Hot Links: Enjoy My Tax Dollars

Stuff I’m Reading… A quick note on the fate of the mega rich and the American Dream.  (JoeFahmy) Did the 00’s Suck?  (Rortybomb) Bess Levin outs herself in The New York Observer.  Not just wickedly clever and cool, but adorable as well.  (NYObserver) The hedge fund community distances itself from SAC, feverishly combing through phone…

Treasury Department Takes a Victory Lap

I got this little nugget from Big Brother The Office of Public Affairs in my inbox just now… U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 23, 2009 CONTACT: Treasury Public Affairs (202) 622-2960 TREASURY RECEIVES $45 BILLION IN REPAYMENTS FROM WELLS FARGO AND CITIGROUP TARP Repayments Now Total $164 Billion WASHINGTON…

A European Buyout Frenzy?

The Boston Consultant Group is out with a survey that indicates 1 in 5 European companies is planning to do a deal in 2010, and that percentage jumps to 1 in 2 companies with market caps in excess of €20 billion.

20 Unpredictions for 2010

You MF’s and your prediction lists have driven me to this… Here are my 20 Unpredictions for 2010, a list of things that ain’t gonna happen next year… 01.  Fox Biz cuts the USA Today/ Human Interest stuff and gears more toward hardcore trading and investing ideas. 02.  Iran drops the pretend nuclear energy program and…

Read This And Then Stab Your Eyeballs Out With a Pick Axe

As the average US citizen drags his wounded semi-corpse of a body across 2009’s finish line, it is heartwarming and life-affirming to know that the bloodsucking lobbyists are raking it in like never before down in Washington D.C. From Politico via the CATO Institute: K Street is raking it in. Washington’s influence industry is on track…