More evidence of crustacean pain BBC. We need a study for this? Anyone who cooks lobsters doesn’t need more evidence.
Enviro Crusader Turns Pro-GMO, Anti-Organic—And Anti-Logic Mother Jones (Aquifer)
CU-Boulder, NOAA study uncovers oil and gas emission’s ‘chemical signature’ Longmont Times Call
Path-blazing researcher explores environmental links to autism E&E Publishing (Aquifer)
Sell US Coal to China and Watch Carbon Emissions Fall OilPrice. While probably narrowly true (US emissions would fall), this is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Aaron Swartz’s Lawyer: MIT Refused Plea Deal Without Jail Time Gothamist. Separately, can someone explain to me: why would Anonymous bother simply defacing the MIT website by posting a tribute to Swartz? Why didn’t they do something useful, like release all the e-mails of the MIT administrators about his case?
Is the UK suffering a second home buyer crisis? MacroBusiness
Europe drawn into global currency wars as slump deepens Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
The Eurozone and Greece: Is the Crisis over? Yanis Varoufakis
Estonian president’s Twitter fight with Paul Krugman becomes an opera Raw Story (psychohistorian)
Obama invokes Constitution in arguing for gun control Washington Post> It’s obvious Obama is going through the motions on the gun control fight. No Orwellian language (“gun safety”, “gun responsibility” or the like) but “gun control”.
I Went After Guns. Obama Can, Too. John Howard, New York Times. I never thought I would point approvingly to something written by Howard, but Australia’s gun policy design and implementation was a real accomplishment.
Congress Kills Part of the Affordable Care Act Crooks & Liars (psychohistorian)
QM Impact on the Mortgage Market Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
‘The Right’s Resistance to Regulation’ Mark Thoma
Have we solved ‘too big to fail’? Andrew Haldane, VoxEU
Lies, Damn Lies, and the Economist Matias Vernengo, Triple Crisis
The CIO curve trade that never was Lisa Pollack, Financial Times
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