Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bits and Pieces - June 17, 2010

Recapitulating the Gilded Age - in a good way.

More about Afghanistan's minerals from McClatchy, who beat James Risen to the story.

Ezra Klein is putting his intern through his research paces, and good information is coming out. Would be nice to see these tax rates evened up. Keep that in mind when politicians start griping about taxing the rich. And what's a dollar of stimulus worth?

Show us the mudlogs from that BP well! Although I'd prefer the three-dimensional models that BP must have of the reservoir and well. And a caution: this author is pushing a model of oil generation that can't be sustained, but that doesn't show up explicitly in this article.

Update: Reasons to doubt those estimates of Afghan mineral deposits.

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