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Morning Reading

Scott Jagow Oct 12, 2009

Good morning. Hope you had a good weekend. A few things to get the week started:

Obama shockingly loses Nobel Prize for economics (Marketwatch):

While few observers think Obama has done anything for world peace in the nearly nine months he’s been in office, the same clearly can’t be said for economics.

The president has worked tirelessly since even before his inauguration to wrest control of the U.S. economy from failed free markets, and the evil CEOs who profit from them, and to turn it over to wise, fair and benevolent bureaucrats.

ATMs were monitored during financial crisis (Guardian) Wonder if this happened here.

Geithner and Summers go to tennis camp (The New Republic)

Email’s reign is over (WSJ)

New software predicts which songs will be hits (NPR). Art becomes science:

“[It’s] a series of algorithms that we use to look at what’s the potential of a song to be sticky with a listener,” Meredith says. “To have those patterns in the music that would correspond with what human brain waves would find pleasing.”

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