Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Banks fight stores on cyber-attack bills

UBS to settle allegations over precious metals trading Financial Times. Brian C: “Interesting that an actual named banker is in the hot seat for this criminal ‘settlement’ round.”

The great financial crisis: The guilty men Economist. As Lambert points out, predictably, no mention of fraud

Bitcoin Firm Head Charged in First-of-Kind Ponzi Case Bloomberg

Improving Tax Collection by Public Shaming: Evidence from Slovenia, at UC-Berkeley today as part of the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance Seminar:

 Why Innocent People Plead Guilty Jed Rakoff, New York Review of Books. Today’s must read

The hidden truth about job growth, lost amidst the statistical noise & optimists’ hopes Fabius Maximus. This is a great chart series. Circulate widely.