8,000 Year Old Giraffe Rock faboo mama (Carol B). Amazing.
Volcanoes, Not Meteorite, Killed Dinosaurs, New Study Suggests Huffington Post. Carol B: “Oh, phooey, I have a book from 15 or 20 years ago that made this argument. The Siberian Traps may have been instrumental in the Permian-Triassic die off. Why are we so attracted to extraterrestrial stuff?”
Scientists Forecast Dramatic Temperature Increase YaleGlobal (furzy mouse)
Infographic of the Day: The Next Step In Internet Domain Names Global Economic Intersection (furzy mouse)
Taleb’s Sokal Hoax Falkenblog (Richard Smith)
Monti Plans to Resign as Berlusconi Seeks Return to Power in Italy Bloomberg. Ooh, Mr. Market is not going to be happy, particularly since Berlusconi was talking about the cost of austerity to normal people! That’s not up for discussion. Put it another way: when Berlusconi is the most sensible guy in the room, you know things have gotten pretty bad.
Egypt’s Morsi Partially Annuls Decree Expanding His Powers Wall Street Journal
Thousands of US troops arrive near Syrian shore on USS Eisenhower RT (furzy mouse)
Responding to Jon Chait on the Suddenly Possible Idea of Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age David Dayen, Firedoglake
China Labor Watchdogs Expose Dark Side of Global Toy Empire Michelle Chen, Firedoglake
Shorter Eric Cantor: “The Rights of White Men to Sexually Assault Women of Color Shall Not Be Abridged!” Lawyers, Guns & Money (Chuck L)
Bin Laden, Torture and Hollywood New York Times. When I saw the trailer for Zero Dark Thirty, I felt a light bulb go off in my head, as if this signaled that we had crossed the event horizon into the late Soviet “all propaganda all the time” school of information management, except we capitalists have better production values. Critics are eating up a movie that says that torture works. Can I resign from the human race?
Origin and Early History of Platinum Coin Seigniorage In the Blogosphere New Economic Perspectives. It’s so hot that it’s history is being misattributed!
SEC’s Aguilar Warms Up to Money-Fund Overhauls Wall Street Journal. Wonder who got to him.
Deutsche Bank: Explaining The $12 Billion Loss That Never Was Colin Lokey, Seeking Alpha
For Fighting Foreclosures, a $100,000 Award New York Times. We linked to the announcement, nice to see the Times write the story up.
Reverse Mortgages Pose Big Risks for Seniors, Warn Attorneys and U.S. Officials AOL Real Estate (Carol B). Reverse mortgages = foreclosure futures.
Saving Economics from the Economists Harvard Business Review (furzy mouse)
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