Sunday, October 19, 2008

"The Last God of Central Bank Still Standing": Paul Volcker on Charlie Rose

Ryan Lanham shared the following link, along with his comment, "Fascinating, long form discussion between Charlie Rose and Paul Volcker. Yet another example of using television to elucidate ideas, rather than yelling and bumper sticker foolishness."

Paul Volker on Charlie Rose
, via Big Picture
October 9, 2008

The comments section on the Charlie Rose website is worth reading.

I found this link to the Political Irony blog:

US Electoral Maps before and after Great Depression

Original source: 270toWin:
" is an interactive Electoral College map for 2008 and a history of Presidential elections in the United States. Since electoral votes are generally allocated on an "all or none" basis by state, the election of a U.S President is about winning the popular vote in enough states to achieve 270 electoral votes, a majority of the 538 that are available. It is not about getting the most overall popular votes, as we saw in the 2000 election, when the electoral vote winner (Bush) and the popular vote winner (Gore) were different."

FYI: I'd like to gather more information about hedge funds for an upcoming post. Here is some additional food for thought, via Ryan Lanham:
"I fear the hedge fund unwind is even more dangerous, less transparent, and more immediate of a crisis for the markets than real estate."

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