[Again an excess of links; I blame Ukraine. Yves should be back, full force, in the near future! --lambert]
A Chilling Forecast for Bank Profits John Carney, WSJ
ADP, purchase apps, ISM The Center of the Universe
A Depressingly Simple Explanation For The Weak Recovery Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider
Bernanke’s $250,000 fee for speech puts him near top of food chain MarketWatch, WSJ. It’s an ill wind…
Live Ukraine BBC
EU freezes assets of ousted Ukrainian leader and 17 others Reuters. Wowsers.
A long, hard slog Economist. “[A]sset recovery is a long-drawn-out process.” Presumably for the assets Obama wants to threaten, then?
Russia Today Anchor Liz Wahl Quits Live On-Air (Video) Hollywood Reporter
Why Putin Doesn’t Respect Us Thomas Friedman, Times. Lordy!
Ukraine: Ashton Phonecall On Maidan Snipers Moon of Alabama
Putin Isn’t Crazy, He’s KGB Bloomberg
Development Fairytales: A Foreign Firm’s Story in Senegal Oakland Institute. Corporate theft of Common Pool Resources.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
The Inverse of Oversight: CIA Spies On Congress Dan Froomkin, The Intercept
Plan to End U.S. Control of ICANN Submitted to Brazil Meeting on Future of Internet Governance Syracuse University News
How the rise of mobile apps will help Apple, Google and Facebook kill the Internet as we know it Pando Daily. “It’s easier to be led and harder to browse on a smaller device.” How con-v-e-e-e-e-n-i-e-n-t.
Just How Doomed Are Congressional Democrats? Pretty Doomed Charlie Cook, The Atlantic. Hey, I’ve got an idea! Democrats! Stop sucking!
Extending the Obamacare Cancelled Policy Moratorium––One More Contortion in the Pretzel Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review
“Retirement Security in an Aging Society,” or the Lack Thereof Baseline Scenario
FORGET THE 1% J.D. Alt
The Steampunk Future Revisited The Archdruid Report
Politics and the African-American Human Language Ta-Nahesi Coates, The Atlantic
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