LEARN TO CODE SWITCH BEFORE YOU LEARN TO CODE Anil Dash (Lambert). A really important piece about a lot more than software.
Deformities, sickness and livestock deaths: the real cost of GM animal feed? The Ecologist (furzy mouse)
Lobotomy For World War II Veterans: Psychiatric Care by U.S. Government Wall Street Journal
Bloomberg Reporters Compensation Business Insider
Ikea toy wolf becomes Hong Kong protest symbol Hong Kong. Notice the big uptick in protests: Thailand, the Ukraine, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cordoba…and Yorkshire Regiment soldiers jailed for sit-in protest
Top U.S.-Backed Commander in Syria Run Out, U.S. Officials Say Wall Street Journal
U.S. Suspends Nonlethal Aid to the Syrian Opposition New York Times
US fears Rouhani and hardliners are playing ‘good cop, bad cop’ Financial Times
Implementing Health Reform: The November Exchange Enrollment Report Health Affairs Blog
WSJ/NBC News Poll: Health Law Hurting Obama Politically Wall Street Journal
Sexiest Man Alive Embraces Obamacare to Boost Enrollment Bloomberg. Personally, I find tattoos to be a turnoff, but I’m clearly not the demographic they are targeting….
Drone Nation. Infographic.
Aviation schools prepare for boom in drone jobs Associated Press (Lambert)
Ryan-Murray Budget Deal Announced To Remove Defense Cuts DSWright, Firedoglake. Carol B: “Chalmers Johnson did say he thought any serious attempt to rein in the MIC would end in a coup.”
Republicans in House warming to budget deal Washington Post
Occupy the SEC’s Volcker Rule Role Wall Street Journal
Regulators face heavy Volcker burden Financial Times
Billions of Tax Dollars Later, No New Jobs for New York David Cay Johnson, TaxAnalysts (Wendy)
The Job Report Mirage Counterpunch
The Awful Service Jobs Replacing Skilled Labor Alternet (Carol B)
Blinder and the Banks Dan Kervick, New Economic Perspectives. Scary that a former Fed vice chairman doesn’t get how bank reserves relate to lending.
Central banking’s elitist swap clubs Bangkok Post (furzy mouse)
J.P. Morgan to Pay $1 Billion Over Madoff Criminal Probe Wall Street Journal. The DoJ wants you to believe that a deferred prosecution agreement is the same as actual prosecution.
Lament of the plutocrats: Why Wall Street is fed up Politico. Ready your barf bag.
MMT: Often imitated, never duplicated Economonitor
Socialism: Converting Hysterical Misery into Ordinary Unhappiness for a Hundred Years Corey Robin (martha r). Today’s must read.
Antidote du jour:
And a bonus from furzy mouse (a video, so email readers need to visit the site). The YouTube label says otherwise, but his husky is clearly trying to say something to the parents, not the baby.