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hos has a cathartic rant about the bailout

The TED spread is 3.86 this afternoon - that is after the bailout passed.
If you know what the TED spread is you should now be tasting vomit in your throat.
LIBOR is also spiking, natch.

The US usually quotes the "U3" index for the unemployment rate.
The U6 rate is in many ways a more robust measure, but a lot scarier.
It is also more like what some European governments report when they state "the unemployment rate", or so I am told.

PhysioProf explains about applying for faculty positions - you listen!

Chad worries about the blog bubble ending - I link to remember to think

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'cause y'know linkin' is good emptywheel at firedoglake wants to boycott JP Morgan/Chase/WaMu - interesting story, JPM is allegedly blocking Chrysler being eaten by Fiat because if Chrysler goes bankrupt JPM both gets something back on their loans, and probably triggers CDS on Chrysler bonds,…
This guy is getting scarier and scarier. hat tip: Bore me to tears.
in case you missed it, Jon totally nailed the situation on the Daily Show last night 'cause y'know linking is an intrinsic good
In which we dunk and pie our professors... Much has been written about student morale and the problems of student-faculty relations and the implicit expectations faculty have of the students. Over the last couple of weeks I have had occasion to test some of the more radical proposals to improve the…

The only "good" news on the LIBOR is that the AIG loans were LIBOR + 8, so the US gov't is rakin' in the dough.

Yea, U6 is really scary. I remember 1992 and 1993, those were bad bad times in CA.