22nd June 2012: Australian Dollar Burn Out?

Global Markets


Should the Fed open a brokerage account? (Businessweek).


The Drezner-Bergsten interview on the international political economy (Foreign Policy).


Australian Markets


The Australian dollar and the commodities boom: “it looks to be in the throes of burning itself out.” (Market Anthropology).


Australians evade 2007-09 global financial crisis (but not 2011-12 Eurozone debt crisis). (Bloomberg).




Twitter systemic risk (The Atlantic Monthly; Wired).


Twitter mischief plagues Mexico’s election (Technology Review).




Should the United States lift a ban on domestic propaganda? (Reason).


Romney’s Bain pioneered outsourcing (Washington Post).




Test, learn, adapt: policymaking and randomised scientific trials (UK Cabinet Office).




The growing, for-profit detention industry (Mother Jones).


A history of Wall Street market research (Minyanville).


The scam Wall Street brokers learned from the Mafia (Rolling Stone).