I should be back to something closer to regular programming tomorrow. I’ve taken a partial break over the weekend and will be largely off the grid on Monday.
Anti-PowerPoint revolutionaries unite Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times. Hah, I’m not alone in refusing to do PowerPoint.
China Cities Value Land at Winnetka Prices With Bonds Seen Toxic Bloomberg (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck)
Why Japanese government bond yields are so low NoahOpinion (hat tip Ed Harrision)
ECB and Merkel clash over Greece Financial Times (hat tip reader Scott)
Plan D stands for default . . . and the death of the euro Wolfgang Munchau, Financial Times
America’s inefficient health-care system: another look Lane Kenworthy (hat tip reader Francois T)
For News Corporation, Troubles That Money Can’t Dispel New York Times (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Les Hinton sacrificed, but the worst is yet to come for News Corp Guardian (hat tip Robert N)
London police chief quits over hacking ties GJSEntinel (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Wall Street Journal hits back over phone hacking scandal in editorial Guardian (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). He deems it delusional, I deem it merely desperate.
Divide and Conquer Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard (hat tip reader Bruno)
Debt ceiling breakdown could shatter the Republicans Clive Crook, Financial Times
How Muslim-Bashing Loses Elections Stephen Salisbury, TomDispatch
The Blame for Fannie and Freddie Dean Baker
Tale Of Two Countries: The Growing Divide Between Silicon Valley And Unemployed America Washington Post (hat tip reader May S)
Hunger Stalks California’s Rural Communities TruthOut (hat tip reader May S)
Obama Passes Over Warren, Names Deputy to Run Consumer Agency Time. Suffice it to say we said it was clear Warren would not get the nod, but I would much rather have been proven wrong on this one. This is a real loss. I’ve been largely off the grid for the last couple of days but will have more to say about this shortly.
Letting Bankers Walk Paul Krugman
Wall Street’s Euthanasia of Industry Michael Hudson (hat tip Joe Costello and reader Bruno)
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader Valissa):