Archive for August 29th, 2009

Investors Fleeing Cerberus

I guess this isn’t a big surprise but probably worth noting anyway and I do have an ulterior motive for writing this post which I shall divulge at the end. At any rate, Cerberus, the giant operator of hedge funds not the mythical dog, is watching its investors leave in droves. Here is how the […]

Who Should Be The Regulatory Top Cop?

Felix Salmon has a particularly good post up this morning about bank regulation. He points to an article in the Guardian discussing the remarks of Adair Turner, the head of Britain’s financial watchdog agency, in which he essentially said that the financial services industry is too big and most of what it does is socially […]

An Engineering Solution To Global Warming

Via the Glittering Eye, here is a thought provoking paper from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers on some alternative methods for reducing carbon dioxide. The authors propose the development of several technologies the most interesting of which is artificial trees to capture and sequester carbon dioxide. The trees can be located anywhere and essentially employ […]

Political Quotes Of The Week

Slipping into Saturday morning blogging easily, here are the political quotes of the week from As usual a couple teasers: “Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope.” –Rep. Lynn Jenkins, in response to a question about the future of the GOP. It feels a bit like 9/11 on Martha’s Vineyard.” […]