Sorry for few posts of my own, a terrible deadline week and I am behind right now to boot. But I am very pleased with the quality of guest posts and hope you enjoy them.
Butterfly’s Wing Ears May Detect Birds LiveScience (hat tip reader John D)
Chinese railways and speculating pig farmers Michael Pettis
Are Big Banks Better? James Kwak, Baseline Scenario
Let A Hundred Theories Bloom Joseph Stiglitz International Business Times (hat tip Mark Thoma)
Twelve Reasons For A Job Loss Recovery Michael Shedlock
For Runaways on the Street, Sex Buys Survival New York Times. This has long been true, but apparently it is becoming more common.
Reports From Showdown In Chicago Seeing the Forest
Climate chief Lord Stern: give up meat to save the planet Times Online. If you must eat meat, chicken is very efficient (in ratio of grain consumed by critter to meat produced).
Dodd Seeks to Freeze Credit-Card Rates Wall Street Journal. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch (assuming it happens, of course).
McDonald’s pulls out of Iceland Financial Times
Goldman Sachs says “dark pools” help investors Reuters. And what did you expect them to say?
Back-Door Taxes Hit U.S. With Financing in the Dark Bloomberg (hat tip reader John L)
Senate Pushes for Public Option Without Obama’s Support Huffington Post. One colleague tells me that an insider told him that Obama was never serious about the public option, it was a mere trading chip.
Detroit house auction flops for urban wasteland Reuters (hat tip reader John D)
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