Juan Enriquez: How mindboggling science will outlast the crisis Exchange (hat tip reader doc holiday)
Storm brews between US and Israel Jim Lobe, Asia Times. The headline is not news, but provides some useful detail.
Bloggers fight for Hollywood supremacy Financial Times
Tall Paul is Not Happy! Video of Columbia presentation (hat tip reader Ilja); Volcker: Not Cheering for ‘a Little Inflation’ WSJ Economics Blog and Volcker sees crisis leading to global regulation Associated Press
The return of capital controls Willem Buiter, VoxEU
Career Options for Ex-Wall Street Workers New York Times
High Yield “Time Bomb” EconomPic Data. Simple, but worth keeping in mind.
Task Force on Auto Bailout Meets Wall Street Journal. So Geithner and Summers have made themselves the point men on this one, which could easily have been largely delegated to guys who knew something about the car business. The consequence is that they have less time to spend on what ought to be the top priority, namely, what to do about the financial system.
Did Ben Bernanke Pull the TARP Over Eyes? Dean Baker
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader Sima). Baby meerkats born in Taronga Zoo, Sydney (go Sydney!) Read more here.