Return of the Polar Vortex Wunderground. I hate to sound like the old fart that I am, but in the 1980s, every winter, there would be at least one 2-3 day period when the daily high was below 5 degrees in NYC, sometimes below zero. The problem is with over 20 years of not having spells like that, no one has the right clothes for it when it does show up. Wear more layers!!!
Risks associated with the use of antidepressants & antipsychotics David Healy (furzy mouse)
Boeing Finds a Promising Green Diesel Reviving Gaia
The coming Calculus MOOC Revolution and the end of math research Cathy O’Neil. More than robots can replace white collar jobs….and the knock-on effects can be large.
Middle class rage threatens democracy AsiaPacific
On the overvaluation of the yuan FT Alphaville
Malaysia blocks US trade shocker. Will we? MacroBusiness. AFR = Australian Financial Review, their answer to the Wall Street Journal. Malaysia has been vocal about its opposition to parts of the TPP, so the key bit isn’t their unhappiness per se, but that more and more media outlets in other potential signatories are taking note.
What Is Going on in Euro Money Markets? WSJ Real Time Economics (Scott)
Euro and Non-Euro Countries and Fiscal Policy Menzie Chinn, Econbrowser
Syria: The Geneva II Conference Trouble Moon of Alabama
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
SNOWDEN CALLS RUSSIAN-SPY STORY “ABSURD” New Yorker
The World Is Not Enough – How To Reinvent The Internet Evgeny Morozov (Lambert)
New Study Finds Tea Party Membership Ranks Still Growing, Even as Sympathy Declines Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights
McDonnell, wife charged Washington Post
Port Authority study supported Hoboken project at center of allegation Daily Kos (Carol B)
West Virginians Still Need Water After Coal Chemical Spill Jooleman, Firedoglake
Cuomo tried gifting private university $200M for football stadium Daily Kos (Carol B)
The Golden Age of Journalism? Your Newspaper, Your Choice Tom Engelhardt
El-Erian quits as Pimco chief in reshuffle Financial Times
Concentrated cash pile puts recovery in hands of the few Financial Times. Furzy mouse: “Here’s the real problem with the “recovery”….why should We the Corps spend one red cent, when sitting fat and happy?”
O.E.D.’s New Chief Editor Speaks of Its Future New York Times (furzy mouse)
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