By lambert strether of Corrente
Readers, Yves apologizes for thin posts; she has been in “airplane hell” today and may well be in for another round of the treatment tomorrow.
LDP victory puts Abe in driver’s seat to pick up where he left off Asahi Shimbun. “[L]imitless printing of currency.”
The Yakuza Lobby Foreign Policy
HSBC Management’s Criminal Activity Above the Law: Justice for Some Jesse’s Café Américain
Moody’s Getting No Respect as Bonds Shun 56% of Country Ratings Bloomberg. It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of accounting control fraud enablers.
Insane Clown Posse Foreign Policy. 5 Stelle: “Clean water supply, public transportation, development, broadband digital network access, and the environment.”
European Court Condemns CIA Extraction Techniques as Torture Scott Horton, Harpers
New York’s top court highlights the meaninglessness and menace of the term ‘terrorism’ Glenn Greenwald, Guardian
Libertarian Automatic Weapons Safety Brad DeLong. Sure, but why stop at firearms?
Justice Dept. Shelved Ideas to Improve Gun Background Checks Charlie Savage, Times. “Meaningful action.”
God Damn You, America, and Your White, Privileged Grief Power of Narrative
Why don’t bad ideas ever die? Barry Ritholtz. At WaPo.
Assimilated by the Peterson Borg Paul Krugman, Times
New metaphors for the social Understanding Society
Robots and Liberalism Peter Frase
Chalk Up Another for the Economics of Google Searches Worthwhile Canadian Initiative
Closed Book Foreign Policy. Why won’t the Obama administration back a treaty to make reading more accessible for the visually impaired?
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