Posts Tagged ‘Merle Hazard’

  • Everyday economics and inaccurate Greek statistics

    The Dangerous Side of Economics

    Mar 27, 15 • 436 Views • No Comments

    Because he revised his country's inaccurate deficit and received Eurostat approval, Greece's chief statistician might be prosecuted for "breach of faith."......  [read more]

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    Greek Privatization Progress

    Nov 20, 12 • 475 Views • No Comments

    Will international creditors say yes again to Greece after today’s meeting in Brussels? Part of the deal involves selling or leasing whatever the Greek government owns. The proceeds reduce the debt and meanwhile, by building roads and business parks,......  [read more]

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    Double Dipping

    Aug 28, 10 • 445 Views • No Comments

    For a smile, you might want to watch Merle Hazard’s “Double Dippin'” song. As the Guardian points out, also look for the fun trivia such as a small background picture of mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot. No one was smiling, though in response......  [read more]

  • Not Always Dismal

    Feb 10, 10 • 408 Views • No Comments

    From assorted sources, I share the following: 1. Poetry on the housing crisis from Karl Case (the Case in Case-Shiller Home Price Index) An excerpt: Fannie and Fred were always ahead, Then Countrywide got in the fray. Then Lehman and Merrill and Goldman Sachs......  [read more]