Write-Offs: 12.06.11

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$$$EU talks on doubling financial firewall [FT]

$$$Tiny Tax on Financial Trades Gains Advocates [NYT]

$$$ Read an intricate argument about moral hazard in the Eurozone PSI, marvel at Felix Salmon's purple suit [BI]

$$$ Apply to be Warren Buffett's assistant's assistant, watch out for the tax bill [LinkedIn via Deal Journal]

$$$ Vote here to help Let's Get Ready, a non-profit that expands college access for low-income and first generation college-bound high school students, win $1 million from Chase's American Giving Award [LGR/Facebook]

$$$ "The havoc wreaked by MF Global's bankruptcy filing has been felt not just by Wall Street investors and traders, but also by wheat and corn growers, cattle ranchers and pig farmers" [WSJ]

$$$ Alec Baldwin was kicked off a flight for using his cell phone at the gate, tweeted about it [Daily Intel]

$$$ Two Research in Motion executives kicked off an Air Canada flight for drunkenness were fired by RIM, had to drive cross-country to get home [The Star]

$$$ Someone learned exactly enough about monopolies to take the CFA Level I, then turned it on his CFA prep provider [DayOnBay]

$$$ A reader writes: "CFA TESTING SCANDAL. WHAT IF THIS HAPPENED TO MATT?" INDEED. [Wall Street Oasis]

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Write-Offs: 08.28.12

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Write-Offs: 6.4.15

Greece; Settlements; Hoaxes; "Florida man dances on police vehicle to ward off vampires"; and more.