Lambert Strether (Yves being on vacation).
Rapid Climate Changes Turn North Woods into Moose Graveyard Scientific American
Supervolcano Drilling Plan Gets Go-Ahead Science. What could go wrong?
“Is Insider Trading Part of the Fabric?” Gretchen Morgenson
Sell-side research isn’t inside information Felix Salmon
BBC Interview with Nassim Taleb on JPMorgan Jesse: “The more I look into this and think about it, the more that Barack Obama’s ‘favorite banker’ looks like Enron in their heyday.”
Obama: “Unless you run a financial institution whose business model is built on cheating consumers or making risky bets that could damage the whole economy, you have nothing to fear from Wall Street reform.” I swear I’m not making this up!
Syndicate: If You Can Get It, Run The Other Way Big Picture. FaceBorg post mortem.
CPD: Terror suspects had planned firebomb attacks Local ABC. Helpful undercover policeman: “Hey, I just happen to have a source of jellied gasoline! And jelly jars, too!” Timothy McVeigh these guys ain’t.
NATO Summit: 3 Protesters Arrested, Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism National ABC. Nuance: Local says arrestees to attend black bloc demo; national says arrestees “proclaimed themselves to be” black block. Going with local, sensing oncoming and ugly moral panic. Honestly, it’s like watching an elephant panic at the sight of a mouse. Man up, global oligarchs!
“Student Strike” main page Montreal Gazette
The Trade Agreement You Never Heard About – TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Economic Populist
So Warren Buffett likes newspapers again? Jack Shafer
“A Little Secret Denmark Shares with Canada about Social Mobility that Americans and Brits Should Know” Economist’s View. Moral is at the end.
Ending NATO’s double standard Reuters
A Victory for All of Us Chris Hedges
Drone filmmaker denied visa to accept his film festival award Greenwald. The Obama administration is mind-bogglingly petty and thin-skinned.
It’s safer to poke fun at airlines than take on a whole country FT. Tyler Brûlé.
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I’m not covering the horse-race today so I can get up early and watch the Sunday morning talk shows. Not. –lambert
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Antidote du jour (hat tip SV):