Weekly Tweets

February 26, 2012

  • Dictators do not spread money around to make the lives of the people better; this merely diverts money from their needed coalition. #
  • "If Rome and Sparta could perish, what state could hope to live forever." Jean-Jacques Rousea #quotes #
  • historical multi-currency inflation graph from DB – http://t.co/YLEMBFRm via @TwitPic #
  • "Ultimately, Greece cannot be forced to comply with the [reform] program," – German central bank president Jens Weidmann #
  • "The thicker the firewall is, the less likely we'll have to use it." OECD's Angel Gurria; right, like Paulsons' bazooka sales job. #
  • "Google is under growing pressure from governments everywhere to censor its services more aggressively," says Google Transparency Report #
  • "pressure on #China from U.S. groups to better protect copyright aids China’s censorship efforts." argues author Rebecca MacKinnon #
  • "anonymity is important everywhere in order for dissent, whistleblowing,and unpopular minority speech to be protected." http://t.co/K7ptrMUe #
  • "the US will, like Britain in 1930-31, lose its ideological commitment to free trade and become increasingly protectionist." michael pettis #
  • there is an approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending" http://t.co/wz5kEneV #
  • U.K. True "Austrian" Money Supply – Forbes
    http://t.co/OMLRW27i #
  • Monetary base spikes
    http://t.co/87LyayJU #
  • " I grow to honor facts more and more and theory less and less." Thomas Carlyle to Ralph Waldo Emerson #
  • "How Google and Facebook are using R" http://t.co/TdEb7Sg9 @dataspora #
  • "we expect governments to do what they always have in the past: debase their currencies." Balestra Capital #
  • U. S. and the Euro zone 10 year swap rates are now in negative territory. #operationbuildnewbubble $FED #
  • Swap rates represent a good proxy for the average rate paid by AAA rated banks and corporate borrowers. #
  • The fact that Japan inevitable debt blow up has not happened thus far has deluded policy makers into pursuing self-destruction. $USDJPY #
  • To value $GLD held by the U. S. at market prices, 17% of the monetary base is now “backed” by $GLD. The apex in 1980 was 130% #
  • "Based on recent average prices, all of the $GLD in the world is valued at roughly $8 trillion." $USDX #
  • The IMF has been marginalized by the printing press. Will they join the party too? @JamesGRickards #
  • Global trade contracted by some two-thirds in the 30's #
  • Britain abandoned the $GLD standard in 1931, throughout the 30's others countries followed, high tariffs and trade barriers implemented. #
  • A return to protectionism, competitive devaluation, and contraction in global trade is one of the bigger mispriced risks in the world today #
  • Bernanke's Great Depression study conclusion was in essence, how one could have made the bubble of the Roaring 20's bigger $FED #
  • "The real question is whether humans make more mistakes when they are write algorithms or when they trade" hendershott of uc berkeley $$ #
  • Reason Magazine – Reason Articles – The Totalitarian Ethics of California’s Public Sector Unions
    http://t.co/LRfXTBqo #
  • Using computational linguistics, "when more than 70% on twitter believe oil is going higher, it tends to fall" $CL_F MarketPscyh @bloomberg #
  • Ben Davies, citing similar increases in debt/income ratios, "Greece is a Preview of What's Coming For the Rest of Us." http://t.co/WmNh4P8p #
  • Jeremy Grantham's Q4 'Longest Quarterly Letter Ever' http://t.co/dcuNusen #
  • Paradox of Plenty: countries with an abundance of natural resources, tend to have less growth than countries with fewer natural resources #
  • Has Math Screwed the Syrian Revolution? Bruce Bueno de Mesquita http://t.co/uNbxzz5Y #
  • Putin likely to hold on to power in #Russia unless the price of oil drops sharply #
  • "like most revolutionaries, once in power, the inclination for extensive liberalization and democratization tends to weaken dramatically." #
  • 'foreign aid from #iraq an #iran has led to the thus far, Bashar al-Assad's successful hold on #Syria #039; Bueno de Mesquita #
  • $study "large infusions of foreign aid increase the odds of greater autocracy, repression, and reduced likelihood of revolutionary success." #
  • #china builds 2nd and 3rd airports in Hainan (sp?), all of which are empty $$ #
  • Gundlach warns U.S. stock market vulnerable http://t.co/O46DA70w $tlt #
  • ‘Hope Phase’ for Stocks May End in Tears Again: Chart of the Day http://t.co/nBFA0pa7 via @BloombergNews #
  • SocGen's Permabear Albert Edwards compares US to Japan, says At least two more recessions on the way. http://t.co/7z41d4jS #
  • $GOOG + growth fastest in to reach 50 million users @Caterina http://t.co/8M7q3MiD @pkedrosky #
  • Historical Bubble charts "The Shapes of Our Bubbles," from Kim Zussman http://t.co/11l9RjAR #
  • the FDIC contends that had Dodd-Frank been in effect four years ago, Lehman Brothers’ creditors would have received 97 cents on the dollar #
  • Dodd Frank a "Boom time for lawyers" need's those donor dollars; they are using Dodd Frank law to get take money from banks for themselves #
  • Volker rule has "383 explicit questions for firms which, if read closely, break down into 1,420 subquestions" #
  • Dodd-Frank is 848 pages long. #
  • The cost of filling it out a new form required of hedge funds estimated to be $100,000-150,000 the first time, 40,000 after @economist #
  • "US is driving #Iran into the arms of #China quot; Ron Paul #
  • RT @csoghoian: Twitter responded to my request for all data they have on me. Now gotta fax them my ID now. Looks like US residents can g … #
  • Why U.S. Treasuries Won’t Always Be a Haven: David and Veronesi http://t.co/gUqiqS3Q via $TLT #
  • "Any explanation is better than none." -Nietzsche #
  • $SPY Stocks With Biggest Gap Between Market Price, Estimate http://t.co/pAHVLUUs via @BloombergNews #
  • Harvard's Ken Rogoff: It’s an ‘Illusion’ to Think Europe’s Crisis is Over #
  • Assumption of 'Stupidity' inherent in Administration's explanation for higher $USO Prices http://t.co/zZLLCxIy via @WSJ #
  • Xi Jinping pledged to fight corruption, yet brings the cabel of SOE heads to the US #china #
  • "Security and liberty are competitors now." – Washingtonian magazine article on Palantir http://t.co/mrqdoIhb #
  • Thinking About Wars $$ http://t.co/pCGgfWID #
  • LinkedIn dominates recruiter usage, but Twitter and Facebook have their strengths, shows study http://t.co/NO9y1SQG $FB $LNKD $TWIT #
  • 'infrastructure, manufacturing, residential real estate, commercial real estate. Everything now is going into over-supply in #china #039; Chanos #
  • "….all known fiat money regimes prior to the one operating at the present have ended with debilitating inflation." Balestra #
  • Paul Tudor Jones underground garage is said to be "Earthquake proof. Nuke-proof",houses 16 cars, including a Maybach https://t.co/dyCOoq6f #
  • 5 Banks Stocks Profiting on "the Most Profitable Loans" $KEY $CMA TheStreet http://t.co/yI2jfUE2 via @TheStreet #
  • “Bond market returns are about as attractive as following a plague of locusts across a field of corn” $TLT http://t.co/wXEg8cLr #
  • How to Make Money in Microseconds $$ http://t.co/4jV8amuQ via @LRB #
  • #China should accelerate the loosening of capital controls, the central bank has said http://t.co/ZRzrmuHq #
  • Are Fed interest rate forecasts anything better than mere guesses? http://t.co/K4stvA9m #
  • ECB's Mario Draghi magic corrupts bond markets – Telegraph $EURUSD http://t.co/3SpXFPCF via @Telegraph #
  • #China risks economic crises (and political btw) if officials do not reform SOEs, which account for 60% of GDP #
  • China Stock Rally to End as Policies Disappoint, BofA Says http://t.co/OqVR909j #
  • Analysts calculate that half the loans to #China
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