Dear patient readers,
I’m doing quite a bit of traveling from now through April 17, starting with a day flight to London tomorrow. Then to Berlin for INET, then in London one day on the way back.
Although I will be posting more or less as usual some days, Lambert and Matt Stoller will be doing a substantial amount of site DJing while I am gone, so be nice! Most readers seem to appreciate a change in perspective now and again.
Even though I started Links today, Lambert I am pretty sure will have done most by the time they are completed, so he deserves credit.
Mystery of Human Consciousness Illuminated: Primitive Consciousness Emerges First as You Awaken from Anesthesia Science Daily (LS). Or after the first coffee.
A Rose-Colored View May Come Standard New York Times. I guarantee this will make people stupider. Brain research on Powerpoint has found people retain information less well when they have to switch from visual to auditory channels.
Twitter Plans to Open Detroit Office Reuters (LS). And the local equivalent of 611 Folsom?
Marriage Law Goes to Court Wall Street Journal
Americans Cutting Back on Drugs and Doctor Visits New York Times
A Centerless Euro Cannot Hold Kenneth Rogoff, Project Syndicate
Greek pensioner kills himself outside parliament Reuters. “Refused to scrounge for food in the rubbish.”
A Quick Boost for the Economy — a $12 Minimum Wage The Real News
Big rise in US crude stocks deflates price Financial Times
Probe of Insurers Gains Steam Wall Street Journal
New York Fed eyes Maiden Lane III sale Financial Times
Cash: Killing It, or Building Bridges to It? Credit Slips
Goldman’s Gloomy Outlook In One Huge Slide Clusterstock
Camels can pass through a needle’s eye Financial Times
Below Average Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast Scientific American.
Modern art was CIA ‘weapon’ Independent
Mississippi residents find death along oily Gulf shores Southern Studies
Change will only come from the bottom up Bangkok Post
Chicago has its own Trayvon Martin-like scandal Chicago Sun Times
After Troy Davis, After Trayvon Martin: What A Real Justice Movement Will Look Like Black Agenda Report (LS). Must read, and note the table at the end.
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