How Do You Say “Happy Days Are Here Again” In Mandarin?
Bill Quick

“Keep Reporting On Bright Economic Future” – China Ministry Of Truth Demands Media “Properly Interpret” Data | Zero Hedge The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. As China Digital Times … Continue reading

Don’t Worry. Be Happy. Everything Will Be Okay.
Bill Quick

Good Luck Finding a Place to Hide as Global Markets Crumble – Bloomberg Business So for now, markets have been relatively sanguine Monday as the ECB expanded the assets it would purchase as part of its stimulus, China’s government pledged … Continue reading

Greeks Bearing Gifts
Bill Quick

Greece’s Sorry Reckoning – The New York Times The effort to restore Greece to normalcy has been a failure, because of poor policies, fundamental problems in Greece’s dysfunctional state and a pitiful lack of leadership in Greece and among policy … Continue reading

Doing the Drachma Kabuki
Bill Quick

Grexit and the Eurozone: Can Greece and the EU Avoid Default? – The Atlantic The scariest quote for the world economy this week came from a member of the European Central Bank’s executive board. Asked by Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem … Continue reading

Someone else noticed

Don’t look now but ZH has come to the same conclusion I did the other day. No bubble here. Believe me though, this is not a local phenomenon confined to San Francisco. London Housing Bubble Watch. … Continue reading

Nice Big Bank You Got There, Pal – Be a Shame If Anything Happened to It
Bill Quick

Perry touts ag, border security experience BEST MOMENT: Perry drew a gush of applause by calling Dodd-Frank, the post-recession legislation that brought major changes to financial regulations, “one of the worst things that’s happened to small community banks in my … Continue reading