Thin links tonight, I have media today and should have been in bed hours ago. Please fill in what I missed in the comments section.
Lizard survives washing machine spin Telegraph (hat tip furzy mouse)
Should Plastic Bags Be Banned? New York Times
The science fiction effect Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
A Suit Airs Debate on Organic vs Modified Crops New York Times (hat tip reader John L)
Brazilian government files lawsuit against Twitter Raw Story (hat tip furzy mouse)
For Greece a tear, for Brussels a blush Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Insight: The dark side of Germany’s jobs miracle Reuters (hat tip reader May S)
Chinese inflation jumps to 4.5% Financial Times. Seen as New Year related, stay tuned.
Chinese electricity consumption smacked? MacroBusiness. Ditto.
FBI “Communities Against Terrorism” Suspicious Activity Reporting Flyers Public Intelligence (hat tip furzy mouse)
Elected as a Democrat, Now Governing the City Like a Republican Governing (hat tip reader May S) Wonder where they got that idea from?
Don’t put venture capital at risk John Gapper
Local currency in Bristol, UK can be used to pay taxes MoslerEconomics (hat tip Lambert)
Chief defends mortgage fraud task force Financial Times. Notice the spokesman is from the DoJ, not Schneiderman?
LES MISERABLES: SOCIAL SECURITY Dale Coberly, Angry Bear. This is ugly.
The world of finance needs a shame culture Jonathan Ford. It actually needs a guilt culture, but shame would still be great progress.
David Graeber’s Debt: My First 5,000 Words (a review) The New Inquiry (hat tip Lambert)
Why Wall Street Should Stop Whining Matt Taibbi
Antidote du jour (by Sompob Sasismit):