HOT JOB! -
This is a fairly awesome job we’re hiring for.
You’ll work with Felix Salmon, Ryan McCarthy, Ben Walsh, and on occasion, me and the rest of the Reuters Digital team.
Writing is an obsessive-compulsive disorder. — T. Coraghessan Boyle (via theparisreview)
FT Alphaville: The Book of Bove -
“There’s something wrong with bank analysis. … This industry did come back,” he told a room full of journalists Wednesday. “We’re going to see fourteen years of higher earnings.”
The three-course lunch was hosted by his new employers, Rafferty Capital Markets, as a sort of comeback party for…
I wrote about the world’s elite pondering the couple hundred million people across the globe who can’t find work:
“People want a job because they have real lives,” Publics’s Levy said. “We, as a society, are guilty of not giving them that job.”
Who says the Davos crowd doesn’t care?
There is a magazine in #Davos called “Snowtimes”. It’s the Wintermagazin of 2013!
Deadspin: Our early candidate for Tweet of the Year.
Come up with something that gives every borrower — maybe — a pittance and leaves the truly hurt — and there were many — as much in the lurch as before. —
Karen Petrou, quoted in Joe Nocera’s column on the logic behind the foreclosure review settlement. Here’s more from Nocera:
The money is being distributed with no regard to whether a borrower suffered harm.In some ways, this is the sorriest part of the whole episode. The foreclosure review never answered the key question: which borrowers had legitimate claims against their bank and which didn’t. Thus, the settlement doesn’t make that distinction. If you lost your house in 2009 and 2010, you are going to get money — whether the bank was culpable or not. “The notion of error is not involved in this settlement,” conceded Hubbard.
Kurt Vonnegut’s classic lecture on the shapes of stories, now in an infographic.