|Peter Boettke| NPR report on how the strong bonds of friends, family and good neighbors help rebuild communities after disaster strikes. Emily Chamlee-Wright, whose research on Katrina, is fundamental for anyone hoping to understanding this issue, is quoted in the article.
Steven HorwitzOver at Reason, Jesse Walker has a nice review essay from the May issue of the print magazine on a book that looks at the "extraordinary communities" that emerge in disasters. In particular, the book and Walker go after the largely mythical reports that post-disaster environments are full of chaos and violence as opposed to the reality, which mostly involves the unplanned emergence of new forms of social cooperation.&
By F.A.S.T. Graphs:Before analyzing a company for investment, it's important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed. Because at the end of the day, if you are an investor, you are buying the business. The FAST Graphs™ presented with this article will focus first on the business behind the stock. The orange line on the graph plots earnings per share since 1999. A quick glance vividly reveals the historical operating record of the company.
In the September issue of Euromoney, Peter Lee has a huge investigation into what he calls “the great bond liquidity drought”. The landing page for the story features subscriber-only links to the whole thing, as well as free-to-access links to various sections. But it also neatly summarizes the problem a single paragraph:
Wright Medical Group (WMGI) Q2 2013 Earnings Call August 05, 2013 4:30 pm ET
Julie D. Tracy - Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice President Robert J. Palmisano - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director Lance A. Berry - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Matthew O'Brien - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division
Wright Medical Group (WMGI)
Q4 2012 Earnings Call
February 21, 2013 4:30 pm ET
Julie D. Tracy - Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice President
Robert J. Palmisano - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Lance A. Berry - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Joanne K. Wuensch - BMO Capital Markets U.S.