Links are thin because I had some administrative duties plus played hooky and saw Django Unchained, which I enjoyed the most of the holiday season movies I’ve seen thus far (I like action movies so the over-the-top violence didn’t bother me, and vigilante justice looks awfully appealing these days). My comparison group, in order of how much I liked them, are Les Miserables, Life of Pi, and Lincoln. I refuse to see Zero Dark Thirty.
The Shame of College Sports Atlantic
Tasmania fires strand thousands BBC :-(
North Korea’s New Master Plan Wolf Richter (Chuck L)
The ‘war on terror’ – by design – can never end Glenn Greenwald, Guardian
How to Improve Your Golf Score – and Do a Little Random Killing Casey Research (Chris M)
The most influential President of our time is. . . David Kasier (Chuck L)
Let’s Repeal the Second Amendment Kurt Eichenwald, Vanity Fair
After Fiscal Deal, Tax Code May Be the Most Progressive Since 1979 New York Times. OMG, the propaganda never ends. This is just not true. The top marginal tax rate in 1981 was 70%. See here, for instance.
Fed Holds Up $10 Billion Mortgage Pact With Banks, OCC Wall Street Journal
The End of Economists’ Imperialism Harvard Business Review blog. We can only hope.
Why You Won’t Be the Person You Expect to Be New York Times (Larry R)
The Power of Negative Thinking Wall Street Journal. How did I miss this? :-)
To know what to do is not enough Ian Welsh (Lambert). Today’s must read.
Antidote du jour Dr. Kevin):