COMPTEL, Level 3, tw telecom say FCC should not approve AT&T’s IP experiments – FierceTelecom

“AT&T has not provided the evidence necessary to show that its trials will provide the needed insight into how the natural evolution to IP technology will address the needs of wholesale customers, as well as retail consumer and business users.”

via COMPTEL, Level 3, tw telecom say FCC should not approve AT&T's IP experiments – FierceTelecom.

Apps That Nudge, Nag and Manipulate You Into Financial Health: Professional Nudgers – Bloomberg

Apps That Nudge, Nag and Manipulate You Into Financial Health: Professional Nudgers – Bloomberg.

Our Brains Aren’t to Blame for Our Financial Woes – Bloomberg

.. are psychological factors really the main cause of our financial woes?

Or is behavioral finance just an inadvertent dodge, a well-meant theory that ultimately shifts blame onto individuals for the failures of our society to confront expensive and controversial social, political and economic problems?

via Essay: Our Brains Aren't to Blame for Our Financial Woes – Bloomberg.

How Money Managers Fight Their Emotions and Sometimes Lose – Bloomberg

The most common bias among individual investors is the rarest among the pros: loss aversion, or holding on to losers too long.

via How Money Managers Fight Their Emotions and Sometimes Lose – Bloomberg.

Manipulate Me: The Booming Business in Behavioral Finance – Bloomberg

The biggest problem that businesses — and governments — must solve is one that rarely comes up in a behavioral psych lab:

how to get people’s attention in a world filled with more distractions by the day.

via Manipulate Me: The Booming Business in Behavioral Finance – Bloomberg.

LINKS BETWEEN DEBT AND GROWTH – Royal Economic Society

‘The bottom line is that we still don’t have convincing proof that austerity works – and it’s dangerous for policy-makers to pretend otherwise.’

via LINKS BETWEEN DEBT AND GROWTH – Media Briefings – Royal Economic Society.

SEC Goldman Lawyer Says Agency Too Timid on Wall Street Misdeeds – Bloomberg

The SEC has become “an agency that polices the broken windows on the street level and rarely goes to the penthouse floors”

via SEC Goldman Lawyer Says Agency Too Timid on Wall Street Misdeeds – Bloomberg.

Greek rebound is astonishing | Hugo Dixon

Athens’ debt is still almost 180 percent of GDP.

But it is not nearly as burdensome as the headline figure suggests because the bulk of the debt is owed to other euro zone governments as a result of its two bailouts.

Not only do these loans pay a low interest rate of a little over 2 percent, Athens doesn’t need to start repaying them until 2022 and then has another 20 years to complete the job.

via Greek rebound is astonishing | Hugo Dixon.

Clues About the Lost Malaysia Flight Found on Rooftop Antennas | Bloomberg


Clues About the Lost Malaysia Flight Found on Rooftop Antennas – Bloomberg.

Dressing up the NYT with fins, chrome and glitter | Jack Shafer

Can a press critic even exist if he doesn’t have the Times to kick around?

via Dressing up the NYT with fins, chrome and glitter | Jack Shafer.