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I’m Renting a Dog? - Bloomberg
Can purebreds on leases democratize credit? The Nevadan behind Wags Lending thinks so.
commerce  villainy  pets  finance  leasing  wtf 
march 2017 by ignatz
Dark Money | OpenSecrets
Dark Money Groups spend millions influencing our elections without reporting where the money came from. Learn more about their growing influence.
politics  usa  villainy  finance 
april 2016 by ignatz
Mispricing derivatives a danger for real assets - FT.com
Growing dislocations between financial assets and derivatives are a symptom of increasing fragmentation in global financial markets. This poses a systemic risk which policymakers need to address. In the world of financial derivatives, strange things
money  finance  failure  villainy  banks 
january 2016 by ignatz
The mathematical equation that caused the banks to crash | Science | The Guardian
The Black-Scholes equation was the mathematical justification for trading that plunged the world's banks into catastrophe, says Ian Stewart
finance  failure  crime 
january 2016 by ignatz
CFPB Data Point: Payday Lending
report from Consumer Finance Protection Bureau on payday lending
finance  commerce  villainy  csfb  paydayloan  pdf 
march 2014 by ignatz
python sweetness — How to lose $172,222 a second for 45 minutes
This is probably the most painful bug report I’ve ever read, describing in glorious technicolor the steps leading to Knight Capital’s $465m trading loss due to a software bug that struck late last year, effectively bankrupting the company.
devops  programming  failure  engineering  finance 
october 2013 by ignatz
Big Data for the Poor - NYTimes.com
using big data and machine learning to reduce loan costs for broke people
finance  money  work  bigdata  machinelearning  loans 
july 2012 by ignatz
John Lanchester - Whoops! - YouTube
lanchester on financial collapse, 25 min, very good
finance  villainy  failure  crash 
may 2012 by ignatz
The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin | Magazine
A farmer in Massachusetts named David Forster began accepting bitcoins as payment for alpaca socks.
bitcoin  failure  commerce  finance  welp 
november 2011 by ignatz
LRB · John Lanchester · Once Greece goes…
The economic crisis in Greece is the most important thing to have happened in Europe since the Balkan wars.
economics  finance  commerce  villainy  failure 
july 2011 by ignatz
Study Says Spam Can Be Cut by Blocking Card Transactions - NYTimes.com
Most spam goes through just three processing companies, who are now known.
spam  commerce  villainy  finance  banking  uce 
may 2011 by ignatz
Cuts in California - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com - The New York Times
quick look at how screwed we are in california. not sure why it is an "interactive" feature.
via:kcetlocal  california  finance  failure  budget  news 
july 2009 by ignatz
Toys - we make money not art
art exhibit about the collapse of a fictional enron-like company
art  finance  enron  fraud  commerce  villainy 
july 2009 by ignatz
LRB · John Lanchester: It’s Finished
John Lanchester on the British side of the Great Financial Collapse
economics  finance  banking  crash  financialcrash  failure  commerce  villainy  via:acblicious 
may 2009 by ignatz
The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble - Julian Gough's website
"While I stared at the two goats I received a frantic call from my office: the arse had fallen out of it, and we had all lost everything. But who could have predicted that?"
economics  bubbles  ha  fables  goats  finance 
may 2009 by ignatz
California: The ungovernable state | The Economist
California may require a constitutional convention. That terrifies me.
california  usa  finance  government  failure  economics 
may 2009 by ignatz
Opacity
Quick Footnotes (generally working notes not interesting enough to make it to my next book) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
finance  economics  philosophy 
march 2009 by ignatz
http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/
"My major hobby is teasing people who take themselves & the quality of their knowledge too seriously & those who don’t have the courage to sometimes say: I don’t know...." The author of The Black Swan.
finance  books  economics  business  philosophy 
march 2009 by ignatz
FT.com / Comment / Analysis - Stanford’s sugar-crusted show
Good summary of the Stanford Investments fraud and regulatory failures.
finance  fraud  law  ponzischemes  financialcrash  allenstanford  sec  finra  regulation 
march 2009 by ignatz
Tools of the trade: the socio-technology of arbitrage in a Wall Street trading room
sociology paper: an "ethnology of arbitrage" from Industrial and Corporate Change
commerce  finance  sociology  money  arbitrage 
february 2009 by ignatz
Recipe for Disaster: The Formula That Killed Wall Street
For five years, Li's formula, known as a Gaussian copula function, looked like an unambiguously positive breakthrough, a piece of financial technology that allowed hugely complex risks to be modeled with more ease and accuracy than ever before
failure  commerce  finance  economics  money  math 
february 2009 by ignatz
Jonathan Jarvis » Archive » Crisis of Credit Visualized
The Crisis of Credit Visualized is an animated short that explains the economic crisis by giving it form. It is also an argument for how designers have the ability to see a complex situation, then turn around and communicate it to others.
finance  crash  visualization  design  animation 
february 2009 by ignatz
Chaos in California | The ungovernable state | The Economist
Investors sometimes say that recessions help to reveal flaws in business models. This one has exposed deep cracks in the state of California.
failure  finance  crash  california  economist  budget 
february 2009 by ignatz
20% in Los Angeles County receive public aid - Los Angeles Times
One in five Los Angeles County residents -- nearly 2.2 million people -- are receiving public assistance payments or benefits
finance  crash  losangeles  depression  economy  unemployment 
february 2009 by ignatz
dabagirls.com
The kept women of fallen bankers and their sufferings.
sex  failure  finance  crash  class  prostitution 
january 2009 by ignatz
Real Time Economics : A Chorus of Cassandras
some of the people who, to varying degrees, saw the housing bust and credit crisis coming
commerce  finance  crash  economics  cassandra  predictions  toldyouso 
january 2009 by ignatz
douglain: AGAINST SLEEP AND NIGHTMARE ON PONZI SCHEMES
Excerpt from "Against Sleep and Nightmares" on Ponzi schemes and capitalism. Pithy and smart.
commerce  villainy  finance  fraud  left  capitalism  ponzischemes 
december 2008 by ignatz
Lahde Quits Hedge Funds, Thanks `Idiots' for Success
Andrew Lahde, the hedge-fund manager who quit after posting an 870 percent gain last year, said farewell to clients in a letter that thanks stupid traders for making him rich and ends with a plea to legalize marijuana.
news  finance  villainy  commerce  financialcollapse  crash  hedgefunds  ha  cocaine 
october 2008 by ignatz
LRB · Slavoj Žižek: Don’t Just Do Something, Talk
So while it is true that we live in a society that demands risky choices, it is one in which the powerful do the choosing, while others do the risking.
zizek  politics  economics  usa  crash  finance  commerce  markets  left 
october 2008 by ignatz
News: More time needed for foreclosures - OCRegister.com
Map of estimated time it would take to sell the foreclosures in each zip code in OC
visualization  finance  commerce  realestate  orangecounty  mortgage  foreclosures  geo 
october 2008 by ignatz
Strategery Capital Management
"Putting your money where our mouth is."
usa  satire  politics  markets  finance  bailout  ha  dubbya 
october 2008 by ignatz
mcbrennan: Congress Responds To Credit Crisis With Bold Initiative For More Wool Research
EXEMPTION FROM EXCISE TAX FOR CERTAIN WOODEN ARROWS DESIGNED FOR USE BY CHILDREN is my favorite setaside in the bailout bill.
politics  crash  bailout  usa  commerce  finance  villainy 
october 2008 by ignatz
The Big Picture | Understanding the Significance of Mark-to-Market Accounting
"In my office, we don't buy our clients beanie babies or Star Wars collectibles or 1964 Ferrari 275GTBs. We purchase stocks and ETFs and bonds and preferreds for them."
stocks  investing  finance  collapse  commerce  villainy  accounting 
october 2008 by ignatz
RESEARCHERS FIND LARGEST YET SUBPRIME NUMBER
Economists working at the United States Department of Treasury and top Wall Street banks announced the historic discovery of a very large subprime number, the biggest yet seen.
satire  selfpromotion  finance  usa  crash  news 
september 2008 by ignatz
How Wall Street Lied to Its Computers - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
how many more complicated ways are there to say "it was a bubble again like always"?
finance  commerce  failure  villainy  software  quants 
september 2008 by ignatz
Bill Gross of PIMCO: "Enough is Enough"
Genius bond fund manager Bill Gross on our tottering economy and the arrogance of the wealthy, plus subprime collapse.
finance  commerce  villainy  subprime  pimco  billgross  debt  credit  bubble  mortgages  wealth 
july 2007 by ignatz
TC's blog » Yahoo stock to RSS converter
useful script for making rss feeds of stock prices
scrapers  rss  feeds  syndication  money  stocks  finance  news  ticker  php 
june 2006 by ignatz

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