The Global Economic ‘Canary In The Coalmine’ Isn’t As Sick As We Thought Sam Ro, Business Insider.
A Glimpse of the Oligarchy’s View of the Future for US Workers masaccio, FDL (CB)
Low Income Households Have Expenses More Than Twice Their Income Economic Populist
Thousands swell streets for third protest outside Congress El Pais. Madrid.
The barman who refused to serve the law El Pais. Madrid.
Banks confront a post-crisis world of tougher regulations and lower profits FT. “The banks are struggling to identify a new cash cow that grazes between the new rules.”
Rethinking Robert Rubin William D. Cohan, Businessweek. Oh?
Fed Watch: Is Low Inflation Always Good? Economist’s View
The economics of video games WaPo. MMORPGs hiring economists. What could go wrong?
US troop deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000 AL Jazeera
Assange Speaks to UN (video) RNN
Are Troops Talking to Assange ‘Communicating With the Enemy’? Jake Tapper, ABC
Insight: Three lawyers ask U.S. Supreme Court: Why here? FT. Alien Tort Statute.
Argument preview: Will an old law shrink? SCOTUSblog. The same.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she doesn’t use email New York Daily News
Spotted on Weibo: Killing Time on China’s Massively Overcrowded Roads Tea Leaf Nation. Pikers.
The greening of the mooncake LA Times
Our Favorite Market Chart Continues To Work Perfectly Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider. Lot of incentives here.
Obamanomics: A Counterhistory David Leonhardt, Times.
Mission elapsed time: T + 24 and counting*
Readers, I must apologize again for not doing Campaign Countdown this evening; I’m still “sick and tired.” So I’ll just share the best metaphor I’ve been able to find yet for our electoral process, circa 2012:
“Everyone wants to see a lot of clowns come out of a really small car.”
How true, how true.
And now, please excuse me until tomorrow. I’ve got to be setting my expectations for the debates.
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