Can we end aging by 2029? h+ (hat tip reader David C). I don’t think I can wait that long…I most certainly do not want to live forever (competition for resources will get nasty before you factor in possible developments like this), but physical decay sucks.
Ancient site reveals signs of mass cannibalism BBC. Speaking of competition for resources….
City in uproar at plan for bonus ‘supertax’ Independent
Why Do So Many People Hate Health Care Reform? Megan McArdle
Bolstering My Negative Outlook Michael Panzner
Exchange Rate Policies Menzie Chinn, Econbrowser
Buying and selling castles in the sand John Dizard, Financial Times
We Didn’t Start the Fire Epicurean Dealmaker
Bailout Refund Is All About Pay, Pay, Pay Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times. This is why we will have pay reform in the end…but only after the next financial crisis. Chris Whalen said it is premature for BofA to be paying the TARP back, but no responsible adults seem to care. The governor of the Bank of England, who is not an elected official, has been talking up the need to fix pay aggressively, and all we get here is some hyperventilating about bonuses, but no serious ideas.
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader Max):