‘We have a real governance issue’ Montreal Gazette. Corruption.
Here comes another city privatization deal forged behind closed doors Chicago Reader (Butch in Waukegan)
NYC Threatens to Shut Down Occupy Sandy Relief Sites FDL (CB). If Occupy were doing a bad job, Mayor-for-Life Bloomberg would have left it alone.
Global MetroMonitor Brookings. Interactive chart of 300 largest world metropolitan economies
The Yes Men Kickstart a revolt The Verge
The Rules Epicurean Dealmaker
New Records for Fiscal and Regulatory Irresponsibility Levy Institute
GOLDMAN: The Economic Crisis Ends In 2013 Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider. If so, for whom?
Keeping it in the family The Economist
The Euro Crisis Will Only End When Unemployment Falls The Economist
ILVA Shuts Down Following Further Arrests Corriere Della Sera. Corruption.
Quagmire on the Potomac Foreign Policy. Not a pretty sight.
DIA sending hundreds more spies overseas Washington Post
The Science Behind Those Obama Campaign E-Mails Businessweek
No, the Social Security Trust Fund Isn’t a Fiction Kevin Drum, Mother Jones. The Reagan/O’Neill deal on Social Security. As understood.
The Permanent Dependency Class Economic Populist
The Truly Important News Marginal Revolution
Fracking Trade Secrets Hide Health Risks From Wells Businessweek
On The Border The Archdruid Report
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