Capitalism is so broken it can’t be fixed Paul B. Farrell, Marketwatch. Odd last paragraph, then.
A government at the mercy of events Martin Wolf, FT. “[I]t is not clear what a rating for a sovereign that borrows in its own fiat (government-made) money actually means.”
White House releases state-by-state breakdown of sequester’s effects WaPo. $85 billion? Expensive theatre tickets. Especially for Off-Broadway.
Sequester Threatens Top-Secret Military Research Alan Grayson, FDL
THE DIGITAL 50: The 50 Hottest People In Online Politics Business Insider
Unsuspecting Movie Stars Follow Fake Red Carpet Into Back Of Kidnappers’ Van America’s Finest News Source
Failure By Design Another Word for It
Survey: No nuclear plants meet new safety standards Asahi Shimbun
Recycling Radioactive Metals Disputed Consortium News (furzy mouse). But the products got glowing reviews!
U.S. Drone and Surveillance Flight Bases in Africa Map and Photos Public Intelligence
Gibbs: I was told not to acknowledge existence of drone program as Obama press secretary Yahoo News (Valissa). “Most open and transparent in history.” They’re just laughing at us, aren’t they?
The Shortgage of Bulgarians Inside Bulgaria A Fistful of Euros
The rise of Europe’s far-right voices Al Jazeera. Good data, terrible interactive.
Surviving AIDS, but Not the Life That Followed Times (Arts)
A Tent City for Fun and Profit Times (Sports). Read to the end.
Half of Detroit property owners don’t pay taxes Detroit News
Compound Interest and Wealth Accumulation: It’s Not As Easy as You Think Retirement Researcher Blog
Head of the Dragon: The Rise of New Shanghai Design Observer
Google gadgets and glasses Semantics and Data Mapping
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Readers: I (moi lambert, and not Yves) will be in “the city” for Occupy Data (sign-up; detail) this coming Friday and Saturday at CUNY. I’m also going to go out to dinner with some of my fellows from Corrente in Chinatown, Friday, March 1, at 7:30PM. So, (a) if any NC New Yorkers know the best cheap Chinese restaurant of the moment in Chinatown, please let me know in comments. And (b) if any NCers want to come, you’re invited! (And please contact me here, so as not to clutter the comments.) Again, Yves won’t be there, and cannot, indeed should not, be cajoled about it!
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Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):