Morris the cat runs for mayor of Mexican city AP (Vallisa)
Defending the One Percent Greg Mankiw. Put down your coffee.
*Confessions of a Sociopath* Marginal Revolution
Mexico’s Spoiled Rich Kids Online WSJ
The importance of redistribution ataxingmatter
A quick note on “helicopter drops” Interfluidity
Big Brother Is Watching Watch
The Snowden Principle John Cusack, HuffPo
GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians’ communications at G20 summits Guardian. I’m sure G8 is pleased to know this.
Here’s (Possibly) the Whole Truth About How PRISM Works The Atlantic. This is the current version of the official story. So far, Team Obama has managed their surveillance scandal far better than Bush did.
Obama does not feel Americans’ privacy violated: chief of staff Reuters. But secret law? Jake with the angels!
The Big Money Atrios. Secret laws, huge budget, no oversight, body shops galore. What could go wrong?
Coups, Corporations, and Classified Information NBER (MS). Oldie but goodie. Note front running possibilities.
Bid to relaunch synthetic CDO unravels FT. Good Lord, why?!
What the bond market is telling the Fed Gavyn Davies, FT
In Countrywide Case, Watchdogs Without Any Bark Gretchen Morgenson, Times
How The American University was Killed, in Five Easy Steps The Homeless Adjunct (Avedon)
Forget MOOCs–Let’s Use MOOA Minding the Campus. Gut the overpaid, parasitic, and corrupt administrative layer (Exhibit A: Cooper Union) and return the universities to teaching and research.
How Much Stress Can We Take? Massochio (CB)
Wanted: Health-Care Legal Experts Online WSJ. Jobs! For lawyers!
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