Write-Offs: 01.11.12

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$$$Three Carlyle founders shared $413m last year [FT]

$$$Bernanke Doubles Down on Fed Bet Defied by Recession: Mortgages [Bloomberg]

$$$Deutsche to Choose Asset Management Sale [Bloomberg]

$$$Murder Falls Off List of Top Causes of Death [WSJ]

$$$ Marijuana smokers have improved lung function, which “may merely reflect marijuana smokers’ years of 'training' in taking deep inhalations and holding the smoke.” [NYT via Daily Intel]

$$$ Is the Anti-Tilson ETF is as smart as it looks? [ZH]

$$$ "There is this constant friction between the analysts who do all the work, and the 'officers' in higher positions who take all the credit. Having said this, it is a real kick to see your presentation in its final form, printed on very expensive paper and wire bound." [Guardian]

$$$ 22-year-old who thought cold calling was the best thing in the world cold-called James Gorman, no longer thinks cold calling is the best thing in the world [BI, earlier]

$$$Goldman Sachs Trading Co-Heads to Leave and maybe come write for Dealbreaker? Maybe? [Bloomberg]

$$$Red Kite Evangelicals Reap 47% Sowing Bet on China’s Waning Copper Market [Bloomberg]

$$$ "There are big and hugely important issues to be addressed in the global economy; the least we can do is take them seriously. And stop pretending that being harsh on a coterie of banksters would be both necessary and sufficient to solve all our problems." [Felix Salmon]

$$$ You can pay $9 a month for longer, more complicated versions of Wall Street Journal articles [Talking Biz News]

$$$ Todd Remis, who sued his wedding photographer to pay to recreate his wedding to his ex-wife who has returned to Latvia, tells his side of the story, which is about "their failure to deliver after a promise and a handshake" and something with mirrors [ToddRemis.com via ATL, earlier]

$$$ "I chose these two random words, and Beyoncé had the same vision?" [CNBC]

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