10 Friday AM Reads

My morning reads:

• Why Have Global Macro Hedge Funds Underperformed? (Pragmatic Capitalism) see also High-Frequency Trading and High Returns (The Baseline Scenario)
• Complaints Aside, Most Face Lower Tax Burden Than in 1980 (NYT)
• That 3-to-1 spending/taxes deal GOP rejected last year? Its looking pretty sweet versus 4-to-3 deal now on table (Politico) see also Republicans Reject Obama Budget as He Sells It to Public (Bloomberg)
• Should financial products be given Censor-like ratings for movies? – A,UA, U etc. (Mostly Economics)
• Watch what they do: CEOs actually fear higher taxes more than a recession (BreakingViews) see also A Pension Deficit Disorder: The Massive CEO Retirement Funds and Underfunded Worker Pensions at Firms Pushing Social Security Cuts (IPS)
• Is stock-picking just another hobby for men? (Reuters)
• China’s Oil Quest Comes to Iraq (The Diplomat) see also China Moves Forward in Opening Gold Market (MarketBeat)
• Happiness Policy (Boston Review)
• Polar Ice Sheets Melt Faster (WSJ) see also 60-Million-Year Debate on Grand Canyon’s Age (NYT)
• The Father of Fractals (WSJ)

What are you reading?


Investors Warm to Spanish, Italian Debt

Source: WSJ

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