10 Thursday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads:

Why Things Fail: From Tires to Helicopter Blades, Everything Breaks Eventually (Wired)
• How China Became Capitalist (The American)
• Changing the Conventional Wisdom on Wall Street (Economix)
• Europe’s Recession (Dr.Ed’s Blog)
• Katrina’s Effect on Jobless Claims vs. Sandy (Avondale Asset Management) see also Hurricane Sandy’s huge size: freak of nature or climate change? (Dr. Jeff Masters’ WunderBlog)
• The Long Story of U.S. Debt, From 1790 to 2011, in 1 Little Chart (The Atlantic)
• 10 things 401(k) plans won’t tell you (MarketWatch)
• Is it game over for Grover Norquist? (Salon) see also Tax Reform Won’t Save the World (Bloomberg)
• Human intelligence ‘peaked thousands of years ago and we’ve been on an intellectual and emotional decline ever since’ (Independent)
• John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John Christmas Album Plunges Nation Into Double-Dip Recession (The Onion)

What are you reading?


Stocks Can’t Shake Their Funk

Source: WSJ

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