Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Following the Economy

In Macro Practice and in the Policy course I encourage the participants in the classes to keep an eye out for significant news and important events going on in the nation. For the past few weeks we've been talking a bit about the economy. I'm recommending some of these sources:

The Planet Money blog at National Public Radio is a good source of information.

This article by Jacki Zehner on Credit Default Swaps is worthwhile.

Back in January of 2008, George Soros explained in The Financial Times why he believed the financial crisis was going to be of historic proportions.

I think Bill Gross has a nice little explanation of the situation worth reading.

You might also enjoy the naked capitalism website and its late June (2008) coverage of a report of the Bank of International Settlements.

These sources give you some interesting perspectives on what is going on in the world. The economy always has a strong influence on our lives and the lives of our clients and communities, so it's worthwhile to have some understanding of what is going on.

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