Dodo Extinction Tied To Muddy Swamp On Mauritius, Fossils Show Science Now (hat tip reader Carol B)
Murdoch resigns as BSkyB chairman Financial Times
Secret justice plan crumbles: Clegg says he’ll block it, report by MPs and peers damns it and now ministers are close to a U-turn Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
Dutch boy’s doodle steals prize limelight Financial Times. Reader Lee S: “As good as anything Draghi has come up with.”
IMF rattles tin for more money Guardian
Rick Perry criticises UK initiative to influence US climate sceptics Guardian (hat tip reader John L)
What will be the outcome of the United States Supreme Court hearings in June regarding the Individual Mandate of the Federal Healthcare Reform Act? Wisconsin School of Business. The problem with prediction markets is they are only as good as the people making the predictions.
Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool New York Times (hat tip reader May S)
A Government Harassment Suit Goes to Court Andrew Rosenthal, New York Times (hat tip reader Scott)
Cashless: The Coming War on Tax-Evasion and Decentralized Money Financial Sense (hat tip reader May S). I’m a bit leery of this site, but this article looks to have some interesting factoids.
Fed steps back from further easing Financial Times
Fitch Ditched in Bond Dispute Wall Street Journal. Ratings shopping lives.
Hubris leads to incompetence: the Rowe & Krugman edition Relentlessly Progressive Political Economy
The Keen/Krugman Debate: A Summary Unlearning Economics
For Archivists, ‘Occupy’ Movement Presents New Challenges The Chronicle of Higher Education
Deepthroat: Debt Collector Edition Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
Joe Nocera Highlights Bank’s Debt Collection Practices Dave Dayen, Firedoglake
Colleges Withhold Transcripts From Grads in Loan Default Nation (hat tip reader May S)
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