If you are in DC, please consider Protest of President Obama’s Special Walk and Visit to U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Feb. 7 at 11 AM. If nothing else, it’s pretty unseemly for the so-called leader of the free world to kiss this ring.
Buddhism and Neuroscience Psychology Today (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Bush visit to Switzerland cancelled over security fears Independent (hat tip reader buba)
Wallflowers at the Revolution Frank Rich, New York Times
I got on the elevator with the Egyptian ambassador (his permanent residence is two floors above me). We were the only people in the lift and I could have asked him a question. But I didn’t since what could he say to me? I didn’t see the point of putting him on the spot, and he did not make eye contact.
Is the euro rescue succeeding? Uri Dadush and Bennett Stancil, VoxEU
Koch brothers now at heart of GOP power Los Angeles Times
All I’ll Say Today About Ronald Reagan’s 100th Birthday Ken Houghton, Angry Bear
Grover Cleveland, Obama’s Percursor? Michael Perelman, EconoSpeak
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Falsified 20 Years Of Financial Disclosure Forms VelvetRevolution (hat tip reader furzy mouse). This story has not gotten much traction and the forms are actually very clear about the importance of the accuracy of info relative to one’s spouse and dependents, and on the penalties for falsifying information or failing to file).
Flagrant breach of copyright by TeacherSoft John Hempton
Hackers Penetrate Nasdaq Computers Wall Street Journal
In a jam, more skip mortgage payments Boston Globe (hat tip ShameTheBanks)
Citigroup’s Distressed Muni Deal May Point Way for Takeovers Bloomberg (hat tip reader Buzz Potamkin)
New Jersey Appeals Court Shoots Down Foreclosure Over Bad Documents Abigail Field, DailyFinance
Michael Lewis [NONSENSE] on Ireland jck. So much for the vaunted Vanity Fair fact checkers.
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