Thursday, June 10, 2010

Some People Never Get Tired of Kool-Aid

Barry Ritholtz lets loose with a stinging critique of the recent WSJ editorial by Arthur Laffer, one of the primary proponents of supply-side economics (or voodoo economics, depending on your viewpoint).

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Should Navin Johnson Be My Pen Name?

I haven't been this excited since the new phone book arrived. Check out my new hangout, second one down on the left. It'll definitely been more restrained and businesslike, which means things may get a touch more irreverent over here, if only for comparison's sake.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

How Much Should We Pay Banking Executives? Less

Paul Kedrosky makes an interesting post on his Infectious Greed blog about how compensation appears to affect different types of activity. Bankers everywhere deny the results. Naturally. His ammunition comes from Dan Ariely's new book The Upside of Irrationality.