Breakfast Links: August 4, 2011

— Business booming in Mexican border towns despite drug violence.

— Tim Geithner basically can’t quit his job.

— Japan moves to make the yen cheaper.

— Switzerland moves to make the franc cheaper.


— Mike Bloomberg pledges millions of his own money to help minority youth in NYC.

— Cantor promises to break promises about entitlements.

Rules and norms.

— Optimism about the Euro’s collapse. I’d add that Asian growth augurs well for the long-term prospects of tourism to southern Europe.

— Debt deal could imperil parts of Affordable Care Act implementation.