Wednesday Reads

Damn, it is hot in NYC today. Well, the good news is I am off to Maine tomorrow, where it is usually a delightful 75 this time of year. Before I depart, I wanted to leave you with one final linkfest for the week.

These are the items I found interesting, informative, or just plain amusing today:

• N.Y. Fed May Require Banks to Buy Back Faulty Mortgages, Assets (Bloomberg)

• How Canada’s Dollar Got Ahead, and Left America Behind (Esquire)

• A Journal RE two-fer:
. . . . . -For Home Builders, Reality Looms in Results (WSJ)
. . . . . -Foreclosed On—By the U.S. (WSJ)

• Nassim Taleb goes postal on Alan Blinder: The Regulator Franchise, or the Alan Blinder Problem (HuffPo)

• Consumers Saving More Than Thought (NYT)

• Five Myths About the Bush Tax Cuts (Brookings)

• My favorite email today: Ritholtz puts a beat down on Harvard Professor Ed Glaesar; there were no survivors.

Not dinosaurs! Tracing Oil Reserves to Their Tiny Origins (Science Times)

• The Art of Printing Secrets (Slate)

Headline of the day: Monkeys hate flying squirrels, report monkey-annoyance experts (Christian Science Monitor)

What are you reading?

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