Weekend reading

Some pieces to keep you out of trouble over the upcoming (and ironically named) Independence Day weekend.

Short:

Palace Coup:
Matt Taibbi’s piece on Goldman Sucks. [Rolling Stone]

We Are Devo:
Charlie Smith, Domino Devolutions: Credit, Assets, Spending, Taxes, Jobs [Of Two Minds]

Preview of coming attractions:
Alt-A and Option ARM Economic Disaster Update: California Solution? Workout 3,430 Alt-A loans in March. Good Job. All we have is an additional 643,000 Alt-A Loans in the State. At this Rate it will take us 15 years to Modify or Alter all Alt-A Loans. [Dr. Housing Bubble]

Say it ain’t so, Matt:
Goldman Sucks and their tool Drudge [GoldmanSucksRules]

Hope[tm] for service-sector droids:
The Case for Working With Your Hands [NYT]

When Meddlesome Bureacrats and Masters of the Universe COLLIDE!
Treasury/ESF Interference In US Free Markets (Draft), by Eric deCarbonnel [Market Skeptics]

Long (ish):

It’s Over, It’s Over, It’s OOOOOOoooooooo-ver
It’s Finished, by John Lancaster [London Review of Books]

Americans Would Be Paranoid if They Knew Everyone Really Was Out to Get Them
De-Dollarization: Dismantling America’s Financial-Military Empire, by Michael Hudson

Moscow on the Hudson:
REDWASH: The untold story of the Bank of New York, global money laundering and financing of international terror [Moscow Telegraph]

The next two entries are actual books:

Oh Smedley, Smedley Butler! Where for art thou?
America’s Hidden History, The Plot To Seize The White House By Jules Archer [Information Clearing House]

From the Dept. of (the facetiously named) It Can Never Happen Here:
When Money Dies: The Nightmare of the Weimar Collapse, by ADAM FERGUSSON [Mises dot org]

[Rolling Stone
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