nba:


July 7, 2012: USA Basketball Training Camp in Las Vegas.
(Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)


Kobe: SMH

nba:

July 7, 2012: USA Basketball Training Camp in Las Vegas.

(Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kobe: SMH

markdow:

A lot of heavy breathing for very little oxygen intake. This should be the take away from this morning’s flurry of central bank activity from the ECB, the BOE and the PBOC.

The market is finally coming around to the realization that risk appetite is more important to sustainable monetary…

soupsoup:

Incredible technology that turns physical objects, or anything you can draw, into a responsive interface

markdow:

I’ve been getting a lot of requests for a book list on behavioral economics, finance, etc. I promised a few of you I would post one.

Here are what I find to be some of the best books on these subjects. I picked books that are aimed at the intelligent reader who does not necessarily have…

markdow:

“We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors”, inscribed inside the Jefferson Memorial

Though it is hard for anyone to take their eyes off of Europe these days, I…

Urban Myths: Greece, Spain Depositors Moving Cash to Germany

alea:


Bundesbank data, largest switch in deposits is from Luxemburg and Netherlands. The largest increase in EUR deposits by non-residents is by U.K. residents from €232 bln at end december 2011 to €395 bln at end of april 2012.

markdow:

People seem to be settling into the view that China is slowing down. How much, how fast, and whether it is cyclical or something more secular like the lower-middle income trap or a Lewis turning point is still very much the subject of debate.

I find it at odds with this growing…

What they found is that as the rich got richer in the decades before the Great Recession, everyone else tried to maintain his standard of living by going deeper into debt. As income inequality grew over that period so did debt levels, because the rich increasingly invested their growing wealth in bonds and bank deposits, in effect providing money for ever more lending to the poor and middle class.
dnzsea:

Cute overload (Taken with instagram)

Two things you’d take to a deserted island: an extremely cute playful kitten and a laser pointer. That’s it!

dnzsea:

Cute overload (Taken with instagram)

Two things you’d take to a deserted island: an extremely cute playful kitten and a laser pointer. That’s it!

awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Al Pacino and Christopher Walken

now this is a really really awesome photo!

awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Al Pacino and Christopher Walken

now this is a really really awesome photo!