The Era of Small and Many Bill McKibben, Orion Magazine (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck)
Mathematically detecting financial bubbles before they burst ScienceBlog (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Does sport make your kids smarter? New evidence from Germany VoxEU. Until they get head injuries…(from a formerly fat and sedentary child)
Thai Flooding Causes Threat of Disease Wall Street Journal
Battle of the Bulge: China’s Military Recruits More Fatties Wired (hat tip reader 1SK)
Festering anger, Nazi war crimes and the £60bn the Greeks believe the Germans owe them Daily Mail (hat tip reader 1SK)
Greek PM scraps referendum plan Financial Times. In case you managed to miss the news.
Greece may leave euro, leaders admit Guardian. But they’ve made it clear they will kick them on the way out should they try.
Why I would have voted no in a Greek referendum Samuel Brittan, Financial Times
Why Not Give Greeks Their Say? Floyd Norris, New York Times
Joseph Stiglitz on Iceland’s Crisis and Recovery Ed Harrison
Approaching the Italian endgame FT Alphaville
Will the US get hurt by the Eurozone? Kent Willard
Subprime moment looms for ‘risk-free’ sovereign debt Gillian Tett, Financial Times
Bleak Portrait of Poverty Is Off the Mark, Experts Say New York Times. Now that poverty has risen and a record number of Americans are on food stamps, the Ministry of Truth is telling us poverty really is not so bad. Krugman debunks the report: Oligarchy, American Style
Castrated servants of Royalty digby (hat tip reader Carol B)
Actual Co-Opting of the 99% Movement, for the Tar Sands Pipeline Dave Dayen, FireDogLake (hat tip reader Carol B)
SEC Said to Review Possible MF Insider Trading Bloomberg. If the only tool you think you have is a hammer..
MF Global Masked Debt Risks Wall Street Journal
As Regulators Pressed Changes, Corzine Pushed Back, and Won New York Times
AIG records biggest loss since 2009 Financial Times
Freddie Mac seeks further $6bn from taxpayers Financial Times
First Time Unemployment Claims Increase But Less Than Usual Wall Street Examiner (hat tip reader Carol B)
Tell President Obama: Don’t sell us out to Wall Street Credo. Please sign this petition. Credo was the moving force behind getting Kamala Harris to walk from the attorney general mortgage settlement negotiations.
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