James Picerno at the Capital Spectator on a respite in ever rising inflation statistics.

Speaking of inflation, this week’s Blogger’s Take over at the Big Picture is on that very subject.

Mark Thoma at Economist’s View on the imperfect measure that is money supply.

Ticker Sense updates their Economic A/D Line and shows continued weaker than expected economic reports.

MarketBeat on the odds of a soft landing for the economy.

Random Roger on the ability to tolerate historical levels of market volatility.

CXO Advisory Group reviews more research on ‘synthetic hedge funds.’

Rob Lenihan at TheStreet.com on what Eddie Lampert may be up to next.

Jeff Matthews wonders whether Home Depot (HD) hasn’t taken their eye of the customer.

Greg Newton at NakedShorts on tempting the fates of the market.

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report on volatility levels (and the gyroball).

Daniel Gross at Slate.com on why foreigners continue to buy “lousy American companies.”

Will these iPhone rumors ever stop? (via GigaOm)

Hal R. Varian in the New York Times on measuring the true costs of driving.

Going Private on willful ignorance and the dynamics of Hollywood finance.

Art De Vany on the “illusion of expectation” in regards to investing in films.

RIP, Milton Friedman.

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