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In an earlier post we discussed the chance that increasing economic volatility could very well lead to higher equity market volatility. Today we have a number of items on the economy.

Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street examines “real” T-bill yields and where we stand in relation to history. Eddy also has a look at the “Mankiw Method” for determining anexpected Fed target rate.

Mark Thoma at Economist’s View has views on inflation and Fed policy and the case for a pause.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture has a nifty graph showing the correlation between housing and consumer spending.

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator looks at the path of economic indicators and the Fed’s decision making.

Daniel Gross at looks at the real reason, not SarBox) why most global IPOs are now occurring outside the U.S.

Christine Benz at de-bunks some myths on mutual fund costs.

Lawrence Carrel at reports on how ETFs are displacing traditional open-end sector mutual funds.

Ticker Sense notes the now permanent increase in hurricane and tropical storm media mentions.

Saul Hansell and Richard Siklos at the New York Times report on the “radical plan to revive AOL.” Om Malik at GigaOm looks at the end of the dial-up era. Ben Charny at wonders whether free AOL e-mail will “play in Peoria.”

Us bloggers appreciate feedback, especially when it is good. (via Kirk Report)

Apparently the question of a SUV bubble was an interesting one. Paul Kedrosky and John Carney at join the growing herd.

High energy costs make all sorts of novel electricity generation projects suddenly profitable. (via New York Times)

The Economist looks for reasons why academic economists would spend time blogging.

Adam Warner is on the chorizo beat.

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