Pharma firms tested drugs on East Germans: report Agence France-Presse
National Rifle Association moves to block UN treaty on gun control Amy Goodman, Guardian
Number of Homeless Iraq, Afghan Veterans Doubles DSWright, Firedoglake
A Double Shot of Misunderstanding Paul Krugman
‘Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff ‘ Mark Thoma. Summarizes a useful analysis by a Dallas Fed economist.
Metrics for the “Ever Expanding Government” Menzie Cbinn, Econbrowser
Foreclosures and the Police State Counterpunch (1 SK)
BOMBSHELL! Florida Judge Finds US Bank in Contempt of Court! (US Bank v. Jansen) Matt Weidner. The judge got so disgusted he ordered the appearance of the president of US Bank. Needless to say, that didn’t happen.
For Grieving Father Struggling With Dead Son’s Student Debt, Resolution Comes Four Years Late coprs ‘r’ people (dcblogger)
Children face cruelties of the adult world Simon Schama, Financial Times. Peculiarly fails to acknowledge that the sort of childhood he celebrates is a modern construct.
Colleges’ Bureaucracy Expands Costs Wall Street Journal. Better late than never to notice this.
America’s Cars and Appliances Are Getting Old Barry Ritholtz. Barry thinks all this stuff has to be replaced. Well, eventually, but what if America is starting to act like frugal Yankees, keeping and maintaining and selectively upgrading stuff until it falls apart?
The S.E.C. at a Turning Point Simon Johnson, New York Times
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