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Bloomberg Finds the Fed on Bubble Watch

Bloomberg gets a nice scoop that the Federal Reserve is apparently worried about the new bubble it's inflating. Federal Reserve... More

WSJ Editorial Scrutinizes Geithner on AIG Counterparties

I wrote twice on Tuesday about the bizarre Tim Geithner quote that "the financial condition of the counterparties was not... More

Thursday Links: Custard Ken, (More) Media Layoffs, Chainsaw Guy

The Wall Street Journal has a very good page-one leder on Ken Griffin's giant hedge fund firm Citadel, which is... More

Prospect’s Take on Too Big to Fail

The British magazine Prospect has one of the better explainers on too big to fail I've yet seen. It's a... More

A Good Bloomberg Profile of Elizabeth Warren

Bloomberg this morning posts a really good profile of Elizabeth Warren, who, despite much of the press's dismissal of her... More

Wednesday Links: Philly’s Mod Policy, Fraud Force, WoW

The New York Times looks at Philadelphia's way of dealing with the foreclosure crisis: Forcing homeowners and lenders face to... More

Tyrangiel Takes Over at BusinessWeek

Bloomberg surprised just about everybody by picking Josh Tyrangiel of Time to helm the newly acquired (and newly gutted—it's sacking... More

WSJ Zeroes in on Goldman Collateral

The Wall Street Journal fleshes out the Goldman Sachs backdoor bailout part of the Special Inspector General of the TARP's... More

Tuesday Links: Lowballing OSHA, Lowenstein, SIGTARP

The New York Times reports that employers systematically under-report workplace injuries, citing a new GAO report. It says OSHA will... More

The Debt Privilege

We all know too much debt is at the root of the economic crisis. And we've seen lots of step-back... More

Misplaying the SIGTARP Report

Did the Federal Reserve have any leverage in its negotiations with AIG counterparties, the ones it paid one hundred cents... More

The Backdoor-Bailout Report Coverage

Here's a win for the press, namely The New York Times and Bloomberg. The government, or one of its internal... More

Monday Links: New Bubble; Raters; Government Support

Steven Pearlstein says the Federal Reserve still hasn't learned its lesson about credit bubbles. Pearlstein adds to the growing chorus... More

Bloomberg: Bankers Doubling Down in Vegas

Bloomberg has an interesting real estate story showing how banks are getting entangled in the wreckage of their loans. Deutsche... More

Survey: Half of U.S. Would Pay (a Pittance) for Online News

The New York Times reports on a new survey that says half of Americans would pay for news online if... More

Friday Links: Conspiracy Check, Weak TBTF Defenses, The Road

Gary Weiss at The Big Money takes a good look at five conspiracy theories about Wall Street and ranks their... More

Missing the Big Pfizer Kelo Story

The NYT is first out of the gate nationally four days after the news broke.*

(UPDATE: Ted Mann of The Day points out that he wrote a news story before the Times on the Kelo... More

A Perfect Bit of Uncountered PR Nonsense on Overdrafts

The Federal Reserve is effectively banning the "overdraft protection" racket on debt cards by forcing banks to make customers opt-in... More

Thursday Links: 10,000 Applications, Glass Steagall Day, TARP

The Washington Post reports on the jobless "recovery," a term it's still too early to use for the economy given... More

NYT Examines the Impact of the Crisis on Kids

A few weeks ago I praised a Sesame Street special, of all things, for putting a human face on the... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

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