Links 1/18/08

Don’t Cry for Me, America Paul Krugman, New York Times

Bionic eyes: Contact lenses with circuits, lights a possible platform for superhuman vision Uweek. Coming to an opthamologist near you (in about 20 years), vision with embedded displays, just like the Terminator had.

Anthropological insights into banking behaviour Gillian Tett, Financial Times

Bow-Wow! Duke of Windsor’s Dog Collars Will Be Sold for $3,000 Bloomberg

Are We in a Recession? What Will It Look Like If We Have One? Brad DeLong

WaMu Conference Call Calculated Risk

FDIC’s Bair: Fix This Mess, Or We’re Stepping In Housing Risk. The only reason to listen to Sheila Bair is for some random reason the powers that be in Washington decided to rally behind a very watered-down version of a half-baked idea of hers. My theory is she has 5×7 glossies of someone important in a badly compromised position.

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