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The last decade’s debt record for several rich countries. 3-month Bond Yields owed by some of them:      (SOURCE: Bloomberg) Japan .10% UK .41% Germany .28% US .04% And here’s one of the yield curves (US’):   (Remember, higher … Continue reading

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Zatoichi singing (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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[A] wall of fifty or sixty glass demijohns, wired tight against earthquakes, exhibit creatures from the [United East India] Company’s once-vast empire. A pickled dragon of Kandy…a slack-jawed viper of the Celebes…A baby alligator from Halmahera…The alligator’s umbilical cord is … Continue reading

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There was a time, not that long ago, when Americans were obsessed with Japan. [Y]ou couldn’t enter an airport bookstore without encountering rows of dust jackets featuring rising suns and samurai warriors. Members of Japanese keiretsu…typically owned substantial quantities of … Continue reading

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