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When we wrote about the "historical inevitability" of publicly traded private equity we did not expect it this soon. Henny Sender in the Wall Street Journal reports on the overwhelming response ($5 billion) that KKR has seen for its Amsterdam-based private equity vehicle.

The news of the day was clearly the news of the Bernanke-Bartiromo whisper campaign. James Picerno at the Capital Spectator examines the recent economic numbers and sees flexibility out in favor of "projecting confidence." Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report reprints some questions by Todd Harrison that are part serious/part humorous. Elizabeth Spiers at DealBreaker has a memo for Ben Bernanke that is all humorous.

Speaking of the Fed, macroblog has a graph that shows just how jumpy the market has become in regards to a June Fed rate hike.

Ticker Sense has another batchs of graphs in their series on how this recovery stacks up.

John Maudlin's "Outside the Box" this week has an ominous piece by Ed Easterling on the implications of the recent spate of historically low volatility readings.

Matt Stichnoth at notes the contrarian value of the Barron's Big Money Poll.

Daniel Gross at notes the two big factors behind the rapid rise in recycling.

We do not Tivo Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" on CNBC, but Frank Barnako notes a number of websites that have sprung up to track the doings of the show.

James Surowiecki at the New Yorker looks at what it will take for housing futures to become a popular form of insurance.

Some academics have dated the beginning of the Internet boom to 1998 contrary to earlier start dates.

David Warsh of fame has a new book coming out on the history of modern academics focusing on the "new growth" theories.

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