The Satoshi Paradox Felix Salmon, Columbia Journalism Review
Canadian regulator: Not enough locally-made porn on television Agence France-Presse
Breathless in Beijing Triple Crisis
Draghi calls eurozone ‘island of stability’ Financial Times (Scott)
Slovakia: life after the velvet divorce New Statesman (Chuck L)
Obama and Putin: Liar’s Poker George Washington
Russia extends control of Crimea Guardian
PROVED RESERVES OF OIL, GAS, AND COAL BY COUNTRY Energy Realities (notexactlyhuman)
Belligerence cannot hide Russia’s frailty Financial Times. Editorial. Not liking the sound of this messaging….
Assad taking advantage of U.S.-Russia split on Ukraine Washington Post
A Struggle Amongst Oligarchs in Ukraine Pt.1 Real News. An intro segment, hopefully the later ones will go into more detail.
Q4 2013 ‘Flow of Funds’ and Geopolitical Doug Noland (Scott)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Judge Opens Door For Drone Society DS Wright, Firedoglake (Carol B). Here are your defenses: wigs, surgical masks, veils (Lady Gaga variants so you can pretend it’s fashion), enormous hats (sun protection!) really heavy-framed glasses, and if you are super serious, fake eyebrows and noses.
Operation Stall Marcy Wheeler (Chuck L)
A vast hidden surveillance network runs across America, powered by the repo industry BetaBoston (Chuck L)
The Deadly Mix of Hysteria and Defense Budget Politics CounterPunch (Chuck L)
Inside the Making of Obamacare Wall Street Journal
The Obamacare money under the couch Politico
One Third of Skilled Nursing Patients Harmed in Treatment ProPublica (Lambert)
Posturing from Weakness James Kwak
Obama’s Budget Cuts Millions From Financial Regulatory Agency Real News Network
Wing Cracks Delay Boeing 787 Assembly New York Times
An attempt to FOIL request the source code of the Value-added model Cathy O’Neil (Deborah). In which mathbabe discovers that the answer to FOIA-equivalents is always “no” until you turn up the heat. And even then they do their damndest not to comply.
Bank Of America Wants People To Pay $5 For A Currently Free Service Huffington Post (Carol B)
BofA Chief’s Pay Increases 37% Wall Street Journal
Fed Missed Crisis Due To Narrow Mindset, Says Study WSJ Real Time Economics
Here’s how the S&P 500 gets to 2,600 next year MarketWatch
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