I just finished John Cassidy's How Markets Fail. It's one of the best books on economic history and market bubbles I've ever read. Highly recommended. [more]
From Michael Lewis's book The Big Short:
"A home without equity is just a rental with debt."
"50 percent of Americans said they wished they could vote every member of Congress out of office irrespective of party."
Greece has 580 "dangerous" jobs where workers are guaranteed early retirement at age 50 (for women) and 55 (for men). Among these daredevil professions: [more]
From the NYT:
"Meanwhile taxi drivers stayed off the job for a second day, protesting changes that would oblige them to issue receipts, keep account books and pay tax according to their income."
Pay taxes according to income? HOW DARE THEY.