Things Bunds are pricing in: deflation, recession, grexit, brexit, frexit, spexit, alien invasion, russia annexation of belgium, free oil.
Draghi: Important for me to do my duty.
Handelsblatt: Sounds Prussian, for an Italian.
Draghi: Doing one’s duty is not a German trait.
You may disagree with #Draghi, but he is one of the few trying to theorise how to make the EZ work in the face of political constraints.
Not even @Nouriel could find a bottom in the oil market. And he knows tail risk ;)
A woman just dropped a 20 dollar bill next to me. I thought, ‘What would Jesus do?’, so I turned it into wine… Well, I bought wine.
83% of police in Rome failed to turn up to work on New Year’s Eve http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11322503/Roman-Holiday-Italian-police-skive-off-New-Years-Eve-as-83-per-cent-call-in-sick.html
Basically, Grexit is as legally impossible as ever, unless the Greek actually want to leave both € and EU.
Economists with opinions about computers = computer people with opinions about economics. :-)
These German roads, coming over here, taking our posters…
The best cure for love; spend more time with them.
In my day we had no narcissistic selfie sticks — you just paid a man to come to your house and paint you surrounded by your possessions
Islamists have by and large succeeded in intimidating western media out of publishing images of Muhammad.
Good news: If Greece grows 15% each year with real rates of -10%, its debt will fall to 19% of GDP by 2019 twimg.com/media/B6w-pv9CEAEtVPj.png
But is Le Pen now mightier than both? RT @ianbremmer: The Pencil is Mightier than the Sword
Grundrechte einschränken oder gar abschaffen, können nicht Dschihadisten, nur unsere eigenen Regierungen. Erstere dienen nur als Begründung.
American media REALLY does not get Charlie Hebdo – Gawker think it’s racist and Fox adopting site as mascot?!
I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I’ll auto-excommunicate. http://ow.ly/H7Eps
For those of us raised with it, the European ideal is not just a meaningful dream, it is what made our lives.
Ha! RT @JeffreyGoldberg: Waiting for the Charlie Hebdo cartoon mocking this march
College is about being socialized into the norms of the intellectual class, which is somewhat difficult to universalize.
“Terrorists must never be allowed to change our way of life”: every politician, usually less than 72 hours before trying to change the law.
The point of terrorism is to scare us into compromising our principles. Like standing up for free speech by cracking down on free speech.
Senegal bans Charlie Hebdo, three days after its president attended #JeSuisCharlie rally in Paris. @AFP http://news.yahoo.com/senegal-bans-charlie-hebdo-liberation-daily-194623568.html
Die autoritären Liberalen, die Fatwas verabscheuen, fordern eine Super-Fatwa.
Working on my screenplay for “American Sniper II: Finnish Sniper.” http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/01/simo-hayha-white-death-sniped-over-542-soviet-soldiers-in-wwii/
He’s in Davos after all. #WhyIsDraghiLate
Can’t fit bazooka through the door. #WhyIsDraghiLate
Brilliant – the lyrics sweeping the oil markets: “I will survive” twimg.com/media/B79ZGWjCMAAORRy.jpg
Hans-Werner Sinn and Weidmann right now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZzTpjh-NsQ
Just been asked “But is €1,100,000,000,000 enough?” Odd world really, when you stop and think about it for a minute.
Historically, a spell of unemployment lasted only a few weeks. Today, an unemployment spell can last months or years twimg.com/media/B7-_gaECMAEu8Si.png
For a long time, it was reasonable to presume that economic growth would deliver rising well-being for all. That’s no longer true.
“Draghi behaves like a ghost driver, against the current of all the economic, legal and political arguments.” German SZ. #speechless
I guess “currency war” is sexier than “Europe likely to have looser monetary policy than the US for the next few years.”
Now that is a tv roundtable twimg.com/media/B8Nf27aIEAAcEQy.jpg
If Europe really is a Community then now is a good time for north to reassure Greeks their banks will stay open, whatever it takes
Proposal: people to stop lumping together all proposed or actual microeconomic measures in Greece under the rubric “structural reform”.
Don’t tell me you’re buying Greek bonds again Melinda? RT @melindagates: Some will say we’re nuts, but Bill and I are making a big bet.
Die Äußerungen aus der Linkspartei zu den “Unabhängigen Griechen” gehen in etwa so: Nationalismus ist okay, solange es kein deutscher ist
My thoughts go out to the northeast as it is buried by a crippling and potentially historic amount of smug tweets from Midwesterners.
For all the talk abt Greece not mattering, I’m getting a lot of “hey how are you, are you still following Greece closely?” mssgs suddenly.
Is “close ties to Putin” the socialist version of “former Goldman Sachs employee”?
Many scientists say “I cannot stand more than two back-to-back conference presentations”, then happily put their kids in traditional school
gehe lieber ins fitnessstudio statt zu lernen #brocrastination
Forgot my wallet and couldn’t pay for lunch. Fortunately the waiter lent me some cash so I paid the bill, called him a bully and walked out.
Odd that many people attribute anti-vax movement to fraudulent paper from 1990s instead of Whole Foods pseudoscience consumerism.
That anti-vaccine promoters can get any traction at all is an indicator of why fear-mongering thrives in other spaces, e.g., ZH.