ECONNED is three years old today. I am finally getting microscopic royalty checks. Since most books never earn back their advances, this means yours truly wuz robbed! But I became friends with Tom Adams, Richard Smith, and Andrew Dittmer (as well as got to know people who helped in smaller capacities, plus had my first two whistleblowers of sorts on Magnetar) so it was worth it in the end.
Richard the Lionheart’s mummified heart analysed BBC
Mice That Eat Yogurt Have Larger Testicles Scientific American (Chuck L). Yes, but didn’t we learn recently that mice are bad proxies for humans?
Study: Research shows everyone does worse with online learning Raw Story. Note who paid for the research. Nevertheless, I’ve been a skeptic of the online learning fad.
Price of entry to middle class? Coffee and tickets to French movies – finance secretary South China Morning Post
Covert Malaysian Campaign Touched A Wide Range Of American Media Buzzfeed (Swopa, FDL)
More Criticism in Internal IMF Report Real News Network. For some reason, the video is down, but the transcript is on the same page.
Hubris Isn’t the Half of It David Swanson, Truthout (May S). From last week, still germane.
Stephanie Kelton talks with Chris Hayes on Sequestration New Economic Perspectives
Neo-Imperialism and the Arrogance of Ignorance CounterPunch (Chuck L)
Bradley Manning: the face of heroism Glenn Greenwald
The Dangerous Logic of the Bradley Manning Case New Republic
Obama warns of lengthy fiscal crisis Financial Times. The incoherence, by design.
Who’s winning? David Kaiser. Chuck L: “David Kaiser, insightful again but again totally oblivious to Obama as the Democrats’ own Manchurian Candidate.”
School Employee Accidentally Shot During District-Sponsored Gun Training DSWright, Firedoglake
What If People Lived Forever . . . Menzie Chin, Econbrowser
What do you want? The Volcker Rule! When do you want it? Last summer when you said we’d have it! Lisa Pollack, FT Alphaville. Funny.
Sherrod Brown Teams Up With David Vitter To Break Up Big Banks Huffington Post
Antidote du jour (Lawrence R):