A New Physics Theory of Life Quanta (Nikki)
Bodily maps of emotions PNAS. But what about people who don’t “feel” their emotions?
Lew and Dimon warn of Bitcoin dangers Financial Times. Technophiles may pooh-pooh the comments as mispresenting Bitcoin, but they miss the significance. If Treasury really has decided that Bitcoin could be used by terrorists, that means it will be included in the anti-terrorist finance operation. That effort gets top attention from regulators and central bankers around the world and hires top notch independent contractors.
Bitcoin is not optimized for privacy Ian Welsh
CEO … or Caveman??? Huffington Post. On the TransPacific Partnership.
US trade shocker one step closer to reality MacroBusiness. The US is now openly bullying.
Another Look at China’s GDP Numbers WSJ Real Time Economics
WaPo Blames Ukraine For Enacting U.S. Like Laws Moon of Alabama
West’s 30-year vendetta with Iran is finally buried in Davos Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
U.S. Willing to Hold Talks if Snowden Pleads Guilty New York Times. At best, playing to the media.
NY Times’ Jill Abramson: ‘This Is The Most Secretive White House…I Have Ever Dealt With‘ Huffington Post. Quelle surprise!
Huge ‘Super PAC’ Is Moving Early to Back Clinton New York Times
A Safe Harbor Without Full Protection New York Times. On creditor efforts to use state law claims to challenge the senior position of derivatives counterparties in bankruptcy.
Feds indict Klansman trying to build an anti-Muslim X-ray cannon Raw Story (furzy mouse). Only in America….
Slammed by food stamp cuts, New York City soup kitchens ran out of food Daily Kos (Carol B)
Hospital Chain Said to Scheme to Inflate Bills New York Times
54% of Republicans Say We’ve Got Too Much Inequality George Washington
Harvard, MIT Online Courses Dropped by 95% of Registrants Bloomberg. Lambert: “Remember the UVA thing, when the whole board and the Deans and the squillionaire donors were all excited about MOOCs? And that’s why they fired the President in the dead of night, because she wasn’t sufficiently enthusiastic? And now…. Here we are.”
Ignore Davos man MacroBusiness
Existing Home Sales Soaring Highs Deceptive Economic Populist
Tsunami of Retail Store Closings and Downsizings Coming; Expect Layoffs and Shorter Hours Michael Shedlock. If you kill wage growth and employment levels, this is the eventual result, further depressing spending…
This Is How Tops Are Made Karl Denninger (Scott)
The Bull Market Ends (or Is It Just a Correction?) Barry Ritholtz. Funny, sentiment was almost universally bullish a mere ten days ago?
Consumer Manipulation Bruce Schneier
Hierarchy Works Pieria
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