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Deformed mountain lion spotted in Idaho remains a mystery WTVR (EW Mayer).
Wall Street Fine Print: Retirees Want FBI Probe Of Pension Investment Deals David Sirota, International Business Times
Stock Market: A Bad-News Barometer Flashes Red WSJ. The TED Spread, doing what it did in 2007. It’s the difference between three-month U.S. Treasury bill and the the 3-month interbank lending rate, in 2007 LIBOR. (I remember Krugman explaining this during the crisis, but of course not even America’s favorite Nobelist knew that LIBOR was corrupt and manipulated. Even if the institutional signs were all there.)
PayPal, others buy stolen data from criminals to protect users San Francisco Chronicle
Heed the fears of the financial markets Larry Summers, FT
Why the Fed needs to prepare for the worst right now Larry Summers, WaPo. This guy’s writing so much, he should start a blog.
UDPATE China regulator orders some banks to limit dollar buying: sources Reuters (Furzy Mouse).
The meaning of Myanmar’s 2015 election (PDF) Australian National University
What Would a Realist World Have Looked Like? Foreign Policy. Kept nodding my head to this one, until I remembered that Kissinger, another war criminal who makes Blair and Bush look like pikers, was a realist. Anyhow, worth a read.
Following their “civilized” allies: Saudi jets bomb health facility in northern Yemen the unbalanced evolution of homo sapiens
Stratfor: Who Wins and Who Loses in a World of Cheap Oil Fabius Maximus
Claims in Porter Ranch gas leak could cost utility billions of dollars Los Angeles Times. Southern California Gas/Sempra looking more like BP all the time.
Earth’s Top Ten Weather/Climate Events of 2015 Weather Underground
The new Germans The Economist. “A nation of immigrants.”
Canadians more polite than Americans on Twitter, study says CBC. Well, yeah, if you use metric.
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Even in Early Races, Poll Finds WSJ. NBC/Marist, and national, not local. Nevertheless, if Clinton were the dominating figure her supporters and most of the political class say she is, you’d expect her to have put Sanders away by now. But Sanders keeps hanging around, chipping away. Readers, anecdotes: What do you see on the ground in Iowa and New Hampshire, in terms of yard signs, bumper stickers, church (if any) socials, barber shops/hair salons, and local news coverage?
Hillary Clinton, Snapchat, selfies and the road to wooing millennials Guardian (PlutoniumKen).
Chair of Congressional Black Caucus endorses Hillary Clinton for President Blavity. The Black misleadership class….
The white man pathology Guardian. Very, very meta.
Donald Trump is here to stay. And he’s getting stronger. WaPo. Trump annotated.
Here is the Report On N.C. Charters That State Leaders Don’t Want You to Read Diane Ravitch’s Blog
The Boss Doesn’t Want Your Résumé WSJ. “Blind hiring.”
Sean Penn, Intelligence Dangle Emptywheel
How Americans Got So Fat, in Charts Bloomberg
Dear Parents: Everything You Need to Know About Your Son and Daughter’s University But Don’t Los Angeles Review of Books (Don G).
Simulating murder: The aversion to harmful action (PDF) Emotion (from 2012). Of course, we have economics departments to remedy this defect.
Apploitation in a city of instaserfs Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Today’s must read. On, naturally, San Francisco.
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