If you want to have a business in China today, if you want to build a building,...– GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, getting the facts wrong in her attempt to compare U.S. regulations to those in other countries. According to a 2008 World Bank report, China is one of the most difficult countries in which to obtain construction permits, notes the Los Angeles Times. (via...
Vanderbilt University nondiscrimination policy... →
Millennial Generation challenges religion in... →
Really insightful stuff about the way my generation is changing the face of religious participation, organization, and identification.
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A collection of dogsh!t … possibly the best short EVER!– How one experienced CDO trader characterized the portfolio of a Citigroup CDO called Class V Funding III, according to a SEC complaint. Citigroup agreed to pay $285 million this week to settle charges that it misled the CDO’s investors. (Find out why that settlement may have been a sweet deal for...
I don’t like it, but there it is. … If they think it’s too complicated, they...– Former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, commenting to the New York Times on how the proprietary trading ban he originally proposed to rein in banks’ risk-taking — once a simple 3-page letter to the president — has ballooned into 298 pages of complex regulations after Wall Street firms lobbied for many...