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Thursday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


9 October 2008 09:18

  • Here's a NY Times article from 1999 on Fannie┬áMae's decision to enter the sub-prime mortgage market: 'In moving, even tentatively, into this new area of lending, Fannie Mae is taking on significantly more risk, which may not pose any difficulties during flush economic times. But...'
  • A rumour (but only a rumour) that the Thai Government may temporarily relocate to Chang Mai to escape the protests.
  • A somewhat revealing map of which countries were mentioned in yesterday's US presidential debate.
  • An accompaniment to Jim Terrie's guest post about Somali piracy: Chatham House has a new report on the subject.
  • Dili-gence reports some signs of order and restored normality on the streets of Dili.
  • Bad news for Pakistan on the terrorism front. Horrible news for Pakistan on the economic front.
  • Conservative NY Times columnist David Brooks criticises Sarah Palin's anti-intellectualism and is impressed by Obama's knowledge of Reinhold Niebuhr (!).