What is a proof? mathbabe
Putting a price on the rivers and rain diminishes us all Guardian (John L)
Is not joining Facebook a sign you’re a psychopath? Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is ‘suspicious’ Daily Mail. So people under 35 are required to be exhibitionists as a condition of employment?
Hospital Chain Inquiry Cited Unnecessary Cardiac Work New York Times
How a charity oversells mammography BMJ and BMJ OpEd Says Komen Ads False MedPageToday(furzy mouse). Regular readers have seen me rant periodically on what a crappy test mammograms are. A manual exam by someone who regularly feels boobs for cancer is better at catching dangerous cancers early than a mammogram. But you will never hear that from an MD in the US.
Asia Buyers Snap Up Australian Hotels As Mining Boom Fills Rooms Bloomberg (Joe Costello). Shades of Japan, circa 1988, except they went for golf courses and resorts.
Are Chinese profit warnings signalling a bottom? MacroBusiness
Germany and Italy near blows over euro Telegraph
Spain Proves that Austerity can never “Ensure” a Balanced Budget Bill Black, New Economic Perspectives
Standard Chartered Bank accused of scheming with Iran to hide transactions Guardian. As in $250 billion.
Standard Chartered Faces N.Y. Suspension Over Iran Deals Bloomberg. Note the bank contends that only $14 million in transactions were out of compliance. This is gonna be interesting.
Trading venues ready for CDS turf war IFRAsia (furzy mouse)
Vacant Detroit becomes dumping ground for the dead Associated Press (furzy mouse)
Why the Administration Won’t Fire Ed DeMarco, Cont’ David Dayen, Firedoglake
Raging Bulls: How Wall Street Got Addicted to Light-Speed Trading Wired (furzy mouse)
NY neighbors turn out to mark passing of 30-year-old Honda Civic AutoBlog (YY). Be sure to watch the procession video.
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