High heels ‘shrink calf muscle fibres’ BBC. People do research on this stuff. You could ask ten women instead and save a lot of time.
Raids are increasing on farms and private food-supply clubs—here are 5 tips for surviving one Grist (hat tip lambert strether)
First Malaria-Proof Mosquito: Genetic Manipulation Renders Them Completely Immune to the Parasite Science Daily (hat tip reader John M)
It is time to face down the threat of deflation John Makin, Financial Times. Mirabile dictu, a guy from the American Enterprise Institute argues against austerity (but he prefers printing to more accommodating fiscal policy)
Gulf Residents Fear Fund Will Fall Short Wall Street Journal
Bloomberg Reporter Totally Misinterprets Bloomberg Polling on Offshore Drilling FireDogLake. I didn’t read the story till now, I could tell from the mere headline that the poll question was inept and/or unduly suggestive.
Congress approves Basel III before it even exists Felix Salmon. Bloggers are now on the media call list; I was pinged about speaking to Barr and didn’t have the bandwidth Thursday. I’m less than keen about the practice (government officials should say things to the public in public forums); plus the officialdom expects one to make them a priority when they want to talk, which if you are a paid member of the MSM, makes sense, but is not valid for bloggers.
‘Bail-in’ will save the taxpayer from the bail-out Gillian Tett, Financial Times
The Uses and Abuses of Economic Ideology Adair Turner, Project Syndicate (hat tip Mark Thoma)
OK, I have a really embarrassing bleg. I will be in Copenhagen for a day (Sunday) flying in overnight (ergo a bit bleary). I will probably be able to do a quick search as to what might be worth seeing, but I tend to be a bit allergic to the normal tourist routine (I much prefer hanging out and getting a sense of how a city operates, but that simply can’t happen on a short visit). So I suppose I am really asking “Of the obligatory tourist things to do, are any really standouts?” and “Is there anything of the not on the standard tourist list you’d suggest?”
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