Frontrunning: August 15

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loftgroovv's picture

Though in fairness the markets are rallying.....

A dead cat bounce perhaps.

 

Careless Whisper's picture

The Morning Careless Whisper Report

Chinese Make Fun Of US Ambassador For Using Discount Voucher At Starbucks

http://shanghaiist.com/2011/08/13/gary-locke-coffee.php

A Day In The Life Of Detroit: 16 Shot 7 Dead

http://www.detnews.com/article/20110814/METRO/108140312/1409/16-shot--in...

Prince Charles Flaunts Royal Farm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/aug/14/prince-charles-organi...

Happy Aniversary! Nixon Takes USA Off Gold Standard 40 Years Ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRzr1QU6K1o

Profiles In Courage: Nancy Wake Dead At 98; Most Decorated WWII Woman Spy

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/world/europe/14wake.html?_r=1&hpw

Southern Border Wide Open; Customs Agents Patrol Busses In Florida

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/sfl-undocumented-immigrants-check...

New Used Car Search Plots Price/Mileage On X Y Axis

http://www.olegkikin.com/car_search/

Patrick Schwarzenegger Tries Modeling; Natural Look, No Steroids

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/14/patrick-schwarzenegger-p...

 

GoinFawr's picture

Hahahaha! Thanks for the chuckle Freewheeler.

 Though it's beginning to fail me why anyone would bother anymore to go through the ordeal and effort of spreading open their interweb hole as wide as this site now requires so that Tylers can stuff cookies up it in order to log on to ZH in order to leave a comment that will be 'archived' in about twenty minutes. 

Anyway, thanks again for the ingrin.

TruthInSunshine's picture
by Freewheelin Franklin
on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 09:49
#1561285

 

Krugman calls for space aliens to fix U.S. economy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhMAV9VLvHA&feature=share

 

I appreciate you linking that video of a clearly strung out, jonesing Krugman, and I just want to ask anyone and everyone here:

Isn't this pretty much the open and shut case that a) Krugman has lost his freaking mind, and gone off the deep end, and b) More generally speaking, Keynesians are out of even bad ideas (based on a bad underlying dogma) that can be spun to sound at least plausibly rational?

Ya' all ready for this?

John Maynard Keynes is DEAD.

speculator's picture

There is no way the SNB can hold a peg against the Euro - they will be deservedly overwhelmed by the markets, as they always are when they try to manipulate the franc. The Japanese have been trying for years to suppress the Yen, to no avail. It's always a waste. Want to increase exports? Lower your costs, Switzerland, starting with your ridiculous wages: CHF 3800/m as a minimum? Are you kidding? 0.70/liter gasoline tax? C'mon, get cutting. 

This is not to say the franc can't fall on its own - that actually seems likely since it's way overbought and most traders are very bullish - but the SNB deserves no credit, and should be shut down just like the Fed for wasting the nation's resources.