7 Posts Tagged "Too big to fail"

Harvard's Martin Weitzman and I on why it isn't over 'til the fat tail zings: Call them “black swans,” “unknown unknowns,” “fat tails,” or “10-foot women.” Whatever you call them, they’re bizar ...
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How serious is global warming? Here’s one indication: the first rogue entrepreneurs have begun testing the waters on geoengineering, as Naomi Klein laments in her must-read New York ...
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There are idiots. Look around.
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326th in a row

Posted on May 24th 2012 | 0 comments
Paul Volcker may have $3 billion of "I told you so" J.P. Morgan Chase losses to point to. Al Gore has 326 months, and counting. Somehow I doubt either feels gleeful, although I wouldn't blame them: April was the 326th month in a row the global temperature was above ...
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A freak Octobe ...
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Reinsurance all but reassuring

Posted on October 12th 2011 | 0 comments
For reliable data, go to those who actually make money off them. There’s no better place for natural disaster data than the reinsurance company that’s ultimately on the hook to paying some hefty sums if something goes wrong. Munich Re has the
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An army for reform, #OWS-style

Posted on October 11th 2011 | 0 comments
The glibbest book review I’ve received so far ends with the words: “Great plans, but do the economists have an army?” Well, now that you mention it. Just to be clear upfront: I’m not pretending to say here that anyone at the OccupyWallStreet protests is fig ...
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