10 Tuesday PM Reads

Interesting day, to say the least. Here is my reading for the train ride home:

Fed paper: Chance of 2012 U.S. recession tops 50% (Reuters) see also The Federal Reserve’s Dual Mandate (Fed Chicago)
• The euro is dead. Long live the euro. (Market Watch)
• AIG Resists ‘Back-Door Bailout’ for Banks in Obama Mortgage-Refi Proposal (Bloomberg) see also Haldane says banks still too much of a black box (Reuters)
• Krugman vs Summers: The debate (Reuters)
• Global X Social Media ETF Goes Live (Index Universe)
• Ethically Challenged Congress Needs Law or Code Banning Insider Trading (Daily Beast) see also Spencer Bachus’ real sin isn’t insider trading (Salon)
• The Inefficiency of Local Food (Freakonomics)
• These May Be The Droids Farmers Are Looking For (Wired)
• Key To Long-Term Dominance? Marketing Fades, But Product Always Lasts (Fast CoDesign)
• Elizabeth Warren hit airwaves with first TV ad (Washington Post)

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