Readers, Happy New Year! You get an extra ration of linky goodness because I couldn’t stop with the 2013 top tens. –lambert
last comment on fiscal drag for the year The Center of the Universe
Buyout kings seek U.S. partnerships as deal prices rise Reuters. PE has so much money it doesn’t know what to do with it.
For Stocks, an Amazingly Good Year Times. Thanks for the reach-around, Ben!
5 overlooked activist victories in 2013 Waging Nonviolence
Top Ten Stories of 2013 Virtually Speaking
Best of 2013: The Top 10 TV Stories of the Year That Was Hollywood Reporter
The top 10 most viewed fact-checks of 2013 Politifact
Universe Today’s Top 10 (or so) Stories of 2013 Universe Today’
The Strange Case of American Inequality Brad DeLong, Project Syndicate. “Unless something – and it will need to be something major – returns the US to its pre-2008 growth trajectory, future economic historians will not regard the Great Depression as the worst business-cycle disaster of the industrial age. It is we who are living in their worst case.” Livin’ the dream!
Cash Handouts Are Changing Inequality In Brazil Crooks & Liars
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
If you aren’t doing anything wrong, you have nothing to hide from the cancer-inducing scan High Clearing. Nothing to do with this cancer-inducing scan.
Is The NSA Quartering “Digital” Troops Within Our Homes? Washington’s Blog. I like this Constitutional argument a lot.
Edward Snowden, the insufferable whistleblower Ruth Marcus, WaPo. Good liberal works herself into a lather defending imperial prerogatives. Pass the popcorn!
Uber-Economist Marginal Revolution
HealthCare.gov Enrolls 1.1 Million by Year-End––Cause For Celebration or Worry? Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review
Latvia reluctantly joins euro after shock therapy, but controversy rages on Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Daily Telegraph. What could go wrong?
Navy sailors have radiation sickness after Japan rescue NY Post. Yeah, the Post. But the quotes.
Sea Star Wasting Syndrome Pacific Rocky Intertidal Monitoring. Citizen science!
Mystery over what’s killing bald eagles in Utah Seattle Times
Four Degrees Warming by 2100? Angry Bear
Giant rubber duck bursts in Taiwan BBC (SW)
Profits May Rise, Profits May Fall, the Capitalist System Doesn’t Care at All Counterpunch. “As I get older, I think every day that, relative speaking, we know less and less.”
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