Exciting happenings here at Abnormal Returns HQ. Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture has a new feature, “Bloggers’ Take” which includes a comment by yours truly and some of our favorite bloggers on the topic of current employment trends.

Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street looks at the relationship between interest rates and electoral shifts.

Michael Kahn at Barrons.com takes the long view and sees a bottom for long-term interest rates.

John Christy at breakingviews on the dependence of Legg Mason (LM) on star manager Bill Miller. (via DealBook)

Deborah Brewster at the FT.com on institutions plans to continue adding capital to hedge funds and its impact on mainstream investment management.

All About Alpha on the sub-optimality of “bundled” alpha/beta solutions.

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator on the continuing value of standard deviation as a measure of volatility.

The Stalwart conducts an interesting thought experiment on valuing “eye balls” for old (and new) media companies.

Paul Kedrosky and Barry Ritholtz weigh in on Google and YouTube.

David Altig at macroblog notes the rapidly dimming case for a Fed cut any time soon.

Merlin Mann at 43Folders has “…5 super-obvious, “no-duh” ways to immediately improve your life.” (via LifeHacker)

The Blog Juice Calculator has the blogosophere (not surprisingly) all agog.

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