Sydney bakes in hottest day on record as bushfires rage BBC. 46 degrees???
Bringing fusion electricity to the grid EureakAlert. Chuck L: “When I was an undergraduate 50+ years ago fusion power was predicted to be 40 years away, max. I guess it’s now down to 37. We’ll see. Or someone will, but it’s unlikely to be me personally.”
Peak oil: ‘increasingly groundless’ Guardian
No plastic for the Pope Economist (Aquifer)
China records slowest growth for 13 years Financial Times
European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group horror stories Deus Ex Macchiatio, tipped off by the London Whale Spreadsheet cockup.
Look at yourself objectively Aaron Swartz. People who do that are depressed. Never have heard a good theory as to which way the causality runs. Reader Benoit Essiambre flagged this piece because it “describes exactly his prosecutor’s reaction.”
Aaron’s Law: Violating a Site’s Terms of Service Should Not Land You in Jail Lawrence Lessig, Atlantic
Justice defends prosecution of Swartz The Hill (Aquifer)
Aaron Swartz memorial in NYC this Saturday BoingBoing
Christie Slaps NRA Over ‘Reprehensible’ Obama Girls Spot Bloomberg. The theater is getting interesting.
Let’s “shoot” this sucker down Ataturk, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Marijuana Possession Arrests Exceed Violent Crime Arrests (INFOGRAPHIC) Huffington Post (Carol B)
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Is Osama bin Laden’s Last Victory Over America Matt Taibbi (Aquifer)
GOP Weighs Short Debt-Limit Rise Wall Street Journal. Moving in the direction we predicted yesterday.
The Legacy of Timothy Geithner Simon Johnson, New York Times. OMG, look at the photo!
Citi and BofA fail to dispel concerns Financial Times
Inside the Hostess Bankery Daily Kos (Carol B)
Responding to Financial Crisis: Are Austerity and Suffering Inevitable? Jayati Ghosh, Triple Crisis
Looking for rent-seekers in all the wrong places MacroBusiness
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