Ice loss sparks new climate change fears Financial Times
Death By the Numbers: Pakistan Counts the Toll of the Bush-Obama Drone War Chris Floyd (hat tip reader Warren)
Scrappy Mortgage Blogger Fights Bad Court Ruling Columbia Journalism Review (hat tip reader Barbara)
We Have A Right To Rant Susan Lee, Forbes
Uptick in Vasectomies Seen as Sign of Recession New York Times
‘Lipstick index’ smeared by recession Financial Times
Volcker Assumes Smaller-Than-Expected Role With Obama Wall Street Journal. The marginalization of Volcker, noted here, is now official.
EXCLUSIVE: Dylan Ratigan Reveals Why He Left CNBC Clusterstock
Big changes, but not much adjustment: China’s March trade data Brad Setser, This is not good news. Despite the supposed stimulus, China is running big trade surpluses while those of pretty much every other exporter is collapsing.
The Decade of Darkness Mike Whitney, Counterpunch (hat tip reader Doug)
A Letter to the FDIC on the Public Private Partnership FDIC (hat tip reader Buzz). Black humor.
Who’s manning the TARP desk? Real Time Investigations (hat tip reader David H)
Self-Haters Donate More Robin Hanson, Overcoming Bias
The Incredibly Shrinking Market Liquidity, Or The Upcoming Black Swan Of Black Swans Tyler Durden (hat tip reader Dwight). Today’s must read (this will cheer up alex black).
Antidote du jour (courtesy BBC, so this is not Photoshopped):
A ribbon seal (Histriophoca fasciata) on a slab of Arctic ice. The Center for Biological Diversity and Greenpeace plan to sue the US government for not making the ribbon seal an endangered species. It depends on springtime sea ice, and projections show its range halving within a few decades.