10 Thursday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads:

• CFPB releases new mortgage rules in bid to reduce risky lending (Washington Post) see also U.S. Consumer Watchdog to Issue Mortgage Rules (NYT)
• AIG: The Top 5 Moments of Mind-Melting Chutzpah (Minyanville)
• Are There Really No Good Job Applicants Out There? (Economix) see also The Jobs With the Highest and Lowest Unemployment Rates in the U.S. (The Atlantic)
• The politicisation (or not) of central banks (FT.com)
• Why You Can’t Buy a New Car Online (Mother Jones)
• The Placebo Phenomenon (Harvard Magazine)
• Beware of fancy infographics–spammers may be lurking behind them (IT World)
• Health Care and Profits, a Poor Mix (NYT) see also Social Security/Medicare vs Corporate Welfare (ataxingmatter)
• 2012 World Press Photo (World Press Photo)
• The Hundred Best Lists of All Time (Shouts and Murmurs)

What are you reading?


Button-Down Central Bank Bets It All   

Source:  WSJ


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