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Hot Links: Chairman Mao, Larry Summers & Lenny Dykstra

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… How did Chariman Mao deal with unwanted “Green Shoots” amongst capitalist-leaning peasants in the Chinese countryside?  (Mises.org) Bernie Madoff can still afford a prison consultant, so that’s a green shoot for sure!  (LOLFed) David Merkel puts up the 1000th post on his excellent Aleph Blog…start reading him if you haven’t…

Hot Links: Ritholtz v Carney, Kneale v ZeroHedge, Chinese v Amish

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… There were two big rivalries this week, so we’ll cover those first… First, Barry Ritholtz threw down the gauntlet over John Carney‘s (Clusterstock) contention that the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was a major contributor to the housing and credit meltdown.  Barry offered to debate for a cash prize of up…

Hot Links: Ron Paul, Evan Newmark, Fixing CNBC & The Yellow Lobster

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Let’s start off with Dealbreaker‘s call for submissions: What should the New York Stock Exchange’s tagline be?  The message board was hopping with funny stuff. The Epicurean Dealmaker posted a viscious takedown of former Goldman Sachs I-Banker turned WSJ columnist Evan Newmark and his recent musings on regulating Wall Street…

Hot Links: Black Swans, DJs, CEOs, Rogers and Kass

Hot Links for Weekend Reading Let’s kick it off with a Think Piece from Johnny Debacle of Long or Short Capital.  Johnny asks the question “Why be a JD (Juris Doctor) when you could be a DJ (Disc Jockey)?” I got two from The Business Insider this week…first, a slideshow of the Worst CEOs Ever,…

Hot Links: Ratings Agencies, Europeans and the Power of "No"

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… OMG you guys, I love it when you hear that famous people are friends, I like to come up with my own combinations and pretend they hang out…like Kevin James and Phillip Seymour Hoffman…ok, sorry…so Bill Gates and Warren Buffett and Oprah and Ted Turner and Mike Bloomberg and all…

Who's Who of Financial Bloggers

Who’s Who in the World of Financial Bloggers?  Well, if finance blogdom was a high school, here are the extra-curricular activities your favorite bloggers would be involved with…   1.  A.P. Economics Barry Ritholtz (The Big Picture) Mish (Global Trend Analysis) Anonymous (Calculated Risk) Boone, Johnson & Kwak (Baseline Scenario) Yves Smith & Co. (Naked…

Hot Links: Icahn, Roubini, Sir Allen & Blockbuster

Hot Links for Weekend Reading It’s about time the Kaiser of Korporate Governance weighed in on the lack of accountability on the part of congress when doling out TARP (your) funds.  Carl Icahn wrote a sharp op-ed piece for the New York Times called “We’re Not The Boss Of AIG“.  The main thrust here is…

I Can Haz LOLFed?

Today, we’re going to talk about one of my guiltiest pleasures on the financial web, LOLFed. I go through withdrawal when I can’t check in to see what Alyx and Jason have cooked up on LOLFed.com each day, as the economic and stock market news gets more and more ridiculous. For the uninitiated, LOLFed is…

Hot Links: Maxine Waters, Bailout Nation and A-Rod

Hot Links for Weekend Reading This week, we watched another episode of half-educated Congressional grandstanding.  This time around, the focus of misguided indignation was how much TARP money ended up being paid out to executive compensation and bonus by the largest banks. The show-stealer was none other than Maxine Waters, the representative of California’s 35th…