I filled in for Yves tonight so she can focus on a project. It’s a doozy. It’s the bee’s knees, the cat’s pajamas, positively the lobster’s dress shirt. –lambert
A new Gold Standard is being born Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph. A bit stale but interesting if true.
Edward Tufte’s defense of Aaron Swartz and the “marvelously different” Dan Nguyen’s Hack Place
The enormous profits of STM scholarly publishers The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics
The Practitioner’s Tale economicprincipals.com
A confederacy of dorks Interfluidity. IOR.
America’s debt dilemma: A looming crisis FT. Remarkably, or not, single payer is not mentioned as a cost containment measure.
No Joy in Vindication Another Word For It. Auditing the U.S. government.
Obama’s Inauguration Speech Dealt A Devastating Blow To Deficit Hawks Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider. Interesting if true.
Inaugural Address: Some Quick Reflections, and What Obama Did Not Say Jesse’s Café Américain
Obama Needs a New Deal Robert Shiller, Slate
Can Obama Speak to History? The New Yorker (Klassy!)
The Big Deal Paul Krugman, New York Times
Live-Blogging The Second Inauguration Of Barack Obama Andrew Sullivan, The Atlantic
Retail Sales and Jobs Financial Armageddon
A confidence hit for US housing? Macrobusiness
Energy Industry Doesn’t Understand Algeria Attack oilprice.com
Drillers explore ‘groundbreaking’ shallow fracking technique Pittsburgh Tribune
Google search is already open source math babe
Are annotations the new comments? Felix Salmon, Reuters
Israeli news broadcasters don’t cry Haaretz. Google headline. Must read.
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