Capital Ideas Blog

Read this: Twitter, Social Security, startups, and enterprise

By Chelsea Vail - November 20, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Daily data: Retail financial advice doesnt come cheap

By Dee Gill - November 19, 2014
Want to hire an investment adviser to increase your investment gains? New research suggests...

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Daily data: How quantitative easing could be deflationary

By Dee Gill - November 19, 2014
One of the scariest things about the Federal Reserve's massive debt-buying program throughout the recession...

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The fast track to more trade

By Robin Mordfin - November 12, 2014
The potential for bipartisan cooperation is on the horizon come January in the form of the Trans-Pacific Partnership...

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Daily data: Easing credit standards for home builders preceded loan losses

By Dee Gill - November 11, 2014
Home mortgages were relatively easy to get in the early 2000s, when a booming US economy made banks comfortable with relaxing their loan requirements.

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Read this: Talent hinders, Facebook reveals, nations merge?

By Chelsea Vail - November 06, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Daily data: Banks that recover vs. banks that don't

By Dee Gill - November 05, 2014
Here's a banker's dilemma that any casino gambler can appreciate...

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Daily data: SEC dissemination in a high-frequency world

By Dee Gill - November 03, 2014
Some hedge funds and other high-level investors get market-moving news up to a minute or so before it's made public...

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Amazon vs. Hachette: A textbook example of selling

By Robin Mordfin - October 30, 2014
Monopsony led to this week’s IGM Forum poll questions, with answers that show most of the panel’s economic experts like the web bookseller.

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Read this: Economists remember, distance matters, oikonomia returns

By Chelsea Vail - October 30, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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