Mid-Week Reads

Here are today’s favorite reads:

• How to Deflate a Gold Bubble (That Might Not Even Exist) (Deal Book)
• Nevada Wallops Bank of America With Sweeping Suit; Nationwide Foreclosure Settlement in Peril (Pro Publica) see also Bank of America Settlement Faces Growing Challenges (Deal Book) and Nevada Says Bank Broke Mortgage Settlement (NYT)
• SEC Lawyer Blew Whistle Before (WSJ)
• U.S. Household Incomes: A 42-Year Perspective (Advisor Perspectives)
• Bank Credit Default Swaps Reach Record High as Fed Boost Bets Evaporate (Bloomberg) see also Is Another Bank Bailout Brewing? (Market Watch)
• What Caused the Financial Crisis? Don’t Ask An Economist (Fiscal Times)
• Pessimism Rises Most Since 2007 on U.S. Stocks, Survey Shows (SF Gate)
Buffett redux:  Tax Me More, Europe’s Wealthy Say (NYT) see also Where Pay for Chiefs Outstrips U.S. Taxes (NYT)
• Tea Party cools as Keynes makes a comeback (Reuters)
• Statistical Numbing: Why Millions Can Die and We Don’t Care (Psychology Today) see also Humans Hardwired To Tune Into Animals (Discovery News)

What are you reading?

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Source: Tom Toles, WP

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