News from around the web: 2009-11-09

I am feeling fairly ill so posting will be light today. Hopefully, I will back in shape tomorrow.


Distraction of the Day: Man drives car into courthouse


Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator on BBC World News, CNBC Television, Business News Network, CBC, Fox Television and RT Television. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.


  1. Stevie b. says:

    Ed – hope you’re better soon.

    Thanks for the Buiter link – for me he’s a bit convoluted in places, but IMO his weak conclusion is nicely refuted by some of the comments.

  2. LavrentiBeria says:

    Understand you’re a bit under-the-weather today. Be well, Ed!

    I was struck with the fact that this piece on torture comes from Pat Buchanan’s site. Buchanan is a bit of a schizophrenic on torture, and on a number of other questions actually. Used to follow him closely but stopped after I read an article of his within the last six months which gave a thumbs up to the so-called ticking bomb scenario. But this kind of inconsistency is just typical of Buchanan. He’s railed against the war in Iraq for as long as its been going on yet endorsed and voted for Bush in 2004! Buchanan makes much of his Catholicism but it would be hard to identify much authentic Catholicism in his attitudes on torture. And here he flip flops yet again showcasing this piece on the gentle means our ruling class chooses to make the world safe for Israel.