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  1. FT Alphaville

    August 22, 2014

    This speaks for itself. When's the crash?

    Felix Salmon on the redundancy of banks, in Friday’s FT: Today’s big Silicon Valley deals are not based on corporate...

  2. April 9, 2014

    Silicon Valley gets excited about a small news story

    Suddenly, after a prolonged drought, fresh money is pouring into US digital news. The strange thing is where it is going....

  1. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    A dangerous or ingenious musical precedent?

    The Wu-Tang Clan are releasing just one copy of their latest “secret” album in the hope of sparking a shift in the way music...

  2. FT Alphaville

    February 25, 2014

    ISPit in consumers' general direction

    There’s been a ton of blogospheric analysis about the deal between Netflix and Comcast, and even after reading all of it you...

  3. FT Alphaville

    January 31, 2014

    No, regulatory evasion isn't 'disruptive innovation'

    Felix Salmon at Reuters sums up the problem with a lot of “disruptive” innovation these days. It’s not really all that...

  4. FT Alphaville

    January 14, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Felix Salmon on why data isn’t everything. - Martin Wolf: Failing elites threaten our future. -...

  5. FT Alphaville

    January 3, 2014

    Academics and Wall Street

    Over the new year the New York Times published a scathing attack on Professor Scott H. Irwin of the University of Illinois...

  6. FT Alphaville

    December 4, 2013

    Should the US raise the minimum wage? (That's not a hook. We actually don't know.)

    You can’t turn a virtual corner this week without tripping over a discussion about the US minimum wage. The case in favour...

  7. FT Alphaville

    October 22, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Peter Eavis and Felix Salmon on the JPM settlement. - Matt Klein on savings and monetary vs fiscal...

  8. FT Alphaville

    October 17, 2013

    Extremely cheap shots, House recalcitrance edition

    Here’s a list of the 144 Nays on last night’s House debt ceiling vote (so implicitly, then, 144 votes to find out how long...

  9. FT Alphaville

    October 3, 2013

    Ludwig von Mises in the role of Walter White

    So the Feds have finally busted Silk Road, the digital black-market platform which happily brokered everything from LSD and...

  10. FT Alphaville

    September 20, 2013

    The paradox of over-production in a world of QE

    The Fed’s taper no-show this week resulted in a plethora of commentaries and articles flagging the risks of the world’s...

  11. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2013

    Prepare to be assimilated

    Felix Salmon at Reuters has a thoughtful response to our post on the value of unique and how it may come unstuck due to the...

  12. The World

    August 26, 2013

    The Middle East made simple...or maybe not

    By Abigail Fielding-Smith in Beirut People struggling to understand the diabolical complexities of the Middle East may have...

  13. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2013

    Further reading: power play

    Monday’s spare moments from the beyondbrics team: power politics in US-China trade are back; a portrait of Putin; and Mr...

  14. beyondbrics

    November 26, 2012

    Further reading: the beauty of default

    Monday’s moments for reflection from the BB team: why default is a useful part of the system; dissecting POCC; and Olam...

  15. FT Alphaville

    October 22, 2012

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Monday, - QE3 starts… here. - This is what money is. - Do MMTers think governments are like households? What do...

  16. FT Alphaville

    September 26, 2012

    The decline or the redefinition of labour?

    Felix Salmon at Reuters has picked up on the following chart from Margaret Jacobson and Filippo Ochhino at the Cleveland...

  17. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP The US S&P 500 ended the trading day down 0.90 per cent despite a late rally, while Spanish yields climbed yet...

  18. FT Alphaville

    June 4, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP The US S&P 500 closed roughly where it started the day after having fallen early in the trading session, while...

  19. FT Alphaville

    May 22, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP “After a strong session for global equities, the mood turned sour again as fears over Greece’s potential exit from...

  20. FT Alphaville

    May 22, 2012

    Greenshoes, Facebook phantoms and ETF magic

    Successful or not, Facebook’s IPO has taught us one very important thing over the last two days. The...

  21. FT Alphaville

    March 22, 2012

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - The IPO market tennis match: Felix Salmon vs Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry. TED weighs in. - Reviewing the...

  22. FT Alphaville

    March 20, 2012

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Why Felix Salmon is playing the lottery. - Bundesbank: “We have to keep a watchful eye on the...

  23. The World

    February 15, 2012

    In the Picture: Greece under pressure

    Louisa Gouliamaki for AFP/Getty Images Want to know a little of how it feels to live in Greece today? This photo, taken in...

  24. FT Alphaville

    January 30, 2012

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - An argument that weak labor demand is the primary explanation for prolonged unemployment duration....

  25. FT Alphaville

    January 19, 2012

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - Einhorn vs the eurozone foghorns. - Try as he might, Felix Salmon will never be Davos Deville. OK?...

  26. FT Alphaville

    January 9, 2012

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Monday, - Epistemology and bank bonuses (or was it principals - How many US jobs are “structurally impaired”? -...

  27. FT Alphaville

    January 6, 2012

    On the flightiness of uninsured deposits

    There’s a heated debate going on in the blogosphere between Amar Bhidé, professor at Tufts’s Fletcher School of Law and...

  28. FT Alphaville

    December 7, 2011

    Bloomberg vs Bernanke

    How did it come to this? 1. Bloomberg News spent a couple of years trying to extract more information about the bank...

  29. FT Alphaville

    December 6, 2011

    I am altering the PSI. Pray I do not alter it any further

    Or, to rip off Thucydides — official creditors of sovereign debtors do (and promise) what they please… and private creditors...

  30. FT Alphaville

    November 29, 2011

    Behind those Bloomberg banks-profit-from-Fed figures

    Bloomberg fought and won a lengthy case against the Federal Reserve to obtain the details of the various US bailout...

  31. FT Alphaville

    November 14, 2011

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Monday, - EC = “eek“. There’s no avoiding it. - EFSF buys own bonds (but is denying the original report). -...

  32. FT Alphaville

    October 25, 2011

    Netflix: live streaming turns to live drowning

    We ‘fess — apart from when we’re enjoying our Friday Night Lights addiction, we haven’t been paying much attention to the...

  33. FT Alphaville

    October 10, 2011

    Ignorance is not bliss: it can ruin your economy

    Or, why national accounting issues threatened to send an econo-blogger into a nihilistic vortex of swirling epistemological...

  34. FT Alphaville

    September 27, 2011

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - Felix Salmon and Megan McArdle discuss Cardiff’s post on macroeconomic statistics. - Germany’s...

  35. FT Alphaville

    September 27, 2011

    The Guy Goma of the eurozone debt crisis?

    It seems not. And for those not aware of Goma… Related links: Do traders dream of defaulting Greeks? – FT Alphaville Is...

  36. FT Alphaville

    September 7, 2011

    Kickback and relax with the mortgage reinsurance scandal

    Jeff Horwitz has a cracking story in Tuesday ‘s American Banker on a previously undisclosed report by the Inspector General...

  37. FT Alphaville

    September 2, 2011

    In memoriam – Tracy Alloway, an FT Alphaville competition

    Our colleague and friend Tracy Alloway is leaving us on Monday to take up the role of FT capital markets correspondent. It’s...

  38. FT Alphaville

    August 31, 2011

    Where now for AT&T and T-Mobile?

    Wherein John McDermott and Cardiff Garcia try to understand the deal of the day and realise they should’ve gone to law...

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