Jupiter: Our Cosmic Protector? New York Times
Mourning the Death of Handwriting Time, This is great. I have terrible manual dexterity, always got Ds in penmanship no matter how hard I tried, so I am delighted to see that standards have fallen so much that my illegible scrawl is the new normal.
No Doubts: Women Are Better Managers New York Times. No doubt, I am sick of gender stereotypes. Did it occur to ANYONE the the prejudice against women in positions of authority is sufficiently strong that a woman would HAVE to be better to be put in charge? In other words, sample bias.
Spitzer: Federal Reserve is ‘a Ponzi scheme, an inside job’ Raw Story. No wonder they had to get the 5×7 glossies on Spitzer.
The Future of Universal Health Care, as of Now Robert Reich
Health-care reform is our moon shot U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Star (hat tip reader John D)
Health Insurance “Innovation” James Kwak
Sichuan Expressway Rises 112.5% in Shanghai Debut Bloomberg. As DoctoRx put it, “Think there’s some excess liquidity there?”
Citi ‘milestone’ as Washington takes 34% stake Financial Times. Reader John L detects an effort to work some subversive irony into the recounting of this singular achievement.
Killing of China steel plant boss halts sale Financial Times
Europe braced for rising credit card defaults Financial Times
Loans Shrink as Fear Lingers Wall Street Journal
The End Of The End Of The Recession Tyler Durden. Due to the late hour, I only read the first ten pages, but this looks very good. Draws on David Rosenberg’s work.
Oil: the Market is the Manipulation Chris Cook. The Oil Drum (hat tip reader Tim C)
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