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Morning Reading

Scott Jagow Dec 14, 2009

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

Banks can help save the planet (Daily Telegraph) Make sure you read the comments section too…

Three job-killers that need to be killed (The Washington Post)

Disaster and Denial (Paul Krugman):

… conservatives simply ignore the catastrophe in commercial real estate: in their universe the only bad loans were those made to poor people and members of minority groups, because bad loans to developers of shopping malls and office towers don’t fit the narrative.

In part, the prevalence of this narrative reflects the principle enunciated by Upton Sinclair: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

Hypocrisy is the NCAA football plantation (Real Clear Markets)

So much for transparency (Puget Sound Business Journal) The paper used FOIA requests to look into what happened with Wamu. Just look at the government’s response.

Remembering economist Paul Samuelson (PBS NewsHour)

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