• 17 May 2011 at 6:47 PM

Write-Offs: 05.17.11

$$$ In Europe, a first call for IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to quit (WaPo)

$$$ This is what Ben Stein had to say about the Dominique Strauss-Kahn situation: “The prosecutors say that Mr. Strauss-Kahn “forced” the complainant to have oral and other sex with him. How? Did he have a gun? Did he have a knife? He’s a short fat old man. They were in a hotel with people passing by the room constantly, if it’s anything like the many hotels I am in. How did he intimidate her in that situation? And if he was so intimidating, why did she immediately feel un-intimidated enough to alert the authorities as to her story?” (American Spectator)

$$$ A Once-Tight Flock at Goldman, Now Scattered [Dealbook]

$$$ Skepticism grows on Geithner’s debt limit deadline (Reuters)

$$$ Iran president may become OPEC president (MarketWatch)

$$$ Fund managers losing faith in world economy (FT)

$$$ Hedge Funds Line Up for AIG Pitch Meeting (CNBC)

$$$ LinkedIn IPO: Biggest Price Bump Since Tech Bubble (Deal Journal)

$$$ Goldman’s Hatzius: The Next US Recession ‘Is Years Away‘ (CNBC)

$$$ Barclays Pays Its Top Staff 7% Interest on Five-Year Deferred Cash Bonuses (Bloomberg)

$$$ Dennis Berman: The Midwest Medicis’ Favorite Financier [WSJ]

$$$ A colour-coded guide to the Greek crisis (BofA/ML via FT Alphaville)

$$$ Reality vs. Matt Taibbi, Part I [Stone Street Advisors]

$$$ Warren Buffett’s Ride on the Rails Is Paying Off (Businessweek)

$$$ Suit vs Citigroup execs over mortgages tossed out (Reuters)

$$$ Kohn ‘regrets’ pain of millions in financial crisis (FT)

$$$ Warren and Me [The Reformed Broker via Easy Street/Heidi Moore]

$$$ Mitt Romney’s money machine cranks up (Politico)

$$$ Is it fair to fine fat people for not dieting? (BBC)

$$$ Famed NYC eatery Elaine’s to close down six months after owner Elaine Kaufman dies (NYDN)

$$$ Vikram Pandit Wants You To Like Him [TSC]

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  1. Posted by trojan | May 18, 2011 at 5:02 AM

    Stone should’ve called this kid to polish up the turd that was Wall Street 2-
    http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/05/on-the-floor-laughing-traders-are-having-a-new-kind-of-fun/238570/

  2. Posted by Ahmassholedinejad | May 18, 2011 at 5:19 AM

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  3. Posted by Alex | May 18, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    I guess this latest Ben Stein quote is what we needed to prove he’s actually very sensitive when it comes to women’s issues.  And then there is the general problem with most all of his brilliant observations, which is that even the most cursory review of the facts would refute the positions he is holding out with this series of “questions.” 

    Maybe Bennie should be the next IMF head?  He is a big enough jerk for the job.    

  4. Posted by AmericanBandersnatch | May 18, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    I used to like Ben Stein but have changed my mind over the last several years.  I now think he’s a despicable piece of shit. 

  5. Posted by AmericanBandersnatch | May 18, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    I used to like Ben Stein but have changed my mind over the last several years.  I now think he’s a despicable piece of shit. 

  6. Posted by AmericanBandersnatch | May 18, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    When your Zagat’s numbers are 14 / 14 / 15 / $59 it might be time to close. 

  7. Posted by AmericanBandersnatch | May 18, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    When your Zagat’s numbers are 14 / 14 / 15 / $59 it might be time to close. 

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  10. Posted by Center for Dumbassness | May 18, 2011 at 1:23 PM

     Ben Stein picks weird ways to get attention.

  11. Posted by Center for Dumbassness | May 18, 2011 at 1:23 PM

     Ben Stein picks weird ways to get attention.

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  13. Posted by Deep Meaning Understander | May 18, 2011 at 1:39 PM

     I read the Warren and Me item.  While some readers may initially react negatively to that Joshua Brown guy’s blog, and, perhaps, blame Dealbreaker for taking precious moments of their day to have read it, I, on the other hand, see the sheer beauty of that post in its crystal clear dumbassery of its original author and realize that the presentation of the post here was to show us that some of those who toil in the vineyards of wealth management are not Nobel Prize winners.  I “get it” Sam……I get it.  Well done.    

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