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Joel Thorson is a a software engineer who lives in Portland, OR. Before tackling software he was an English major, taxi driver and newspaper journalist, moonlighted as a bouncer at a Moebius strip club, apprenticed as a quantum mechanic, and ran a muck for a mucking company. His views are not necessarily those of his employer, and vice versa.
Osama's Doomsday Machine
The Sage of Omaha's 2003 warning about "Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction" fell on deaf ears -- or did it? What if someone was listening after all -- someone who doesn't like us very much?
Wrong time for populist push-back
If Congressional Democrats get the Paulson rescue package wrong, they could get the blame for something much worse then anything we've seen so far
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Bank "shocked, shocked" to find gambling taking place in its casino
Could it be that the unchecked growth of the international derivatives market over the last six years might just bring down the entire global banking system? Could it be that a little regulation might have helped avoid the catastrophe? The Swiss bank that made it all possible is having second thoughts.