Links 8/26/08

Priest to hold nun beauty pageant BBC

Local councils accused of spying on residents’ sex lives Telegraph

Carbon-neutral Ziggurat pyramid could house 1.1 million in Dubai engadget

Judge restricts online reporting of case New Zealand Herald

Bank Holiday Poem: The Dollar MacroMan

Is the Accounting Oversight Board Really Independent? Floyd Norris, New York Times

Japan’s Shrinking Workforce Spurs Shift to Full-Time Employees Bloomberg. An important development.

China’s petrol buying spree poised to end Financial Times (hat tip reader mxq)

Sellside Continues to Shill for Copper Bulls 1440 Wall Street

The Dollar and the Trade Deficit: How Does Productivity Fit In? Menzie Chinn, Econbrowser

The Nobel Laureate Meetings at Lindau Mark Thoma. Links to videos of presentations. Many look interesting.

Fed’s Barn Doors Are No Obstacle for Its Horses Caroline Baum, Bloomberg

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4 comments

  1. Anonymous

    This is a 9/10 on the Fuzzy animal scale of cuteness. It portrays the canine struggle against the elements and their battle against the primitive serpentine demons which cloak themselves in downy masks to hide the lizard beneath.

    Keep it up.

  2. doc holiday

    And yea, it was said that the hawk will walk beside the wolf and the day of reckoning shall pass and justice will fill the lands as the evil bankers perish into feces-like dust and so on and so forth…

  3. Independent Accountant

    The PCAOB in operation is another example of “regulatory capture”. It is a fraud and the Big 87654 firms cartel enforcer.

  4. Martin, the Netherlands

    Re the item on local councils and sex lives: in the Netherlands, detectives employed by social security adminsitrations are generally known as “toothbrush counters”.

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