Electricity from the marshes PhysOrg (Robert M)
Seeing the light: Ed Boyden’s tools for brain hackers Wired (Robert M)
B.C. First Nation members evict pipeline surveyors, set up road block Globe and Mail (martha r)
China’s ‘Go West’ boom offers bonanza for British banks Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Elliot vs Argentina is a domestic Argentine issue Felix Salmon
Idle weekend speculation A Fistful of Euros
EU Leaders End Summit With No Deal on a Budget Wall Street Journal
Lies, damned lies, and written Parliamentary answers! How the Civil Service bamboozles the public with bullshit! Rowan Bosworth-Davies. On big bank money laundering and denial of regulatory oversight responsibility re same (Nicholas Shaxson via Richard Smith)
Report: White House considering corporate donors for inauguration The Hill. So if you didn’t buy his good will during the campaign, it’s not too late.
Will President Obama Restore the Rule of Law During His Second Term? Truthout (Richard R)
Attention Americans: the Revolution has begun. You must choose a side. Fabius Maximum (Chuck L). Zeitgeist watch. I’m told the people behind the Fabius Maximus group blog come out of the national security establishment.
U.S. Headed For Fiscal Cliff Onion. Lambert reminds of this classic: 20,000 Sacrificed In Annual Blood Offering To Corporate America
Marginal Rates and Economic Growth: They Go Up Together Steve Roth, Angry Bear
Millions will qualify for new options under the health care law. Most have no idea. Sarah Kliff, Washington Post
Why Black Friday Is a Behavioral Economist’s Nightmare New York Magazine. I can’t begin to relate to this problem…
Local police disperse, arrest Black Friday protesters on behalf of Walmart Dispatches from the Underclass
Failure of the American Conscience: Walmart Reports Record Black Friday Sales Despite 100-City Worker Strike Firedoglake. I have to tell you, they did not tell friendly non-Walmart shoppers what to do to help, except send money. A picket line outside the stores was never gonna get very far. There were a lot of disrupt-the-stores-within-permitted-customer-behavior strategies that were bruited about, and no one sanctioned any of them. My relatives already refuse to patronize Walmart. Its customers presumably don’t give care much about the pay issue, and trying to raise their consciousness was always going to be an uphill battle.
Economists, Obama administration at odds over role of mortgage debt in recovery Washington Post. Of course the Administration denies it screwed up.
US cash piles built on more than anxiety Financial Times. Good until it pumps for the monster corporate gimmie of tax repatriation holiday.
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