We’ve come across a post in French we’d like translated to run at NC. About 400 words, but more literary French than Le Monde. Anyone who is interested please contact me.
EC is short of 140,000 election officials for 15 southern provinces Thai PBS (furzy mouse). Lambert: “That’s a soft secession. All sides are playing with fire.”
Fancy-dress dogging on duke’s estate upsets villagers The Times. Only in England….
Women delaying motherhood is ‘worrying issue’, says Chief Medical Officer Telegraph. Um, she also doesn’t like that some women don’t have children.
Sharks circle Canadian housing MacroBusiness
South Sudan Is a Defining Crisis for U.N. New York Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
My Doctor Can Disclose My Medical Records to the NSA Without My Authorization (and so can yours) Peter Van Buren, Firedoglake
FOIA fight for NSA documents continues Columbia Journalism Review
Today I Briefed Congress on the NSA Bruce Schneier
Roll Over, Ike cocktailhag, Firedoglake
US explores ‘end game’ in tobacco control Financial Times
America’s Emergency Care System Is On The Verge Of Failing Business Insider (Francois T). No doubt true, but this report is about Americas’ “emergency care system” and not about just about emergency rooms. See the report here. The problem is it also has some clear agendas. For instance, 20% of the score is based on whether tort liability, and the report explicitly incorporates the myth that medical malpractice liability costs are driving doctors out of the profession. My sample of MDs in New York City says that the hassles of dealing with health insurers is a much bigger perp of doctors stopping practicing (or converting their practice to ailments of the affluent, like dermatologists who only do cosmetic procedures). But you see nary a mention of insurance hassles here. Similarly, 15% of the grade is based on “disaster preparedness” which is readiness to respond to terrorist attacks, pandemics, and natural disasters. Maine, which scores well generally, gets an F in that category, as do many other rural states. But you would think the standards for disaster preparedness would be higher in states with bigger urban concentrations (due to greater knock-on effects from infrastructure damage, much greater odds of being targeted by terrorists, plus higher population densities leading to faster transmission of infectious diseases). So while this report is useful, it has some noteworthy biases.
An Occupy Wall Street Offshoot Has Its Day Simon Johnson, New York Times
How Occupy Wall Street Won In One Chart Business Insider
Statement to county commissioners at pipeline meeting Pruning Shears
Ohio uses untested execution method Guardian. Jeez, a firing squad would be more humane.
Judge Disallows Plan by Detroit to Pay Off Banks New York Times
Cold Shoulder for Global Warming on Sunday TV Bernie Sanders
Banks Keep Their Mortgage Litigation Reserves a Secret New York Times. Pathetic.
New plan to wind down Fannie and Freddie Financial Times
When financiers align themselves against Wall Street Felix Salmon
Banks Are Not Fund Managers Frances Coppola, Forbes
Advocates for Workers Raise the Ire of Business New York Times. Businesses adopting the “We will fight them on the beaches” strategy.
Goldman Sachs pays employees average of $383,000 after profits rise 5% Guardian. Remember, this is an average: it includes secretaries, back office personnel, IT staff.
ALBERT EDWARDS: We’re On The Cliff Of Deflation And Markets Don’t Seem To Care Business Insider. I can tell you why. Disinflation (falling rates of inflation) are great for financial assets. That’s what drove the markets from 1982 through 2007. Plus Bernanke and central bankers have been worried about deflation since 2002 and with the Fed watching your back, why worry?
2014: Desperately seeking demand MacroBusiness
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