I know this matters more to me than to you, but ECONNED is two years old today (well it does have a new afterword as of the paperback release late last year).
Apps for Apes: Orangutans using iPads to paint and video chat with other apes Sideshow (hat tip reader Aquifer)
Mad Hattery! “Bringing you the very best in royal hats” (erm, hat tip Lambert courtesy DC Blogger)
On Facebook, No Nipples Allowed. (But Crushed Limbs are OK.) BigThink (hat tip reader Aquifer)
THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IS SEARCHING YOUR FACEBOOK AND TWITTER FOR THESE WORDS AnimalNewYork (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Knowledge Nature (reader Carlos)
If You Feel O.K., Maybe You Are O.K. New York Times. Hahaha, one of my pet peeves!
N.J. legislator proposes bill requiring genetic testing for all newborns, parents to verify paternity NJ (hat tip reader Ethan). I knew they’d come up with an excuse for universal genetic testing.
Euro and Yen: Looking for a Black Cat in a Dark Room Credit Writedowns
The global zombie shuffles on MacroBusiness
Southern discomfort fuels German unease Financial Times
Eurozone delays Athens rescue funds Financial Times
Southern European Money Migrating North to Safety Der Spiegel (hat tip reader May S)
MARK AMES 1, ANDREW BREITBART 0: EXILED EDITOR DOES DIRTY CHICKEN DANCE ON BREITBART’S GRAVE eXiled. This is bound to offend some readers, so if you have tender sensibilities, you’ve been warned.
Silicon Valley Homeless Feel The Grip Of Recession’s Long Reach Huffington Post
The Supreme Court’s corporate monsters–if money buys them “free speech” rights, can it help them avoid giving others human rights? Angry Bear (hat tip reader Aquifer). The double taxation argument is ridiculous. People who pay income and sales taxes are double taxed too, but is anybody concerned about that?
Dynamics of US slowdown MacroBusiness
ART CASHIN: We May Have Just Witnessed The Presence Of Artificial Intelligence In The Stock Market Clusterstock (hat tip furzy mouse). If this is how Skynet awakens, I’m not impressed.
ISDA: Suckers Wanted Barry Ritholtz. Hahaha, maybe ISDA will succeed where Dodd Frank feared to tread: kill the CDS market. The FT agrees: Fears for CDS market after Greek decision. And even though everyone was afraid of blowing up protection sellers, what happens to the parties who thought they were hedged and aren’t? Remember what Richard Bookstaber pointed out about tightly-coupled systems: measures intended to reduce risks often have the reverse effect. But we still have what looks to be an undeniable credit event next week, so stay tuned to see what ISDA does.
James Koutoulas: MF Global Financial Collapse And the Shadow Banking System Jesse. Have you notice that RT has hot women who ask geeky questions? And ask them in caffeinated up dumb blonde intonations? Stylistically, this is intriguing.
Open Models (part 2) mathbabe
The role of derivatives in the 2008 crisis Carolyn Sissoko (hat tip Richard Smith). This confirms why I don’t read Felix as much as I once did. He’s said that he doesn’t care about being right (!) and the result is he’s too inclined to say flip things which don’t have factual grounding.
When your tool fails your stock drops 35 percent John Hempton. This probably belongs on a list of “Greatest Post Headlines of All Time.”
Antidote du jour (hat tip Lambert courtesy SF):
And this is not exactly an antidote, but speaking of cats and shell games (hat tip Joe Costello)