Fertility expert: ‘I can clone a human being’ Independent (hat tip reader Carrick)
World’s major rivers ‘drying up’ BBC (hat tip reader Steve L)
Climate Change Schizophrenia Marc Gunther, The Big Money
We Fought A.I.G. and A.I.G. Won Steve Davidoff, New York Times
Why the ‘green shoots’ of recovery could yet wither Martin Wolf, Financial Times
How economics lost sight of real world John Kay, Financial Times
Debtholders vs. U.S. Over Chrysler Deal New York Times. The bondholders want 65 cents on the dollar PLUS 40% of the company when the debt trade for 15 cents. And guess who is leading the bondholders? JP Morgan and Citi.
Five Buildings that Should not have been Built Robert Green
For Housing Crisis, the End Probably Isn’t Near David Leonhardt, New York Times. A new datapoint: auctions.
Barclays’ Massive Loan Pool Eludes Notice Dan Freed, The Street.com
Is the American dream a nightmare? Susan Reed, Global Post
Weak Fundamentals Suggest Oil Prices Will Remain Low Oxford Analytica (hat tip reader Michael)
IMF vs Treasury and FSA Robert Peston, BBC
Let Insolvent Financial Firms Fail: Fed’s Hoenig Reuters (hat tip Joseph)
Antidote du jour: My brother Roy thinks two white moose equal one black swan:
The odds of seeing an albino moose are astronomical and to see this in the upper peninsula of Michigan , near Wisconsin , is even greater than astronomical. To see two of them together is nearly impossible.
We wanted to share these photos with as many people as possible because you will probably never have a chance to see this rare sight again.