Irruption of snowy owls in MI Free Press (Cap’n Magic).
All Thoroughbreds Have Same Ancestor ABC (Aquifer).
The Jobs Guarantee and MMT Core. A multi-part resource on this WPA-like policy, with responses to John Carney and Cullen Roche, among others.
First hand description of events in Oakland on Saturday (Skippy). Can’t vouch for the provenance, but it reads like the work of a subject matter expert.
UPDATE A second description on Saturday’s Oakland events. I’m told by a source who had a number of live streams going that this article is more accurate on sequence, mainstream or no (and one of the reporters was arrested).
Report: Block Bloc assaults streamer during #SolidaritySunday march New York Observer. Diversity of tactics, donchya know. And solidarity for me, but not for thee.
A skeptic’s guide to non-violent resistance. “The great irony is that most dictators would have an easier time dealing with an armed insurgency (where anything goes) than with a mass nonviolent campaign (where anything the dictator does could backfire).”
Honest Appalachia (furzy mouse). Awesome site for Appalachian whistleblowers.
“The banking industry still has a lot of work to do in terms of rebuilding trust” Bloomberg. Vikram Bandit, Davos co-chair.
Davos amenable to future date change to avoid clash with Chinese New Year. Senior officials were absent.
“Davos is Davos” WSJ. Until it’s not.
A specter is haunting Davos. Number 9. Number 9…
Topless bodies found in Davos panel Pravda. Diversity of tactics!
Davos does Big Data GigaOM.
Female attendance at Davos highest ever Bloomberg. 17% as opposed to 9% ten years ago. Alrighty, then.
Sixty years of economic change in one graph Atlantic (MS).
Downward mobility in New York City Bloomberg.
Complexity and transparency in finance mathbabe (SW). Rejoinders to Steve Waldman.
Government checks don’t bounce Macrobusiness. Buy helicopters!
Libertarians for public goods Noahpinion. And this is my other brother, Rackand.
If Obama’s serious about his Fraud Unit, he’ll check out this road map in Pravda. We don’t know how the FU will be set up, but here are the tells to watch for: Subpoena power, Senate hearings, a substantial budget, and a forum for crowdsourcing and whistleblowing. For The Droner, that last point is going to be a very heavy lift.
You can even get stucco WSJ (JC). Oh, how you can get stucco.
How foreclosure works in the UK. It’s ugly over there.
RBS bonus veto would have caused “chaos” BBC. Oh the humanity!
Smedley Butler addresses the Bonus Army Washington’s Blog. The original 99%.
OPD breaks discipline, arrests reporters Mother Jones.
OPD decisions must go through court monitors, a step closer to federal takeover Bay Citizen (Francois T). Wonder what the monitors think of the OPD’s role in the weekend’s events?
Port of Longview signs off on ILWU and EGT settlement Lower Columbia Daily News.
Cambodia’s New Look Travel and Leisure (MS).
62 banksters have raised at least $9.4 million for Obama and the DNC Salon. Populism!
Tammany on the Delaware The Record (SW). Then again, think of Corzine.
Victorian delicacy enjoys revival Daily Mail (MS).
Best product reviews EVAH (CJ). A have-to-have if you plan to follow Election 2012.
Antidote of the day: Hat tip, the great MJS.