As this Year of Our Discontent slowly grinds into the (less-than) festive season, a collection of unintended consequences that have occurred in the last 12 months.
- From regulatory hands-off to Madoff (dedicated to the SEC).
- From a home to call your own to Home Alone (dedicated to the sub-prime market).
- From a bull in China to a bull in a china shop (dedicated to believers in perpetual motion).
- From full of ships to a ship of fools (dedicated to the shipping bubble).
- From copper to cropper (dedicated to the commodity bubble).
- From dear oil to oil, oh dear! (dedicated to Peak Oil - in capitals - and Goldman's analyst who called for $200/bbl).
- From laissez-faire to less-is-fair (dedicated to salary cuts, forced vacations and the job market in general).
- From Friedman to Friedman (dedicated to Milton and Thomas, respectively).
- From BRIC to bric-a-brac (dedicated to developing economies).
- From the yen carry trade to the carry-out counter (dedicated to spread indigestion).
- From correlation trades to poor relations (dedicated to money for nothing).
- From Credit Default Swaps to Schweppes Club Soda (dedicated to indigestible free lunches).
Yours truly is going to abstain from posting for a few days, concentrating instead on friends, family, food and drink - not necessarily in that order. Toodles..
And a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too. (And that applies to everyone who reads/posts here.)ReplyDelete
You too Okie Lawyer, enjoy your posts.ReplyDelete
Thank you Hel for a year of great writing. Yours are the posts we look forward to the most.
Best wishes for the season - to all.ReplyDelete
God bless us, everyoneReplyDelete
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone here.ReplyDelete
Hellarious, Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & a Bright and Happy New Year, Ya hear!! :0)ReplyDelete
Great post today!!
Merry Christmas everyone.ReplyDelete
And a particular thanks to Hell for hosting a wonderful Saloon
Christmas greetings and Christmas blessings to all on this most insighful forum.ReplyDelete
Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig 2009.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the season, everyone!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you Hell, and everyone who post their comments. Sometimes I feel like I'm reading a Ron Sterling book, but it' not..it's real life...God Bless.ReplyDelete
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Merry belated Christamas to everyone on this site.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Hell, for your insights.
I rarely understand very much, but you are patient with my philosophical bent.
Cheers to all.
From: Hell-as-IOUS, to: Hell, IOU (I really do "owe you" thanks for all of your insight.)ReplyDelete
All the best this holiday season, Rich Hartmann (A.K.A. Miss America - from the RGE)
WTF was that??ReplyDelete
Behold! The power of SPAM!ReplyDelete
That's nothing; some of the spam postings on prior threads approach 100 clicks down the page, literally thousands of lines.ReplyDelete
I wish Hel could come up with a solution.
A Happy New Year 2009 to you Hells !! And thanks once again for the terrific insight you provide !!ReplyDelete
Happy new year to everyone here. I hope the new year brings everyone happiness and prosperity.ReplyDelete
The representatives definitely put me on a path towards personal stability. Thank you for the help.ReplyDelete
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"Crass keynesianism" completely going the wrong way?ReplyDelete