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Further reading | FT Alphaville

Elsewhere on Wednesday,

TFW you have become verb used to specify there should be no lying in this particular bond quoting:

Shortly after his indictment in 2013, Mr. Peters engaged in a chat session with a potential buyer about the price that would be offered for mortgage securities. The customer wrote, “Ok don’t litvak me! Go ahead with that bid.”

Guardian longread on where oil rigs go to die.

Bloomberg longread on Peter Navarro: Trump’s trade warrior is the most unpopular economist in the class.

– Wired longread on why India’s Silcon Valley — Bangalore — is dying of thirst. Featuring a water mafia and Mad Max references.

Matt Levine on the Obama speaking fee:

Investment banking is a gift economy in which banks give clients an array of thoughtful but random gifts — free financial modeling, revolving loan facilities, introductions to potential board and executive hires, the chance to meet Barack Obama — in the hopes that one day the clients will give them the massive gift of a merger advisory mandate.

– Hampton Creek (which you’ll remember from last year’s undercover project to buy up its own vegan may0) is having fundraising difficulties.

Etsy pivots from crunchy hipster to Gordon Gekko in one afternoon.

– Decrypting Hike Messenger.

– Bruegel on the global decline in the labour income share: Is capital the answer to Germany’s current account surplus?

Roger Farmer: David and Goliath, the sunspot agenda meets the MIT machine.

– News you can use: How to tell when an anonymous “White House official” is actually Steve Bannon/Kushner/Ivanka/etc.

– “I translated *that* German article concerning the May-Juncker dinner everyone’s been talking about.”

– Looking back at the (limited) lessons from the first 100 days of Reagan, George HW Bush, Clinton, George W Bush and Obama.

– “Woody Allen was seen congratulating Icahn on his film debut at a dinner with Andrew Stein at Caravaggio late last week.”

– Further watching from the FT’s Westminster blog: Car crash interviews, election edition — the hall of infamy.

– Trump voter feels betrayed by president after reading 800pgs of queer feminist theory.

– Further, further reading.


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