Sneak Peek at Weekend Reading

Here is a sneak peek at some links from my weekly Weekend Reading column over at

  • OPEC meeting this week, and a 1-million barrel cut may not be enough to stop falling prices (AP)
  • Dissecting how credit rating agencies lost the plot (FT)
  • Barron’s seems increasingly adrift these days, with a cover piece saying the economy is better than you think (Barron’s)
  • Businesses May Cut Back Spending on Storage (Byte and Switch)
  • The work of play: How video game development is big in California (Los Angeles Times)
  • Building Flawed American Dreams: The U.S. obsession with homeownership (NYTimes)
  • The "Kedrosky cusp": Are below the point at which lower oil prices are good for the economy? (
  • Jim Grant on the absence of confidence in the economy, and how the government is making it worse (WSJ)