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1) Can consumer spending rebound?

2) How Goldman Sachs could solve Wall Street's collective action problem on compensation. If they wanted to. Which they don't.

3) Good luck to my dear friend Dana Goldstein, who's leaving The American prospect for The Daily Beast.

4) Calvin Trillin on the financial crisis.

Recipe of the day: Got some stale bread? Make Spanish-style migas.

By Ezra Klein  |  October 14, 2009; 6:29 PM ET
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As to the Calvin Trillin piece, I've been saying exactly the same thing for a couple of years, now. But of course, the rise of the "smart guys" isn't limited to Wall Street. The same Harvard-Yale-Princeton idiots are at the helm in all major industries, with a sizable number split off and infesting their brilliantly misguided incompetencies throughout the federal bureaucracy.

Posted by: msoja | October 14, 2009 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Great article on how the financial secpotr is predatory and why we need reform of the financial sector and more help for the real economy (and less for finance):

Posted by: Mimikatz | October 14, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Ezra, here's an idea for tomorrow's blog: Howard Fineman of Newsweek smacks Obama in this article "Obama quietly Cozies Up to Health-Care Industry"

Isn't Fineman right in that Obama is the ultimate insider and things are the same as they ever were?

Posted by: goadri | October 14, 2009 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Caught you on Talk of the Nation yesterday by accident, Ezra! Good job! It's my favorite NPR show, so try and get back there more often.

Posted by: MosBen | October 15, 2009 7:54 AM | Report abuse

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