All it took was Tom Cruise, and Going Private is back! Once again EquityPrivate is talking about "Vegetable Capital". And it doesn't refer to this.And now, it's time to do some research ( Maybe on IBES data...).
There are a couple of Carnivals to go to. City Girl is hosting The Carnival of Personal Finance (my personal favorite is 10 Ways To Save On Beer (with beer calculator ). And the Carnival of the Capitalists is up at Gill blog. Make sure to check out Dan Melson's post on Sellers Lending to Buyers and Selling the Note and Sox First on accountants pushing to get government protection from shareholders who might want to sue them for doing bad audits.
EconLog highlights research by Hausman on WalMart. He finds that Walmart is good for economic efficiency - it cuts suppliers' margins and passes the savings along to customers, thereby driving producers closer to marginal costs. And it benefits the poor more than the rich.
I learned about another financial instrument today The Financial Times discusses the how and why of CPDOs (Constant Proportion Debt Obligations). The new products and strategies created by financial engineers never cease to amaze me.
And for a chuckle, Dan Melson at Searchlight Crusade links to a way of dealing with telemarketers I wish I'd though of.
Wednesday Link Dump
It's post-election hangover time, and it looks like the Democrats have taken the House (and possibly the Senate). So it's back to work. Here are today's links: