Dear patient readers, posting will be thin through Wednesday evening, I get page proofs back again tomorrow and this is my very last chance to correct the manuscript.
Has dark matter finally been detected? Guardian (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck)
Obama-Constitutional Scholar Independent Accountant. McCain corrects Obama. Eeek.
Mobile Phone Cancellation Fees Help the Poor, Verizon Tells Feds Wired (hat tip reader John D). The arguments made by Verizon are an insult to intelligence. “Preserving our profit margins” = “helping the poor”.
Business chiefs hit at climate agreement Financial Times. Get this: businesses want a TOUGHER deal.
Pentagon pollution ignored at climate change conference IA Center (hat tip reader John D)
London Exodus to Geneva Runs Into Housing, School Shortages Bloomberg. Throws more cold water on the idea that lots of bankers can decamp from London and set up on the Continent.
China’s Export of Labor Faces Growing Scorn New York Times (hat tip reader Claire)
Is America Still a Nation of Laws? George Washington
Tomes to make you groan Lucy Kellaway. On the worst business books of the year.
No More Tarp for Citi, But TBTF Lingers Heather Landry, American Banker, via On Wall Street
Report: Vaccine Advisers Had Financial Conflicts Crooks and Liars (hat tip reader John D)
Ben and his Avatar Chevelle
Understanding Obamacare Luke Mitchell, Harper’s (hat tip Lambert Strether)
Tiger Woods, Person of the Year Frank Rich, New York Times. In case you missed this, a terrific piece.
Video: Goldman and Morgan Stanley were this close to bankruptcy Ed Harrison. Everyone at Goldman, starting with Blankfein, should be confined to a room playing an infinite loop of this video until they understand that no one with an operating brain cell buys their “we stand on our own two feet” crap and and they should quit trying to fob it off on us.
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