I'll contribute another very readable article where a couple of economists answer some questions about the market interventions of the last few days. Very interesting
Very helpful Matthew. I now grasp the fundamentals, I find that if the fundamentals are strong well then....................
Yeah well here it is 0630hours on a Saturday morning and I can't sleep. I am sooo excited. The Warriors. Whoa.
That first half, no ball, defending like demons. Penalty try. WTF?? Archer is a twat. Second half. Ball, try, ball, try, ball, try. Bliss.
I am in the Sports Cafe in Courtnay and we went off like a frog in a sock!! Frog in a sock, I tell you.
Go the Warriors.
Sorry to be all fangirly but ..........
I'm at page 14 and I've understood it all so far! Thanks Robyn.
Yeah me too, and the outrage is building!
Thanks for the powerpoint it really helps in making sense of all this.
I don't really get where the money for the bailout is coming from? Like some of the respondents on americablog.com I am perplexed, well they seem more outraged, but I can't get to outrage cause I am stuck at perplexed! And, now they are talking creating the Resolution Trust Corporation, wtf?
Aren't they just going down to the basement and printing off more money? I mean, really?
Sorry, I need an explanation, I got it up to this point but now it completely confuses me.
It is only a small fraction of the left that fervently believes Obama is the most credible and the rest go along due to 'my party right or wrong'. How hard is it to get you to understand that most Americans disagree with you and that you are part of a very small bunch of Obamaphiles?
Angus you seem to be out of step with a poll published by the NY Times this day. It seems that large numbers of Americans do find Barack credible.
Despite weeks of fierce Republican attacks, Mr. Obama has maintained an edge on several key measures of presidential leadership, including economic stewardship. Sixty percent of voters said they were confident in his ability to make the right decisions on the economy, compared with 53 percent who felt that way about Mr. McCain. Sixty percent also said he understood the needs and problems “of people like yourself,” compared with 48 percent who said that of Mr. McCain.
More than twice as many said an Obama presidency would improve the image of the United States around the world, 55 percent, compared with those who believed a McCain presidency would do so. Mr. Obama also gets high marks for “sharing the values most Americans try to live by,” despite concerted Republican efforts to portray him as elite and out-of-touch with average voters. Sixty-six percent said Mr. Obama shared their values, compared with 61 percent who said that about Mr. McCain.
And finally the poll found that when asked who they thought would win - 45% said Obama and 38% said McCain. These polls were taken after the Republican convention so the economy woes would have made the differences even more pronounced. The last 2 days have not been good for the McSame ticket by any stretch of the imagination.
Barack Obama, March 2008. Sounds like sense to me.
Lehman Brothers founded 1850 - survives 250 years - done in by the policies of Dubya and co in 8 years ! eeeek
Well, as a long time frustrated, abused and perplexed supporter of the Warriors I can say that I am utterly stoked. S.T.O.K.E.D
And, I am not listening to grumpy Paul, fingers in ears.
Sacha, I read Armstrong's piece also and thought it was pretty fair. I think his career is over and it was always going to be a train-wreck. The collateral damage is likely to be significant.
I agree, this started out a grubby affair but is about to turn really ugly. A cluster bomb.
Winnie is about to be have his ballbles surgically removed. It won't be pretty. I can't envisage any sentence that has both "honourable" and "Winnie" in it.
But, there is still just the tiniest smidgeon of me that is thinking - Winnie, rabbit, hat.
"Would you like me to tongue your balls while I'm down here, Mr President?"
That comment alone was worth price of admission!