Hopes fade of Higgs particle opening door to new realms soon Reuters (Lambert)
Stubborn TB Exposure Grows Along the Border Wall Street Journal
Silicon Valley Reportedly Full of Stoners Alternet (May S). This is news?
The wonderful people of Oz National Post (Lance)
Another step towards an East-West trade war Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Germany’s New Anti-Euro Party Der Spiegel
The Life and Legacy of Hugo Chavez Real News. This is a useful overview.
IN PRAISE OF POLITICAL DYSFUNCTION Marshall Auerback, New Economic Perspectives
Blocked Bids to Fill Judgeships Stir New Fight on Filibuster New York Times
Don’t be fooled: 7.7% is likely a short-lived low in the US unemployment rate Dean Baker, Guardian
The Pension Fund That Ate California City Journal (May S)
STRIKE? Huffington Post. The artists are not making their case at all well, given this HuffPo write up.
The legacy systems problem Frances Coppola
“Some Of These Institutions Have Become Too Large” Simon Johnson
Goldman fails to block vote over chairman Financial Times
This Restaurant Chain Doesn’t Mind Giving Away Its Food Take Part (RC)
Expert Panel: Don’t trade away financial stability in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Triple Crisis. You can see what America’s priorities are: opening more markets to TBTF banks.
A Dangerous ‘New Normal’ in College Debt Charles Blow, New York Times
How Colleges Are Making Income Inequality Worse National Journal (May S)
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