Lambert as usual provided many links!
Shock ‘n’ oil VoxEU
Europeans can’t blog Bruegel
When Elites Depart John Robb
President Karzai casts doubts on US version of Afghan village massacre Guardian. I suspect the army remembers all too well how much the My Lai massacre cut into already falling support for the war in Vietnam.
Gulf Widens Between U.S. and a More Volatile Karzai New York Times
Democracy Now on the imprisoned Yemeni journalist Glenn Greenwald
Lagarde Says World Can’t Be Lulled Into Sense of Security Bloomberg. Glad someone is paying attention.
LETTER FROM ATHENS: INSIDE THE GREEK CRISIS WITH ANARCHISTS AND THE RADICALIZED EX-MIDDLE-CLASS Alexander Zaitchik, eXiled
Goldman Sachs Board Must Act on Smith Op-Ed, Ex-Partner Writes Bloomberg. The story also reports on the Goldman-defending piece written by Janet Hanson of 85 Broads, who is a shameless self promoter (I say this having seen her in action) whose business model depends on maintaining good relations with Goldman and Wall Street generally. If this is the best pro-Goldman piece Bloomberg could find, Goldman has a lot to worry about.
Barriers to Change, From Wall St. and Geneva Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Are police moving in on Zuccotti ‘occupy’ protesters? Raw Story. Has a livestream, which now has no visual but you can get an idea from the audio
How Occupy Wall Street Spent $700,000 in Six Months Atlantic. Lambert:
If the goal is to change the national conversation to include “income inequality,” which it did, $700K is a trivial amount with an incredible ROI, especially considering what they’re up against. It’s not clear that people will see it that way, however. The Atlantic article may be an opening shot.
Occupy Wall Street celebrates 6 months since start Associated Press
Unemployed Is Bad Enough; ‘Unbanked’ Can Be Worse New York Times
Insight: The banker and the cabbie: When two worlds collide Reuters. Jennings is toast. And read to the damning little bit at the very end.
The Banks Win, Again New York Times. This editorial disses the settlement and the stress test outcome.
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