Links for Sunday, December 9, 2007

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  • Bill Bonner: Extraordinary Popular Debt – “Man cannot leave well enough alone, we conclude. He gets ahold of an idea and he cannot help himself. He takes it up clumsily, as he would a new wrench. Then he begins twisting it…hammering it…stretching it out…sharpening it…until he can use it to cut his own throat.
  • San Francisco Chronicle: Mortgage Meltdown – “It is truly amazing that right now everyone in the country is deferring to Paulson and the heads of Countrywide, JPMorgan, Bank of America and others as the best group to work out a solution to this problem. No one is talking about the fact that these people created the problem and profited to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars from it.
  • Justin Etheredge: The Programmer Dress Code – “Alan Cox – Holy crap. Alan Cox and Richard Stallman must have been long lost brothers. This guy was one of the earliest developers on the linux kernel and apparently has not shaved since he started.