Do equity price drops foreshadow recessions? (Vox) see also Bernanke Lacks Tools to Prevent Double Dip, Stiglitz Says (Bloomberg)
More proof of the stupidity of Corn Ethanol: ‘Serious’ Error Found in Carbon Savings for Biofuels (NYT)
• Policy Makers May Just Be Positioning for a Greek Default (Marketbeat) see also Europe should not count too much on Chinese cash (FT.com)
• BofA Keeps Countrywide Bankruptcy as Option (Bloomberg) see also Norris: Where Banks Proliferate, So Do Rules (NYT)
• Dylan Ratigan’s Howard Beale Moment (The Atlantic)
• UBS Trader Gets No Miracle as Loss Leads to Arrest (Bloomberg) see also Delta One Desks Are Big Moneymakers (Dealbook)
• Crowdfunding, and Congressional Testimony (boingboing)
• Hillary Clinton Rise as Most Popular Politician Prompting Buyers’ Remorse (Bloomberg) see also What if the Secret to Success Is Failure? (NYT)
• The Shame of College Sports (The Atlantic)
• How to Improve Your Life with Story Editing (Scientific American)

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