Dear patient readers, I’m working on a Cyprus post that should be ready to go by 8:00 AM at the latest. Come back soon!
Three-person IVF could move closer in UK BBC. Giving menage a trois a whole new meaning….
Test of anthrax vaccine in children gets tentative OK Reuters (furzy mouse). This is crazy
Urban Exploration Helps Terrorism, Counterterrorism Agency Warns Wired (Brindle)
Independent bookstores doing better than ever in 2012 Melville House (diane). Who’d have thunk it?
“The Beginning of the End: Why 1 billion Users May Not be Enough to Save Facebook” YouTube (diptherio)
Cyprus matters MacroBusiness
TMM’s Radical Plan for Cyprus Macro Man
Cyprus: It’s not about the numbers ekathimerini
The case for policy change: Democratic legitimacy of EMU cannot be an afterthought in solving the crisis VoxEU. Um, Cyprus says otherwise.
W.H. to Congress: Easter Egg Roll could be canceled (Updated) Politico (David P). Obama must be unhappy that the sequester isn’t doing obvious damage, like messing up air travel, yet, but this is still a pretty pathetic way to generate a headline.
Ohio school shooter gives finger to victims while wearing ‘killer’ T-shirt Raw Story (furzy mouse)
H-1B reform bill bolstered by testimony about male visa-holders ComputerWorld (May S)
G.O.P. Opposition to Immigration Law Is Falling Away New York Times
The NRA’s List of Banned Lists Bloomberg
America Is STILL Paying For The Civil War Associated Press (May S)
Why the Trader Joe’s Model Benefits Workers–And the Bottom-Line National Journal (May S). I’ve written about Costco before, but it continues to stun me: why don’t companies get that paying employees better leads to less turnover and higher productivity?
Oil Sands Show Obama’s Policy-Making at Its Worst OilPrice. A lot left out, like why aren’t the Canadians refining the oil? But looking for a reader sanity check on the assertion that not doing Keystone will make a big dent in US-Canadian relations
Freddie sues over ‘substantial’ Libor loss Financial Times
The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Jamie Dimon, Wall Street’s Golden Boy Alternet (May S). As much as a sympathize with the sentiment, Dimon is still very much in charge of JP Morgan, so declarations of his fall look a tad premature. CEOs can buy a lot of PR, and Blankfein rode out Goldman’s CDO-related investigations (although the problems at JPM look to be far more serious, since they reveal deficiencies in internal controls, a much bigger deal than fleecing customers).
Obama’s Top Priority Will Intensify Environmental and Social Crises CASSE (JohnB). Of course, Obama is not really pro growth, he’s pro austerity, but he believes austerity will produce growth.
The Slippery Grip of Growth – Guest Post by Hawkeye Golem XIV (JohnB)
Antidote du jour: