Favorite Tweets: January 2015

barnejek

Things Bunds are pricing in: deflation, recession, grexit, brexit, frexit, spexit, alien invasion, russia annexation of belgium, free oil.

COdendahl

Draghi: Important for me to do my duty.
Handelsblatt: Sounds Prussian, for an Italian.
Draghi: Doing one’s duty is not a German trait.

FerdiGiugliano

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.

mark_dow

Not even @Nouriel could find a bottom in the oil market. And he knows tail risk ;)

TheStalwart

Interesting chart from Uber. On NYE, SF usage peaked at 1 AM. But Paris didn’t peak until 4 AM http://blog.uber.com/cheersto2015 twimg.com/media/B6Xfb3lCMAE1qO8.png

BiIIMurray

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.

crampell

income growth since 1988, by percentiles of the world income distribution http://nyti.ms/1vxHYBz twimg.com/media/B6YH-74CEAAkrw2.png

Simon_Nixon

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

LorcanRK

Basically, Grexit is as legally impossible as ever, unless the Greek actually want to leave both € and EU.

pmarca

Economists with opinions about computers = computer people with opinions about economics. :-)

GuidoFawkes

These German roads, coming over here, taking our posters…

alaindebotton

The best cure for love; spend more time with them.

earlymodernjohn

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

jbarro

Islamists have by and large succeeded in intimidating western media out of publishing images of Muhammad.

ObsoleteDogma

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

mark_dow

But is Le Pen now mightier than both? RT @ianbremmer: The Pencil is Mightier than the Sword

luebberding

Grundrechte einschränken oder gar abschaffen, können nicht Dschihadisten, nur unsere eigenen Regierungen. Erstere dienen nur als Begründung.

rob_cyran

American media REALLY does not get Charlie Hebdo – Gawker think it’s racist and Fox adopting site as mascot?!

ReformedBroker

But now we’ll never hear their side of it 😞 RT @justinjm1: RT @AFP: FLASH Charlie Hebdo suspects killed: source

jk_rowling

I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I’ll auto-excommunicate. http://ow.ly/H7Eps

gpetriglieri

For those of us raised with it, the European ideal is not just a meaningful dream, it is what made our lives.

mfullilove

Ha! RT @JeffreyGoldberg: Waiting for the Charlie Hebdo cartoon mocking this march

elidourado

College is about being socialized into the norms of the intellectual class, which is somewhat difficult to universalize.

jamesrbuk

“Terrorists must never be allowed to change our way of life”: every politician, usually less than 72 hours before trying to change the law.

umairh

The point of terrorism is to scare us into compromising our principles. Like standing up for free speech by cracking down on free speech.

ADAMPLOW

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

PBahners

Die autoritären Liberalen, die Fatwas verabscheuen, fordern eine Super-Fatwa.

Noahpinion

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/

JustinWolfers

He’s in Davos after all. #WhyIsDraghiLate

IvanTheK

Can’t fit bazooka through the door. #WhyIsDraghiLate

chrisadamsmkts

Brilliant – the lyrics sweeping the oil markets: “I will survive” twimg.com/media/B79ZGWjCMAAORRy.jpg

Suanzes

Hans-Werner Sinn and Weidmann right now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZzTpjh-NsQ

LorcanRK

Just been asked “But is €1,100,000,000,000 enough?” Odd world really, when you stop and think about it for a minute.

JustinWolfers

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

JustinWolfers
For a long time, it was reasonable to presume that economic growth would deliver rising well-being for all. That’s no longer true.

COdendahl

“Draghi behaves like a ghost driver, against the current of all the economic, legal and political arguments.” German SZ. #speechless

WhelanKarl

I guess “currency war” is sexier than “Europe likely to have looser monetary policy than the US for the next few years.”

TheStalwart

Now that is a tv roundtable twimg.com/media/B8Nf27aIEAAcEQy.jpg

GabrielSterne

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

alanbeattie

Proposal: people to stop lumping together all proposed or actual microeconomic measures in Greece under the rubric “structural reform”.

Queen_Europe

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.

Tiefseher

Die Äußerungen aus der Linkspartei zu den “Unabhängigen Griechen” gehen in etwa so: Nationalismus ist okay, solange es kein deutscher ist

DLin71

My thoughts go out to the northeast as it is buried by a crippling and potentially historic amount of smug tweets from Midwesterners.

economistmeg

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.

LorcanRK

Is “close ties to Putin” the socialist version of “former Goldman Sachs employee”?

luispedrocoelho

Many scientists say “I cannot stand more than two back-to-back conference presentations”, then happily put their kids in traditional school

yesbutnosara

gehe lieber ins fitnessstudio statt zu lernen #brocrastination

Queen_Europe

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.

munilass

Odd that many people attribute anti-vax movement to fraudulent paper from 1990s instead of Whole Foods pseudoscience consumerism.

IvanTheK

That anti-vaccine promoters can get any traction at all is an indicator of why fear-mongering thrives in other spaces, e.g., ZH.

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