Forgive the thin posts. Yours truly is still seriously under the weather and is finally seeing a doctor. I thought this horrible bug was a virus, possibly mono (yes, you can get it twice) but someone with the same symptoms said it’s bacterial and antibiotics fixed her up pronto. Wish me luck.
Baby bust BBC. This was expected for the US in the 1990s. Note that better safety nets = higher fertility rates in advanced economies.
The Gospel of Wealth Fails the Inequity Test in Primates Scientific American (Mark Thoma)
Get Ready for Ads that Follow You from One Device to the Next MIT Technology Review
Strong Quake Shakes Japan Wall Street Journal
Europe Bank Cuts 2013 GDP Forecast Wall Street Journal
Turning Point?: Light Seen at End of Euro-Crisis Tunnel Der Spiegel
‘Forgotten in Iraq’ New York Times (Robert M)
Raising the Medicare Age Is a Uniquely Terrible Idea Jon Walker, Firedoglake (Carol B)
A dream SEC chief Matt Stoller, Salon
The ghost of the leveraged super senior FT Alphaville
Regulator sat in on Deutsche audits Financial Times
Bankruptcy means bonus time for many top executives Daily Kos (Carol B)
Watch out for the second US cliffhanger Gillian Tett, Financial Times
CUOMO ADMINISTRATION REQUIRES MAJOR MORTGAGE SERVICER TO INSTALL MONITOR TO ENSURE PROMISED REFORMS ARE IMPLEMENTED New York State Department of Financial Services (Deontos). If you know Ocwen, this is no surprise.
MBS litigation 2.0: BofA sues trustee Wells Fargo over put-back demands Alison Frankel (Lisa Epstein)
Student-Loan Collections Could Be Subject to Drastic Overhaul Nathalie Martin, Credit Slips
Antidote du jour. This is reader MG’s 7 year old bull terrier George: