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Recent Article Posts:

1. Concentration Ratios for every tangible good industry in the U.S. (See Table 2 which begins on page 12 of the PDF, although inside the document the page number is page 7): http://www.census.gov/prod/ec97/m31s-cr.pdf

2. Interesting Article: US sues Apple for alleged publishing cartel http://news.techeye.net/business/apple-will-be-sued-today

3. Netflix raises prices, loses customers: http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/24/technology/netflix_earnings/index.htm

4. http://www.worldwatch.org/oil-consumption-hits-all-time-high

5. http://www.financialexpress.com/news/opec-crude-oil-output-rises-to-31.39-mbpd/934000/

6. Predatory Pricing/ and other examples of Anti-competitive behavior: (OECD report - in particular see page 16, Table 1 for the list of different types of Anti-competitive behavior) http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/7/54/2375661.pdf

7. http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2008-11-25/how-private-equity-strangled-mervyns

Company Profile GW and HW This is the old version - everyone should use the one on Macro Site.

DS Group Work

DS Worksheet 2010 Update

To learn Chapter 4, study this title on the Macro Site: "Chapter 4 focus - Demand Supply Shifters Detailed"

Price Controls GW

Predatory Pricing/ and other examples of Anti-competitive behavior: (OECD report - in particular see page 16, Table 1 for the list of different types of Anti-competitive behavior) http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/7/54/2375661.pdf

3 Interesting Articles on Tariffs. The 1st is on Shoe vs Car Tariffs:

http://www.ppionline.org/ppi_ci.cfm?knlgAreaID=108&subsecID=900003&contentID=250599

http://internationalecon.com/Trade/Tch10/T10-1A04.php

http://www.bilaterals.org/article.php3?id_article=2878

Dollar Homework

NPR Radio Clips about Patents:

http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/01/25/PM200601256.html

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php? storyId=5703599

Housing Group Work 2010 Update

Alternate link for article on Housing by Matt Taibbi: http://sites.google.com/site/disclosuredelta/

The next 7 links will increase your understanding of the Housing Group Work (as will the links on page 9-10 of Housing, above):

http://www.propublica.org/article/banks-favorite-toothless-regulator-1125

Ratings Shopping:

http://www.bis.org/publ/work163.pdf

Economist Magazine's analysis of July 2010 Banking/Financial Reform Law: http://www.economist.com/node/16481494

Historical timeline of the Financial Crisis: http://www.truthdig.com/dig/item/20081108_financial_meltdown_101/?ln

Alan Greenspan's Congressional Testimony October 2008 about the causes of the Financial Crisis:

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2008/10/23/greenspan-testimony-on-sources-of-financial-crisis/

Analysis of the WaMu Takeover:

http://www.forbes.com/opinions/2008/09/26/wamu-morgan-deposits-oped-cx_lw_0926white.html

Daily Show on Rick Santelli Rant: Click first video box http://www.esquire.com/blogs/lists/rick-santelli-rant-030909

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/2/18/nobel_economist_joseph_stiglitz_on_obamas

Samsung, Toshiba, Hitachi pay fines in EU Cartel case: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/20/business/global/20cartel.html

Antitrust in EU http://ec.europa.eu/competition/

"People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public," wrote Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations, adding, "or in some contrivance to raise prices." http://www.nuwireinvestor.com/articles/fdic-may-allow-sale-of-failed-banks-to-private-equity-53590.aspx

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