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Are Interest Rates Artificially Low? Nope.

Discouraging: The Meme is Out There, by Paul Krugman: I just answered some questions for Princeton magazine, and among them was this: Please comment on how artificially low interest rates have impacted the current value of baby boomers’ retirement portfolios...

FIRST DRAFT: Oversharing About Money: An International Financial Wire Transfer from Lafayette, California, USA to Ahero, Nyando District, Nyanza Province, Kenya

Writers with Drinks: An Evening of Oversharing About Money: 7:30 p.m. July 12 :: Make-Out Room :: 3225 22nd St. San Francisco, CA :: Price: $5-$20 : "If time is money, then consider this evening with Charlie Jane Anders, J. BradfordShow More Summary

Will Guerrilla Warfare Linger Long After Ukraine Takes Donetsk?

Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine hope for support from Putin, but no such support is on the horizon. It may be weeks or longer, but one by one, the Ukrainian army is taking back rebel-controlled areas.Next up, Donetsk: A rebel city encircled by Ukraine’s army. Show More Summary

'The Collapse of the French Assignat and Its Link to Virtual Currencies Today'

In case you missed this in links, I thought it was interesting: Crisis Chronicles: The Collapse of the French Assignat and Its Link to Virtual Currencies Today, by James Narron and David Skeie, Liberty Street Economics: In the late 1700s,...

Boeing to offer more space for carry-on luggage

Boeing may have the answer for airline passengers tired of fighting for carry-on space. The company will soon offer bigger bins on new models of its 737 airplanes. Jericka Duncan has that story and more MoneyWatch headlines.

Schedule for Week of July 13th

The key reports this week are June Retail Sales on Tuesday and June Housing Starts on Thursday.For manufacturing, the June Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization report, and the July NY Fed (Empire State) and Philly Fed surveys, will be released this week. Show More Summary

Noted for Your Morning Procrastination for July 12, 2014

Over at [Equitable Growth]([The Equitablog]( Evening Must-Read: Sharon Long et al.: Number of Uninsured Adults Continues to Fall under the ACA: Down by 8.0 Million in June...Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: July 12, 1776: Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union

Journals of the Continental Congress - Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union; July 12, 1776: >Articles of confederation and perpetual union, between the colonies of New Hampshire; The counties of New Castle, Kent, and SussexShow More Summary

Weekend Reading: Jonathan Chait vs. The Hax of Sol III

Jonathan Chait vs. Peter Suderman on ObamaCare: Jonathan Chait: Libertarian Accidentally Shows Obamacare Success: "The Commonwealth Fund has a new survey... >...showing that the proportion of adults lacking health insurance has fallen by a quarter, from 20 percent of the population to 15 percent. Show More Summary

Unofficial Problem Bank list unchanged at 465 Institutions

This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources.Here is the unofficial problem bank list for July 10, 2014. Changes and comments from surferdude808: For the second time this year, there are no changes to the Unofficial Problem Bank List to report. Show More Summary

Are You More Financially Literate Than A 15-Year-Old?

When it comes to basic understanding of financial skills, American teenagers are, well, downright mediocre among their international peers.

Have other retailers felt a pinch in sales?

After executives from both Wal-Mart and The Container Store recently lamented the tepid pace of consumer spending, investors will be eager to see whether other retailers have felt the pinch. Jill Schlesinger has that and more in her look at the business week ahead.

6 unbelievable underground homes

You don't have to be a super villian to have an underground lair -- living underground is more common than you think

A Few Recent Scribbles on Uber, Population Growth, and Inflation

(July 12, 2014 06:45 AM, by Art Carden) Among the hats I'm wearing these days, I'm writing semi-monthly columns for a Birmingham-based website called Recent columns have considered population growth, inflation, and the origins of money. My archive is here. In addition, EconLog friend Sam Wilson and... (0 COMMENTS)

Former CalPERS CEO Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Fraud, Including Taking Cash in Paper Bags

Several readers sent accounts from the California press on the latest sordid chapter in a long-standing, large scale pay-to-play scandal at the giant California public pension fund, CalPERS. Earlier this month, state papers reportedShow More Summary

Saturday Morning Video

(July 12, 2014 03:36 AM, by David Henderson) I was busy all Friday with my conference and forgot to post my latest Friday night video. So this is a Saturday morning video. It was my debate on health care with Ted Marmor. If you think I was too... (0 COMMENTS)

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