Gene therapy transforms eyesight of 12 born with rare defect Los Angeles Times (hat tip DoctoRx)
Public must learn to ‘tolerate the inequality’ of bonuses, says Goldman Sachs vice-chairman Guardian. In case you missed this truly offensive item. We not only are told “let them eat cake”, but that it’s really in our best interest too.
Dissenting from the Conservative Othodoxy on Taxes Bruce Bartlett (hat tip Ken Houghton)
Patchwork Fixes, Conflicting Motives, And Other Things To Avoid: Some Lessons From the Regulated Non-Financial Sectors Peter Fox-Penner, Baseline Scenario
Small Business Faces Sharp Rise in Costs of Health Care New York Times
Contrarianism without consequences Paul Krugman
Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency as Cases Surge Bloomberg. The most troubling bit:
Swine flu is now widespread in 46 states and accounts for 411 confirmed deaths since Aug. 30 and more than 8,200 hospitalizations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The numbers reflect what would be the peak of a typical flu season.
After the Billionaires Plundered Alabama Town, Troops Were Called in … Illegally Mark Ames, Alternet (hat tip reader John D). The writing is over the top, but the facts are not pretty.
Antidote du jour. Another award winning photo: