I am off on holiday through Monday, so posting will be light or non-existent unless Marshall steps into the breech. In the meantime, I wanted to leave you all with a few links to interesting articles (I especially like the one on condom sales).
Other stories are in the news feed.
All the best.
EconDirectory | Gongol.com – December 2008 (I come in at Number 19!)
BBC NEWS | Business | Latvia’s economic boom turns sour – I have written multiple times on this. The Baltics are very connected to lending in Scandinavia and e should see some major writedowns there going forward. See my posts here, here and here.
Kenneth Rogoff: Fear of inflation is like worrying about getting the measles when one is in danger of getting the plague | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk – This is exactly what I have been getting at in my posts on quantitative easing.
Calculated Risk: Compendium of Tanta’s Posts – what a great analyst and blogger. She is missed by us all
Confessions of a man who does the layoffs | Business Tech – CNET News – this is a very good interview piece with the CEO of a Web 2.0 company that had to let go of 10% of its manpower. Read what the CEO says about what a decision like that involves.
Brad Setser: Follow the Money » Blog Archive » Should the currency of the country with a large and growing trade surplus and large and growing reserves depreciate against the dollar? – Is China beginning a “Beggar Thy Neighbor” currency policy