President Obama Demanded Concessions from Prime Minister Abe on Free Trade Deal Based on Approval Ratings over $300 Sushi Dinner, Says Japanese Tabloid Exskf (MJ). “”It is difficult to be on the same wavelength with him.” I think that’s Japanese for “I didn’t say ‘No.’ I said ‘Hell, no.’”
TPP Investment Map: New Privileges for 30,000 Companies? Public Citizen. Handy map. Check your county, and call your Congress critter!
First Thoughts on Piketty Greg Mankiw’s Blog
Taking On Adam Smith (and Karl Marx) Times. Sounds awfully Third Way-ish. Bonus for terrific photo of Thomas Piketty gazing skyward, rather like Dear Leader looking to the future.
Paul Krugman and the Economics Fringe Dean Baker, CEPR
Why Nations Can’t Resist Austerity Ian Welsh
A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter Schools Times. Hiring scabs from Teach for America, among much else.
Energy Journal: Fukushima “an ongoing crisis… an international issue, its important we all keep our eye on it… we owe it to the Pacific” — Nuclear fuel dropped into sub-basement and melted through some concrete, no one can get in to see where it is now (AUDIO) ENENews (full audio).
Chernobyl – how many died? Ecologist
Ukraine: Media Obfuscate About “OSCE Observers” Moon of Alabama. [Gaah, linked to Guardian's "Ukraine: pro-Russian separatists hold European military observers captive" yesterday. --lambert]
Financial War Bloomberg
Mass. appeal The Economist. Where’s the beef?
ObamaCare enrollment extended again The Hill. For the Pre-Existing Conditions Plan.
Patients paying more up front for care Atlanta Journal-Constitution
New York Will Keep Affordable Care Act Health Plans Restricted Times. Narrow networks stay narrow.
Do Physicians’ Financial Incentives Affect Medical Treatment and Patient Health? American Economic Review. Nothing tendentious about all the current Medicare stories, nothing at all.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Let’s call him BACKTRACK Obama Cannonfire. The most transparent administration in history and FOIA.
Where Was Anal Rape Approved in the OLC Memos? empty wheel
Passover Greetings from the Editor The Intercept. #JustSaying
Hope, cynicism and Jokowi in a Jakarta slum New Mandala
How Scientific Inquiry Works Dublin Review of Books
Chidiock Tichborne: The End Tom Clark (BDR)
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