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The Importance of Accounting « The Baseline Scenario
fair value [mark-to-market, as will be explained] accounting did not appear to play a meaningful role in bank failures occurring during 2008. Rather, bank failures in the U.S. appeared to be the result of growing probable credit losses, concerns about asset quality, and, in certain cases, eroding lender and investor confidence.
economics  banking  accounting  rule-making  mark-to-market 
april 2009 by tsuomela
The Mark-to-Market Myth « The Baseline Scenario
Mark-to-market is a red herring to begin with. Accounting rules are much more complex than “all assets must be marked to market” and “all assets can be marked to model.” There are different types of assets (Level 1, 2, and 3)
economics  accounting  banking  rule-making  mark-to-market 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Streetsblog » Back to the Grid: John Norquist on How to Fix National Transpo Policy
If you look at communities that are really successful and have rich, complex street grids with transit -- or even without transit, but they have street grids -- there’s much more efficiency in the use of pavement. You can go the direction you want to go, you don't have to go out of the way and come back.
transportation  development  environment  urban  urbanism  rules  rule-making  design  institutions 
march 2009 by tsuomela
OnTheCommons.org » The Household as Commons
In The Household, he [Robert Ellickson] now turns his attention to the ways in which we informally manage the cooking, cleaning, finances and other tasks needed to operate a household. I like the name that Ellickson gives for this universe of norms – “homeways.”
norms  behavior  personal  community  commons  psychology  rule-making 
january 2009 by tsuomela

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