“…. Christmas Day, originally a Christian holiday to celebrate the birth of Christ…” USA Today (Buzz Potamkin).
Anonymous donors pay off K-Mart layaway accounts before Christmas. If you do this, why not credit your local Occupation?
Operation Santa Claus Market Watch (Buzz Potamkin).
Operation Santa Claus locations. Deadline December 23.
Satyendra Nath Bose, from whence “boson,” a bio.* Nature.
From Gossamer Condor and Solar Challenger to drones Business Week. Ooh, industrial policy!
Imperial Rome was slightly more equal than the U.S. based on the Gini index. See, slave societies really are less efficient!
Mohamed Bouazizi one year anniversary Al Jazeera English.
Getting ugly in Tahrir Square Al Jazeera English. Any readers with local knowledge here?
Episcopal Bishop among the first over the fence, as OWS occupies Duarte Park at Trinity Wall Street. Yeah, but what are their views on the ’28 Prayer Book?
Why save for retirement if the rentiers skim off more than you put in? Guardian (Buzz Potamkin) Stay a grasshopper, grasshopper! (Buzz Potamkin)
“Metamoney” Macrobusiness. Nice coinage.
The banksters have a Plan B: Shoot the hostages, then eat them. The cui bono for austerity rings true, but the detailed scenario on rehypothecation eludes me. Readers, thoughts?
How the Atlanta Fed boarded the #FAILboat. “…. A lack of analysis of the rapid growth of new forms of mortgage finance…” Translating freely: We blew it on accounting control fraud. Was there no research to consult?
Farmland bubble? Credit Writedowns.
Spain Banks Face 43% Price Fall on Repossessed Homes, Fitch Says Bloomberg (furzy mouse).
Credit Agricole quits commodity trade as crisis bites Reuters (furzy mouse).
Forensic Analysis Finds Venango County, PA, E-Voting System ‘Remotely Accessed’ on ‘Multiple Occasions’ by Unknown Computer. Who wrote the software? Did they work for LPS, too?
The soft fascism of Faceborg Big Picture. OK, I used the F-word, not the poster. But still….
They leave notes USA Today (Buzz Potamkin).
Prices of e-books raised to printed book levels Online WSJ. Of course, a paper book can’t be turned off at a central server, a great advantage, since you can now be protected from material you should not see.
Obama administration adopts states rights-like model for health exchanges under the ACA FDL (Mauimom). Minimum Federal standards? Pshaw! Why, that would be like Medicare!
Exit Clinton, stage right, noises off. FP: “America’s Pacific Century.” What could go wrong?
NOTE * We’re all bosons on this bus!