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The top of today's reading list is a detailed data overview and analysis (over 200 years) for global public finance ......... and the last item is a research paper analyzing why the world needs government debt.
- A Modern History of Fiscal Prudence and Profligacy (Paolo Mauro, Rafael Romeu, Ariel Binder and Asad Zaman, IMF Working Paper, January 2013) See also Chart Book. Looks like a great compilation for researchers.
- The poor are lazy, good-for-nothing leeches (Rodger Malcolm Mitchell, Monetary Sovereignty)
- 7 Signs You are Living Beyond Your Means (Stephanie Taylor Christiansen, Mint Life)
- Decoding the 'Signals' From Davos (Rich Lesser, Huffington Post)
- Mali crisis: French-led troops 'enter Timbuktu' (BBC News) The French are slowly regaining control of the country for the elected government, but the rebels have destroyed valuable property including libraries containing ancient manuscripts up to 1,000 years old.
- Facebook's Brilliant $100 Billion Strategy (Jason Cimpi, Seeking Alpha)
- The Operator (Michael Spector, The New Yorker) Is Dr. Oz doing more harm than good?
- The House Is Voting On A Bill To Freeze All Government Regulatory Action Until Unemployment Falls To 6% (Linette Lopez, Business Insider) Hat tip to Roger Erickson who added this comment: "No shooting foxes until the chicken population doubles?"
- AIG and Ethics: The Corporatization of Public Higher Education (Shepherd Bliss, Truthout) Hat tip to Dan Flemming.
- The Supply and Demand for Safe Assets (Gary Gorton and Guillermo Ordofiez, Yale Univ. and Univ. of Pennsylvania; NBER) One very good reason why the world needs government debt.