Tag PDFs that Need OCR - EagleFiler AppleScripts - EagleFiler
When importing from a scanner, you might not have run your OCR program before importing the scanned document into EagleFiler. This script looks at the records that you’ve selected and tags any PDF files that have not yet been run through OCR, so that you can do so, e.g. using the OCR With PDFpen script
Mac  scripts  OCR  apps  tips  Evernote 
september 2015
Xwavesoft - Cloud Outliner 2
Hierarchy, styling, notes, numbernig, checkboxes
Organize and protect your outlines
Light and Dark themes
Export to PDF, OPML, or Plain Text
Sync with Evernote and iCloud
iPhone  apps 
september 2015
TabLauncher
TabLauncher helps finding and launching your favorite programs, web pages, folders, or any type of files in a fast and easy way. Taking up fewer resources as possible, and allowing you to personalize the appearance in many ways, by changing colors, images, transparency, animations, and many other options to make it blend in with your desktop. -- $3.99 can be bought from app site -- a "lite" version with most functionality, just limited capacity, available
OSX  Mac  apps 
september 2015
One Way Sync
Safely create mirrors of folders in a simple and quick way. This tool will sync in only one way, this means the source directory will not be changed and only the destination directory will be affected.
apps  OSX  Mac  Pocket  backups  Dropbox  Dropbox-sync  from pocket
september 2015
This Is The App To Use When All Else Fails To Recover An iPhone Backup | Mac360
The best way was to erase and restore but the restore just would not work. We shopped around the web for backup and restore utilities. The third one we tried is appropriately titled iPhone Data Recovery for Mac. It wasn’t cheap but we were desperate. This is the kind of utility you want when the iPhone won’t restore from a backup or cannot be backed up.
iPhone  backups  apps 
september 2015
How Mac, iPhone, And iPad Users Deserve Something Nice And Synced | Mac360
Nice Clipboard on the Mac resides in the background, constantly monitoring what you copy or cut to the Mac’s clipboard, then copies it to the library, and then synchronizes what you copied to iPhone or iPad using iCloud.

This is one of those nifty utilities that, once you set it up, just works. Whatever you copy or cut on your Mac will show up on your iPhone or iPad a few minutes later.
apps  iPhone  Mac  OSX 
september 2015
Why Your NAS is Slow - ChronoSync Tech Notes
The basic reason that you might not achieve optimal performance is that your Mac and your NAS do not speak the same language when it comes to storing files. Mac OS historically has had "special needs" when it comes to storing and managing files. This dates all the way back to the original Macintosh in 1984. While other filesystems would store little more than a filename and timestamp for each file, the Macintosh has always wanted to store much more. Information such as custom icon, color label, the character set used to name the file — even the location that the file appeared in a Finder window — were all stored with each file. This extra metadata was something other filesystems had no need to store and thus made no effort to accommodate. This always put Macintosh file storage at odds with the rest of the world.
Mac  backups  apps  tips  file_management  OSX 
september 2015
VoodooPad from Plausible Labs
iOS
VoodooPad for iOS is the mobile little brother to VoodooPad. If you need a wiki on your iOS device, this is the app you want. While not quite as powerful as its older sibling- VoodooPad for iOS does all the things you need, including syncing via Dropbox.
iPhone  OSX  Mac  apps 
september 2015
Taskmator
Taskmator takes full advantage of the latest iOS 7 technologies, gives you speedy, powerful tools that let you more productive. You'll get started in no time, entering and organizing your tasks, notes, or projects. Once your notes/tasks/projects are ready, access them anywhere with dropbox, send them to Pages, Microsoft Word, or Evernote, email, print, share, archive them - all right from Taskmator.

KEY FEATURES:
•Each element of UI (User Interface) is built for iOS 7
•Paper-like user experience
•Type your lists into Taskmator and each line is formatted into a Project, Task, or Note
•Distraction-free writing
•Support outlining, planning, scheduling
•Powerful search and filtering using live search method
•Untethered sync to Dropbox.com
•Full support of Mac OS X app TaskPaper
•Full support of third party app TextExpander Touch (latest SDK integration)
•Organize notes, tasks, or projects by tags
•Customize secondary keyboard keys, themes, fonts, icons, tags, file extension to create your own environment
apps  iPhone  Mac  OSX 
september 2015
About PuppyFind.com
If you are looking for a puppy…Select "Find a Puppy" from the menu bar above. If you know the breed, just type it into the “Search by Keyword” box. Don’t worry about the spelling – anything close will do the trick. Alternatively, you may browse breeds listed alphabetically. Click on the photo or the name of the breed for more information. When you find a breed that interests you, click “Puppies for Sale” to view current listings. When you find the perfect puppy, select "Contact..." to make purchase arrangements. Puppy prices generally include air shipping, crate and veterinarian checkup. Click here for questions you should ask your breeder, and tips for buying safe over the Internet.
personal  dogs 
september 2015
CSV Touch
CSV Touch is a simple application for reading CSV files from a local cache on your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad. The first line in the CSV file should contain the column titles, and using that every row in the file is then treated as an item; you can sort the items, live search in them, and customize which columns should be visible and sortable.

You can also have live links inside your files which when clicked will open Safari, create a mail, or start a phone call; see Linking for more details about how to use this. Similarly, if you reference pictures stored on the web, you can see these inside CSV Touch.
iPhone  bibliography  books  CSV  Mac  bookshelf  databases  research  OSX  apps 
september 2015
Branko Milanovic - All our needs are social | Global Inequality - August 2015
Branko Milanovic dismantles Harry Frankfurt's attempt to differentiate our "real" needs - where considerations of inequality purportedly aren't relevant, or even are counterproductive to our full self/realization -- and "social " needs where some consideration of correcting for those below some certain level is appropriate. It's a common but incoherent philosophical move -- I blame Rousseau!
inequality  amour_propre  economic_culture  self-interest  self-love  capabilities  inequality-opportunity  sociability  analytical_philosophy  socialization  Rousseau  bad_economics  authenticity  moral_philosophy  self-development  from instapaper
september 2015
BBEdit 11
BBEdit 11 It doesn’t suck.® BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software…
Mac  apps 
august 2015
Plutarch • Parallel Lives | LacusCurtius
The Text on LacusCurtius -- The translation is that of the Loeb Classical Library edition (Cambridge, MA and London), by Bernadotte Perrin. Dating in its entirety back to before 1923, it is in the public domain. (Details here on the copyright law involved.)
biography  etext  Plutarch  ancient_Greece  ancient_Rome  ancient_history 
august 2015
Plutarch (bio) - Livius.org
Plutarch of Chaeronea (46-c.122): influential Greek philosopher and author, well known for his biographies and his moral treatises.
ancient_Rome  biography  ancient_philosophy  ancient_history  ancient_religions  Plutarch  ancient_Greece 
august 2015
Livius - Articles on ancient history
Common categories
Roman Empire (1052)
Byzantium (345)
Greece (248)
Museums (196)
Persia (186)
Hellenistic (180)
Roman Republic (137)
Germania Inferior (136)
Greater Iran (84)
Anatolia (80)
ancient_religions  Latin_lit  Mediterranean  ancient_Near_East  ancient_history  art_history  Roman_Empire  ancient_India  Persia  ancient_Israel  ancient_Egypt  Byzantine  Roman_Republic  website  ancient_Rome  archaeology  Greek_lit  ancient_Greece 
august 2015
Filippo Titi: Descrizione delle Pitture . . . in Roma (1683, rev'd 1763)
Part of Bill Thayer's transcription of works that help get a sense of the topography of Rome in different eras and that he links to when places are referred to in his translations of texts from antiquity -- [590 pages of printed text, although no images ] Pushing the "topography" envelope rather far, but Filippo Titi's Pitture, Sculture e Architetture esposte al pubblico in Roma (1683, as revised by Giovanni Bottari in 1763) was for many years the standard guide to the monuments of Rome, does indeed cover hundreds of places within the City, and may be considered a primary source on its Baroque art: topography it is, then; and some will find it useful. Includes a linked index to nearly 1000 artists and the works they left in Rome. -- an example of the sort of "guidebook " that Bolingbroke might have used for his Grand Tour
Bolingbroke  17thC  architecture-churches  18thC  architecture  Rome  guidebooks  books  art_history  baroque  etext  painting  Grand_Tour  sculpture  travel  Counter-Reformation 
august 2015
Oeuvres complètes - VAUVENARGUES | Éditions CODA
Mort à trente-deux ans après de longues souffrances, Vauvenargues (1715-1747) est l’un des premiers et des plus intègres représentants des Lumières. Issu de la noblesse de Provence, c’est celle du cœur et des aspirations qu’il admire. Il affirme la bonté de la Nature et du cœur. Il prône le culte des grandes passions, l’amour, et surtout l’amitié, persuadé que l’instinct de l’homme, quand la raison et le cœur le guident, est orienté vers le bien. Homme de haute culture, il méprise les valeurs qu’il voit en œuvre autour de lui et qui nous sont restées largement contemporaines : la sordide habileté, le culte de l’argent, le cynisme, l’idôlatrie de l’apparence, le snobisme et la trahison. Admiré, entre autres, par Mirabeau et Voltaire, avec qui il entretient une passionnante correspondance, Vauvenargues demeure l’incarnation littéraire d’une qualité précieuse entre toutes : la noblesse naturelle de l’esprit.
French_language  French_Enlightenment  Pascal  free_will  Spinozism  Vauvenargues  intellectual_history  Voltaire  books  18thC 
august 2015
DDOT Special Tree Removal Permit | ddot
The Urban Forest Preservation Act of 2002 requires permits for the removal or replacement of Special Trees (which are over 55 inches in circumference), and establishes a Tree Fund to plant trees and defray costs associated with this act. -- By: DDOT - Phone: (202) 671-5133 - Location: 55 M Street, SE, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20003 -- Related Documents (1) Summary of Special Tree Removal Application and Permit Process (2) Street Tree vs. Special Tree (3) How to Obtain a Special Tree Removal Permit (4) Urban Forest Preservation Act of 2002 -- downloaded pdfs to Note
home  personal  DC_gov  downloaded 
august 2015
DDOT PERMIT SYSTEM - PERMIT ONLINE
This online system enables home owners, tenants, and businesses alike to apply for the specific type of public space occupancy, construction, excavation, annual or rental permit required for use of the public space within the District of Columbia. Whether you need to occupy metered and unmetered curbside parking, sidewalk, alley or travel lane areas for your activity or construction related work, TOPS will work for you. If you are a developer or are in need of a zoning plan review through the Development Review Branch, TOPS will work for you as well. Once registered, the system makes it easy for you to log into your account anytime to apply for a permit, edit your application, upload plans electronically, or check the status of your application.
home  personal  DC_gov 
august 2015
Stephan Stiller - English is a Dialect of Germanic; or, The Traitors to Our Common Heritage | Language Log September 2013
Of course, some words here don't really exist in German, but this mirrors the situation of a speaker of Cantonese in Hong Kong. To match up German with Cantonese and English with Mandarin works on so many levels (I won't explain now), but to better illustrate the situation to a native speaker of English, let's flip things around and proceed to … Scenario B: Imagine a situation where all speakers of English are required to employ German for written communication. The sentence "my parents have acquired a pet" is, in correct German, the following: "Meine Eltern haben ein Haustier erworben." Now when native speakers of English talk amongst each other, they still say: "My parents (have)² acquired a pet." but they're not allowed to write such a vulgar thing! Instead they only ever encounter German in prestigious newspapers. They are also taught, in school, to read aloud the German sentence as: "My elders have a house deer ur-wharven."
dialectic  language-national  Pocket  English-language  language-politics  language-history  linguistics  dialectic-historical  Chinese-language  from pocket
august 2015
The Humble Petition of WHO and WHICH
August 23, 2015 @ 7:23 am · Filed by Mark Liberman under Humor, Usage
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In 1711, long before E.B. White over-interpreted the Fowler…
Steele  17thC  language-history  18thC  English-language  from instapaper
august 2015
Geoffrey Pullman - A Rule Which Will Live in Infamy – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education - December 2012
Grammar snobs trying to show off their linguistic rectitude by playing gotcha with an invented rule that never matched educated usage; copy editors slaving away trying to enforce it; Microsoft Word blindly putting wavy green underlining under every relative which not preceded by a comma. What a senseless waste of time and energy.
Instapaper  English-language  grammar  from instapaper
august 2015
Michelle Goldberg - Can Hillary Clinton Win Over the Left? | The Nation - August 2015
Earlier this year, Buzzfeed uncovered a 1979 television interview with Hillary Clinton—then Hillary Rodham—who had just become first…
Clinton_Administration  Clinton_Hillary  Democrats-Southern  left-wing  Instapaper  feminism  Democrats  elections-2016  from instapaper
august 2015
Brad DeLong - Liberal Activism!: Federal Reserve Jackson Hole 2015 Weblogging Edition
Roundup of arguments against raising interest rates, starting with Summers. Krugman sees a split among the MIT-educated crowd of whether you're an insider with e.g. the Fed and IMF or an outsider like Summers and Krugman. Brad speculates it may be a combination of (1) Krugman's theory that "everybody wants to be Paul Volker" so wants "normalized" interest rates so they can (try to) conduct "normal" economic policy and (2) the Fed especially, being immersed in views coming from the banking sector, which still has significant input. He turns to a study from the Boston Fed -- Roger T. Johnson: Historical Beginnings: The Federal Reserve: "On June 23, 1913, President Wilson appeared before a joint session of Congress and presented his program... -- which goes into the gory details of the intense organized opposition to the creation of the Fed from the banks, and the structures that gave banks important ownership and policy influence. Downloaded pdf of Johnson study to Note
Instapaper  US_politics  economic_policy  monetary_policy  Fed  Congress  banking  lobbying  interest_rates  regulatory_capture  Krugman  Summers  downloaded 
august 2015
The Omaha Platform: Launching the Populist Party | History Matters - US History Survey - GMU
Although historians often speak of a “Populist movement” in the 1880s, it wasn’t until 1892 that the People’s or Populist Party was formally organized. The Omaha Platform, adopted by the founding convention of the party on July 4, 1892, set out the basic tenets of the Populist movement. The movement had emerged out of the cooperative crusade organized by the Farmer’s Alliance in the 1880s. The preamble was written by Minnesota lawyer, farmer, politician, and novelist Ignatius Donnelly. Delegates to the convention embraced the platform with great enthusiasm. Many of the specific proposals urged by the Omaha Platform—the graduated income tax, the secret ballot, the direct election of Senators, the eight-hour day—won enactment in the progressive and New Deal eras of the next century. Yet at least one historian has argued that the fundamental cooperative and democratic spirit of the agrarian radicals was lost along the way.
etexts  US_history  19thC  20thC  populism  parties  agrarian_interests  US_politics  reform-political  Progressive_Era  New_Deal  labor_standards  tax_policy  US_constitution  movements-political  democracy  representative_institutions  Gilded_Age  website 
august 2015
Jeet Heer - Sex, Economics, and Austerity | The American Prospect - 2013
John Maynard Keynes was the sexiest economist who ever lived. This might seem like half-hearted praise since in our mind’s eye the typical economist appears as… On the decades of right-wing attacks on Keynes and Keynesianism using sexual "immorality" as linked to purported moral failings of Keynes' policy responses from Versailles onward.
article  Instapaper  intellectual_history  intellectual_history-distorted  20thC  21stC  Keynes  Keynesianism  economic_history  economic_theory  macroeconomics  Great_Depression  right-wing  neoconservatism  fiscal_policy  budget_deficit  austerity  economics-and-morality  from instapaper
august 2015
Linda Colley - Acts of Union and Disunion - BBC Radio 4 - 2014
3-part program timed pre referendum -- over the centuries what's united and divided Britain
1707_Union  British_politics  audio  history_of_England  Wales  British_history  Scotland  British_Empire 
august 2015
Akerlof, G.A. and Shiller, R.J.: Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception. (eBook and Hardcover)
Phishing for Phools therefore strikes a radically new direction in economics, based on the intuitive idea that markets both give and take away. Akerlof and Shiller bring this idea to life through dozens of stories that show how phishing affects everyone, in almost every walk of life. We spend our money up to the limit, and then worry about how to pay the next month’s bills. The financial system soars, then crashes. We are attracted, more than we know, by advertising. Our political system is distorted by money. We pay too much for gym memberships, cars, houses, and credit cards. Drug companies ingeniously market pharmaceuticals that do us little good, and sometimes are downright dangerous. Phishing for Phools explores the central role of manipulation and deception in fascinating detail in each of these areas and many more. It thereby explains a paradox: why, at a time when we are better off than ever before in history, all too many of us are leading lives of quiet desperation. At the same time, the book tells stories of individuals who have stood against economic trickery—and how it can be reduced through greater knowledge, reform, and regulation. -- Intro downloaded pdf to Note
financial_crisis  kindle-available  behavioral_economics  competition  downloaded  market_manipulation  markets-psychology  financial_system  pharma  accountability  books  politics-and-money  marketing  information-asymmetric  markets-dependence_on_government  disclosure  markets-failure  financial_innovation  financial_regulation 
august 2015
Accounts and holding to account | Enlightened Economist - August 2015
I *loved* Jacob Soll’s The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Making and Breaking of Nations. It gives a long historical perspective on accountancy – no, wait – and particularly its importance in literally holding leaders and politicians to account. The book’s message is that there is a constant tension between the increasing sophistication of methods of accounting to hold to account, literally, kings or powerful companies or political leaders and the scope that sophistication creates for new ways of defrauding the people or the shareholders. So the methods of accountancy need to be embedded in a culture of honest dealing.
review  economic_history  institution-building  accountability  institutional_capacity  public_finance  self-regulation  accounting  government_officials  government_finance  books  trust  financial_system  from instapaper
august 2015
Erik Loomis - Book Review: Neil Foley, Mexicans in the Making of America | LG&M - August 2015
You are here: Home » General » U.S. border agents stop Mexican immigrants crossing into United States, 1948 Neil Foley has written what I believe to be the…
Instapaper  books  reviews  US_history  19thC  20thC  Mexico  Spanish_Empire  North_America  Hispanic  social_order  demography  property_rights  status  hierarchy  labor_history  from instapaper
august 2015
Peter Radford - Economics as storytelling: McCloskey again | Real-World Economics Review Blog - August 2015
from Peter Radford
This is not new to most of you of course. You are already steeped in McCloskey’s Rhetoric. Or you ought to be. After all economists are…
rhetoric-moral_basis  economic_culture  market_fundamentalism  Instapaper  rhetoric-political  economic_theory  from instapaper
august 2015
Reading Darayavush the Great Behishtun inscription - Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality
King Darayavush says: That is why we are called Haxamanishya; from antiquity we have been noble; from antiquity has our dynasty been royal. Eight of my dynasty were kings before me; I am the ninth.… links to materials on archaeological stages of understanding this was by Darius on the Persian Empire
ancient_history  Persia  empires  archaeology  links  government-forms  monarchy 
august 2015
Cyrus the Great & Human Rights | heritageinstitute.com
» Suggested prior reading: Early Persian History. Formation of Persia and the Achaemenian Dynasty » Related reading: Cyropaedia by Xenophon Cyrus and the Creation of the Persian Empire… links to YouTube of Director of British Museum re the information inscribed on the cylinder -- compares the story as told in the Bible, from "the handwriting on the wall" through Isaiah -- it's clear that Cyrus adopted an approach to governing his far-flung empire as multicultural, multi-religious traditions -- the Jews weren't the only culture to be permitted to return to their homelands from Babylon with their gods and sacred relics -- and, with Cyrus' support, rebuild their temples and holy sites
website  links  archaeology  ancient_history  Mesapotamia  Persia  empires  religious_history  religious_culture  Judaism  Judaism-2nf_Temple  Bible-as-history  government-forms  human_rights 
august 2015
Dave Roberts - Carly Fiorina did a 4-minute riff on climate change. Everything she said was wrong.| Vox - August 2015
Fiorina is test marketing the "moderate Republican" approach to do-nothing policies on climate change -- don't look like a crazy science denialist, but after "accepting the science" provide misinformation to justify do-nothing
Pocket  US_politics  GOP  climate-denialism  climate  climate-adaptation  diplomacy-environment  US_foreign_policy  renewables  oil  coal  fiscal_policy  EPA  from pocket
august 2015
New Deal Demodrat - Do rising child care costs & stagnant wages explain the decline in the Labor Force Participation Rate? - August 2015
Sure looks like it -- may be affecting participation rate of men as well -- stay-at-home dads increasingly accepted cultural option where wife making a better salary, but the additional income from the stay-at-home spouse won't cover the child care costs, which have been rising while wages have flat-lined or fallen at the lower and lower middle class segments
Pocket  US_economy  labor_history  unemployment  work-life_balance  child_care  access_to_services  wages  labor-service_sector  from pocket
august 2015
Genius.it to Annotate the World - Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality - August 2015
Must-Read: Genius: Annotate the World: "Genius lets you add line-by-line annotations... ...to any page on the Internet. Put Genius.it/ in front of any URL (or install our Chrome extension or our…
Internet  information  knowledge_management  collaboration  research  networks-information  software  tips 
august 2015
Brad DeLong - Must-Read: Alan Beattie (FT.com): Despotic Rulers Who Display Their Muscle to Turn Back Time - August 2015
Must-Read: Alan Beattie (FT.com): Despotic Rulers Who Display Their Muscle to Turn Back Time: "Adopting inconvenient time zones for symbolic reasons begins to look like insecurity... Great pull quote -- not only Mao and India but Chavez and Franco, who adopted Berlin time!
fascism  Chinese_history  India  totalitarian  China-economy  Spain  political_culture 
august 2015
Richard Mayhew - The end of the private option | Balloon Juice - August 2015
next sixteen months, the states will have to start paying a little bit, and the expensive experiments to create Medicaid expansion without calling it Obamacare will start to bite. $10, $20, $30 million dollar state tabs for performance art will start getting expensive when a cheaper and just as effective option of traditional Medicaid expansion is available.
red_states  US_government  health_care  Obama_administration  government_agencies  Obamacare  GOP  US_politics 
august 2015
Josh Chafetz - Democracy’s Privileged Few: Legislative Privilege and Democratic Norms in the British and American Constitutions | Yale University Press - 2011
This book is the first to compare the freedoms and protections of members of the United States Congress with those of Britain’s Parliament. Placing legislative privilege in historical context, Josh Chafetz explores how and why legislators in Britain and America have been granted special privileges in five areas: jurisdictional conflicts between the courts and the legislative houses, freedom of speech, freedom from civil arrest, contested elections, and the disciplinary powers of the houses. Legislative privilege is a crucial component of the relationship between a representative body and the other participants in government, including the people. In recounting and analyzing the remarkable story of how parliamentary government emerged and evolved in Britain and how it crossed the Atlantic, Chafetz illuminates a variety of important constitutional issues, including the separation of powers, the nature of representation, and the difference between written and unwritten constitutionalism. This book will inspire in readers a much greater appreciation for the rise and triumph of democracy. -- see kindle sample
books  kindle-available  political_history  17thC  18thC  19thC  20thC  21stC  constitutions  constitutional_law  constitutional_regime  democracy  checks-and-balances  separation-of-powers  representative_institutions  political_participation  UK_Government  British_history  British_politics  British_Empire-constitutional_structure  American_colonies  US_constitution  Congress  Parliament  Parliamentary_supremacy  House_of_Commons  House_of_Lords  House_of_Representatives  constituencies  judiciary  judicial_review  exec_branch  monarchy  monarchical_republic  MPs  legal_history  legal_theory  legal_culture  legitimacy  Founders  Madison  Blackstone  Mill  prerogative  bill_of_rights  bills_of_attainder  elections-disputed  Bolingbroke 
august 2015
Steve Cecchetti and Kim Schoenholtz - Bond market liquidity: should we be worried? — Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Our bottom line is this: resilience of intermediaries and resilience of markets are mutually reinforcing. With more resilient institutions, someone is more likely to stand ready to make a market in bonds – both Treasuries and corporates – so long as the rewards are adequate. Since the less liquid a market is, the higher the return to market making will be, the more likely it is that someone will step up to trade when price moves are large. Put another way, better regulation has removed the public subsidy to trading activity that banks and others were able to capture prior to the crisis, so making markets has become more expensive and prices may have to move more than before to attract stabilizing traders. But during those periods when liquidity is particularly valuable, the rewards should exceed these higher capital and liquidity costs. We worry less, not more, because enhanced capital and liquidity requirements are making intermediaries more resilient. Tags: Corporate bonds, Bond market, Liquidity, U.S. Treasury bonds, High-frequency trading, Contagion, Systemic risk -- really good on corporate bonds and links to recent studies on the Treasury market, especially after the flash crash in October 2014 -- downloaded pdf to Note
financial_system  financial_regulation  financial_crisis  capital_markets  risk-systemic  markets-structure  HFT  liquidity  capital_adequacy  banking  broker-dealers  intermediation  corporate_finance  Dodd-Frank  downloaded 
august 2015
Jane E. Ihrig, Ellen E. Meade, Gretchen C. Weinbach - Monetary Policy 101: A Primer on the Fed's Changing Approach to Policy Implementation | US Federal Reserve Board of Governors - June 2015. - via IDEAS
The Federal Reserve conducts monetary policy in order to achieve its statutory mandate of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates as prescribed by the Congress and laid out in the Federal Reserve Act. For many years prior to the financial crisis, the FOMC set a target for the federal funds rate and achieved that target through purchases and sales of securities in the open market. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, with a superabundant level of reserve balances in the banking system having been created as a result of the Federal Reserve's large scale asset purchase programs, this approach to implementing monetary policy will no longer work. This paper provides a primer on the Fed's implementation of monetary policy. We use the standard textbook model to illustrate why the approach used by the Federal Reserve before the financial crisis to keep the federal funds rate near the FOMC's target will not work in current circumstances, and explain the approach that the Committee intends to use instead when it decides to begin raising short-term interest rates. -- downloaded pdf to Note
US_economy  financial_system  Fed  central_banks  monetary_policy  interest_rates  money_market  banking  GSEs  institutional_investors  NBFI  downloaded 
august 2015
Steve Cecchetti and Kim Schoenholtz - How the Fed will tighten — Money, Banking and Financial Markets - August 2015
So, as the FOMC moves to “normalize” monetary policy after years of extraordinary accommodation – eventually raising the federal funds rate to their projected long-run norm of nearly 4% – how, precisely, will the Fed tighten monetary policy? The answer is that the mechanics will be fundamentally different from previous Fed tightening cycles. While the nature of the prospective policy tools will be familiar to long-time specialists, their use will be radically different. As a result, the chapter on Fed operations in money and banking textbooks (including ours) will once again be substantially amended to explain this new framework to the next generation of students aiming to understand the U.S. central bank. This post summarizes why the Fed’s policy mechanics must change and the basics of how the operating framework will function going forward. For those interested in a more detailed version of this discussion, Fed researchers Ihrig, Meade, and Weinbach recently published an excellent primer that is likely to be a reference for years to come. Tags: Federal Reserve, Policy tools, Policy mechanics, Repo, Reverse repo, ON RRP, Term RRP, Term deposit, IOER, IORR, Interest on reserves, GSEs -- downloaded page as pdf to Note
US_economy  financial_system  Fed  central_banks  monetary_policy  interest_rates  money_market  banking  GSEs  institutional_investors  NBFI  downloaded 
august 2015
Steve Cecchetti and Kim Schoenholtz - Bond market liquidity: should we be worried? - August 2015
Very nice analysis -- the point re illiquid corporates can't be made often enough in response to the whining. And the HFT looks like a potentially bigger problem than higher capital requirements pushing the big boys out of the dealer business. The NY Fed and Treasury are constantly monitoring the primary and secondary markets in the only stuff that matters and have tools to improve things if needed.
Pocket  financial_regulation  capital_markets  bond_markets  money_market  capital_adequacy  market-makers  markets-structure  Fed  liquidity  corporate_finance  from pocket
august 2015
Frances Coppola - Never mind Greece, look at Venezuela - August 2015
Both the old elites and the populists have horrifically mismanaged the economy -- cursed by oil
Pocket  sovereign_debt  inflation  Latin_America  fiscal_policy  oil_price  FX-misalignment  from pocket
august 2015
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Maurice Obstfeld - Understanding past and future financial crises | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal
Summary of their long paper, see bookmark -- Reposted 21 July 2015 - What explains the different effects of the crisis around the world? This column compares the 2007–09 crisis to earlier episodes of banking, currency, and sovereign debt distress and identifies domestic-credit booms and real currency appreciation as the most significant predictors of future crises, in both advanced and emerging economies. It argues these results could help policymakers determine the need for corrective action before crises hit. -- downloaded pdf to Note
paper  economic_history  20thC  financial_crisis  emerging_markets  capital_flows  credit_booms  leverage  business_cycles  FX-rate_management  FX  Great_Recession  bibliography  links  downloaded 
august 2015
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas and Maurice Obstfeld - Stories of the 20thC for the 21stC | CEPR via Ideas.repec.org
A key precursor of twentieth-century financial crises in emerging and advanced economies alike was the rapid buildup of leverage. Those emerging economies that avoided leverage booms during the 2000s also were most likely to avoid the worst effects of the twenty-first century’s first global crisis. A discrete-choice panel analysis using 1973-2010 data suggests that domestic credit expansion and real currency appreciation have been the most robust and significant predictors of financial crises, regardless of whether a country is emerging or advanced. For emerging economies, however, higher foreign exchange reserves predict a sharply reduced probability of a subsequent crisis. -- enormous lit review bibliography, see references links on Ideas page -- downloaded pdf to Note
paper  economic_history  20thC  financial_crisis  emerging_markets  capital_flows  credit_booms  leverage  business_cycles  FX-rate_management  FX  Great_Recession  bibliography  links  downloaded 
august 2015
Giuseppe Guarino - response to James K. Galbraith re the "Maastricht coup" thesis - The Future of Europe | The American Prospect - August 2015
Professor Giuseppe Guarino, dean of constitutional scholars and the author of a striking small book (called The Truth about Europe and the Euro: An Essay, available here) on the European treaties and the Euro. Professor Guarino's thesis is the following: “On 1st January 1999 a coup d'état was carried out against the EU member states, their citizens, and the European Union itself. The 'coup' was not exercised by force but by cunning fraud... by means of Regulation 1466/97... The role assigned to the growth objective by the Treaty (Articles 102A, 103 and 104c), to be obtained by the political activity of the member states... is eliminated and replaced by an outcome, namely budgetary balance in the medium term.” -- downloaded pdf from Guarino's site to Note
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august 2015
Tim O'Reilly - The WTF Economy
We need a focused, high-level conversation about the deep ways in which computers and their ilk are transforming how we do business, how we work, and how we live. Just about everyone’s asking WTF? (“What the F***?” but also, more charitably “What’s the future?”) That’s why I’m launching a new event called Next:Economy (What’s The Future of Work?), to be held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco Nov 12 and 13, 2015. My goal is to shed light on the transformation in the nature of work now being driven by algorithms, big data, robotics, and the on-demand economy.
politics-and-technology  careers  Tech/Culture  labor  global_economy  gig_economy  state-and-technology  Labor_markets  globalization  education-continuing  conference  tech-mobile_phones  Pocket  labor_standards  education-training  from pocket
august 2015
Brad DeLong - That Friedrich von Hayek Was Inconsistent and That Milton Friedman Was Running a Con on His Ideological Allies - August 2015 (replay)
That Friedrich von Hayek Was Inconsistent and That Milton Friedman Was Running a Con on His Ideological Allies Are Not to Their Benefit : Hoisted from the Archives from Two Years Ago
Hayek  Friedman_Milton  intellectual_history-distorted  Pocket  from pocket
august 2015
Brad DeLong - "We Always Thanked Robert Lucas for Giving Us a... Monopoly" Over Valuable Macroeconomics - August 2015
Brad collects a host of links (articles and Mankiew paper) on Lawrence Meyer's career from the central bank to his macro modeling firm, where he claims that macro theory got sidetracked by Lucas and co. for decades. And the workhorses for both private sector and central bank forecasting was building out the Keynesianism circa 1970. And he made a fortune since the academic economists had disappeared down the rabbit hole. Downloaded Greg M's paper which is brutally blunt about the intellectual waste - even New Keynesian models he works on got excessively diverted with the rational expectations, etc nonsense.
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august 2015
Paul Romer - Solow’s Choice ("After the Phillips Curve" Conference) | August 2015
Several economists, including Brad DeLong and Paul Krugman, have commented on how macroeconomics developed in the late 1970s. There are many points on which we… Romer's post us a very useful illustration of how the myths of the New Classical "Revolution" by Lucas and Sargent were formulated and maintained. Even Romer, who has only recently seen the light that the "freshwater" folks are not playing by the rules of scientific inquiry, can still place the "who started it" blame on the "saltwater" folks by singling out Solow’s refusal to accept the starting assumptions of Lucas et al, since he found them (as they have proven to be after 3+decades) prima facia absurd. The text Romer highlights as Solow’s failure to follow "the rules of Science" by being sarcastic, is for anyone who didn't believe the "freshwater" version of history, not appallingly dismissive, but a mild and mostly respectful response to the hysterical attacks that were even at the time demonstrably false (and enormously disrespectful). It's Romer's "critical moment" when the "freshwater" guys left the path of scientific integrity. But it was precisely the extreme denigration and open rejection of the macroeconomic mainstream that the "freshwater" school used as its rhetorical stance in order to launch its attempt to monopolize macroeconomics -- their insistence on their own purity, untainted by mainstream macro. It was exclusive and cultish from the get-go. And though Romer is reporting on his "close reading" of the texts from the conference where the Revolution was announced and Solow pushed back, Romer can't see what he's reading because he filters it all through the myth. Downloaded pdf of conference papers to Note
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august 2015
Timothy W. Guinnane -A pragmatic approach to external debt: The write-down of Germany’s debts in 1953 | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal -13 August 2015
Greece’s crisis has invited comparisons to the 1953 London Debt Agreement, which ended a long period of German default on external debt. This column suggests that looking back, the 1953 agreement was unnecessarily generous given that Germany’s rapid growth lightened the debt repayment burden. Unfortunately for Greece, the motivations driving the 1953 agreement are nearly entirely absent today. -- downloaded pdf to Note
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august 2015
Arvind Subramanian - How the IMF Failed Greece | Project Syndicate August 2015
Grexit should have been on the menu as a realistic option, properly supported with financing the transition, instead of the horrifying unknown for Greece and the Eurozone. Better start planning, since it's likely to come up again, certainly for Greece and possibly other EZ members.
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august 2015
David Glaser - Romer v. Lucas | Uneasy Money - August 13 2015
If the social functions of science were being efficiently discharged, this rather obvious replacement of problem solving by question begging would not have escaped effective challenge and opposition. But Lucas was able to provide cover for this substitution by persuading the profession to embrace his microfoundational methodology, while offering irresistible opportunities for professional advancement to younger economists who could master the new analytical techniques that Lucas and others were rapidly introducing, thereby neutralizing or coopting many of the natural opponents to what became modern macroeconomics. So while Romer considers the conquest of MIT by the rational-expectations revolution, despite the opposition of Robert Solow, to be evidence for the advance of economic science, I regard it as a sign of the social failure of science to discipline a regressive development driven by the elevation of technique over substance.
prices  sociology_of_knowledge  sociology_of_science  neoclassical_economics  Keynesianism  RBC  economic_models  macroeconomics  Kuhn  Romer  Laktos  economic_theory  Solow  New_Keynesian  sociology_of_science_&_technology  equilibrium  microfoundations  rational_expectations  mathematization  from instapaper
august 2015
Brad DeLong - Why I Try Not to Blather About China: My Visualization of the Cosmic All Is Incomplete - August 2015
Brad illustrates why he's periodically thought China was going to blow up, and where in his mental model, he tries to update his assumptions, without apparent improvement in understanding the next round when he expects China to blow up but it doesn't -- responding to recent Brookings paper
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august 2015
Liam Hogan - The Myth of “Irish Slaves” in the Colonies (2015) | - Academia.edu
Recent years have seen the marked growth of the “Irish slaves” narrative, which is itself a subset of the “white slavery” myth. This myth has always existed in ultranationalist and white supremacist circles, and their promotion of it frequently occurs on social media. The myth has recently gone viral, partly due to the decision by popular newspapers and websites to endorse a spurious “Irish Slave Trade” article that conflates indentured servitude or forced labour with chattel slavery. Surprisingly, this claim has gone relatively unchallenged in the public domain, thus this paper will analyse its veracity. -- Research Interests: Irish Studies, Mythology, Slavery, Nationalism, History of Slavery, and 3 more -- downloaded pdf to Note
paper  Academia.edu  17thC  18thC  British_history  British_Empire  Ireland-English_exploitation  West_Indies  North_America  American_colonies  colonialism  legal_history  slavery-Africans  slavery  slavery-law  property  Irish_migration  Ireland  racism  social_history  status  plantations  planters  national_tale  nationalism  white_supremacy  US_politics  US_politics-race  downloaded 
august 2015
Jenny Shaw - Everyday Life in the Early English Caribbean: Irish, Africans, and the Construction of Difference (2013) | UGA Press
Set along both the physical and social margins of the British Empire in the second half of the 17thC, ...explores the construction of difference through the everyday life of colonial subjects. Shaw examines how marginalized colonial subjects — Irish and Africans — contributed to these processes. By emphasizing their everyday experiences Shaw makes clear that each group persisted in its own cultural practices; Irish and Africans also worked within — and challenged—the limits of the colonial regime. Shaw’s research demonstrates the extent to which hierarchies were in flux in the early modern Caribbean, allowing even an outcast servant to rise to the position of island planter, and underscores the fallacy that racial categories of black and white were the sole arbiters of difference in the early English Caribbean. The everyday lives of Irish and Africans are obscured by sources constructed by elites. Through her research, Shaw overcomes the constraints such sources impose by pushing methodological boundaries to fill in the gaps, silences, and absences that dominate the historical record. By examining legal statutes, census material, plantation records, travel narratives, depositions, interrogations, and official colonial correspondence, as much for what they omit as for what they include, Everyday Life in the Early English Caribbean uncovers perspectives that would otherwise remain obscured. This book encourages readers to rethink the boundaries of historical research and writing and to think more expansively about questions of race and difference in English slave societies.
books  kindle-available  17thC  British_history  British_Empire  West_Indies  colonialism  Irish_migration  indentured_labor  slavery  slavery-Africans  cultural_history  cultural_transmission  social_history  hierarchy  elite_culture  historiography  race 
august 2015
Aubrey Gwynn - Indentured Servants and Negro Slaves in Barbados (1642-1650) | JSTOR - Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review Vol. 19, No. 74 (Jun., 1930)
Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, Vol. 19, No. 74 (Jun., 1930), pp. 279-294, Published by: Irish Province of the Society of Jesus -- describes contents of a memoir of 3 years in West Indies, Barbados by a returned "gentleman adventurer", published in 1653 and reissued without dedicatiry material 1673 -- trained in engraving, architecture so detailed descriptions as well as drawings -- deals with topography, natural history, planter society with all the different countries of origin, classes, and the sugar industry from the slaves in fields to the machinery -- didn't download
article  jstor  17thC  economic_history  social_history  Atlantic  West_Indies  labor_history  English_Civil_War  plantations  planters  sugar  slavery  indentured_labor  British_history  British_Empire  Ireland-English_exploitation  Irish_migration  memoirs  publishing 
august 2015
Leeper, Traum, Walker - Clearing Up the Fiscal Multiplier Morass: Prior and Posterior Analysis | NBER Working Paper July 2015
Eric M. Leeper, Nora Traum, Todd B. Walker -- NBER Working Paper No. 21433 -- We use Bayesian prior and posterior analysis of a monetary DSGE model, extended to include fiscal details and two distinct monetary-fiscal policy regimes, to quantify government spending multipliers in U.S. data. The combination of model specification, observable data, and relatively diffuse priors for some parameters lands posterior estimates in regions of the parameter space that yield fresh perspectives on the transmission mechanisms that underlie government spending multipliers. Posterior mean estimates of short-run output multipliers are comparable across regimes—about 1.4 on impact—but much larger after 10 years under passive money/active fiscal than under active money/passive fiscal—means of 1.9 versus 0.7 in present value. -- quelle surprise
paper  paywall  NBER  fiscal_policy  monetary_policy  monetary_policy-effectiveness  countercyclical_policy 
august 2015
Thomas Palley » The US Economy: Explaining Stagnation and Why It Will Persist - August 2015
The US Economy: Explaining Stagnation and Why It Will Persist
This paper examines the major competing interpretations of the economic crisis in the US and explains the rebound of neoliberal orthodoxy. It shows how US policymakers acted to stabilize and save the economy, but failed to change the underlying neoliberal economic policy model. That failure explains the emergence of stagnation, which is likely to endure. Current economic conditions in the US smack of the mid-1990s. The 1990s expansion proved unsustainable and so will the current modest expansion. However, this time it is unlikely to be followed by financial crisis because of the balance sheet cleaning that took place during the last crisis. -- downloaded pdf to Note
paper  US_economy  stagnation  macroeconomics  financial_crisis  Great_Recession  neoliberalism  downloaded 
august 2015
Pier Giovanni Guzzo - Pompéi italique et sa structuration urbaine - Techniques et économies de la Méditerranée antique - Collège de France - 24 novembre 2014
Pier Giovanni Guzzo -- Professeur, ancien surintendant de l'archéologie de l'Emilie-Romagne de la Calabre, de Pompéi et de Naples, Membre du conseil de direction de l'Istituto Nazionale di Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte -- 24 novembre 2014 16:00 -- Conférencier invité -- Salle 2 - Marcelin Berthelot
video  lecture  Collège_deFrance  archaeology  ancient_Rome  Pompeii  economic_history  urbanization  Mediterranean  ancient_history  antiquity  antiquity-economics  historical_sociology 
august 2015
CONFÉRENCES MARC BLOCH -- EHESS - Annual lecture series | Canal-U
CONFÉRENCES MARC BLOCH -- Chaque année depuis 1979, l’EHESS invite au mois de juin une personnalité étrangère ou française à prononcer une conférence qui rassemble, dans le grand amphithéâtre de la Sorbonne, les personnels de l’École et leurs invités. Ce cycle de conférences rend hommage à Marc Bloch, fondateur en 1929, avec Lucien Febvre, des Annales d’histoire économique et sociale – la revue autour de laquelle s’est noué le réseau d’historiens à l’origine de la VIe Section de l’École pratique des hautes études, devenue en 1975 l’EHESS.
video  lecture  French_language  social_theory  social_sciences  social_sciences-post-WWII  Annales  history_of_science  history_of_book  sociology_of_knowledge  historiography 
august 2015
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